Oracle Linux 5 / 6 : Unbreakable Enterprise kernel (ELSA-2015-3005)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 81102

Synopsis

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.

Description

The remote Oracle Linux 5 / 6 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the ELSA-2015-3005 advisory.

- The sctp_process_param function in net/sctp/sm_make_chunk.c in the SCTP implementation in the Linux kernel before 3.17.4, when ASCONF is used, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) via a malformed INIT chunk. (CVE-2014-7841)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://linux.oracle.com/errata/ELSA-2015-3005.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 81102

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2015-3005.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/30/2015

Updated: 9/8/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2014-7841

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Temporal Vector: E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:oracle:linux:5, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:6, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-uek, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-uek-debug, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-uek-debug-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-uek-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-uek-doc, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-uek-firmware, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:mlnx_en-2.6.32-400.36.14.el5uek, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:mlnx_en-2.6.32-400.36.14.el5uekdebug, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:mlnx_en-2.6.32-400.36.14.el6uek, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:mlnx_en-2.6.32-400.36.14.el6uekdebug, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:ofa-2.6.32-400.36.14.el5uek, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:ofa-2.6.32-400.36.14.el5uekdebug, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:ofa-2.6.32-400.36.14.el6uek, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:ofa-2.6.32-400.36.14.el6uekdebug

Required KB Items: Host/OracleLinux, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/local_checks_enabled

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/29/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/13/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-7841

BID: 71081