Oracle Linux 7 : kernel (ELSA-2015-0290)

high Nessus Plugin ID 81800

Synopsis

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

The remote Oracle Linux 7 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the ELSA-2015-0290 advisory.

- arch/x86/kvm/vmx.c in the KVM subsystem in the Linux kernel before 3.17.2 on Intel processors does not ensure that the value in the CR4 control register remains the same after a VM entry, which allows host OS users to kill arbitrary processes or cause a denial of service (system disruption) by leveraging /dev/kvm access, as demonstrated by PR_SET_TSC prctl calls within a modified copy of QEMU. (CVE-2014-3690)

- The Linux kernel through 3.14.5 does not properly consider the presence of hugetlb entries, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory corruption or system crash) by accessing certain memory locations, as demonstrated by triggering a race condition via numa_maps read operations during hugepage migration, related to fs/proc/task_mmu.c and mm/mempolicy.c. (CVE-2014-3940)

- kernel/trace/trace_syscalls.c in the Linux kernel through 3.17.2 does not properly handle private syscall numbers during use of the perf subsystem, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (out-of- bounds read and OOPS) or bypass the ASLR protection mechanism via a crafted application. (CVE-2014-7825)

- kernel/trace/trace_syscalls.c in the Linux kernel through 3.17.2 does not properly handle private syscall numbers during use of the ftrace subsystem, which allows local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (invalid pointer dereference) via a crafted application. (CVE-2014-7826)

- Race condition in the ext4_file_write_iter function in fs/ext4/file.c in the Linux kernel through 3.17 allows local users to cause a denial of service (file unavailability) via a combination of a write action and an F_SETFL fcntl operation for the O_DIRECT flag. (CVE-2014-8086)

- net/netfilter/nf_conntrack_proto_generic.c in the Linux kernel before 3.18 generates incorrect conntrack entries during handling of certain iptables rule sets for the SCTP, DCCP, GRE, and UDP-Lite protocols, which allows remote attackers to bypass intended access restrictions via packets with disallowed port numbers. (CVE-2014-8160)

- The filesystem implementation in the Linux kernel before 3.13 performs certain operations on lists of files with an inappropriate locking approach, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (soft lockup or system crash) via unspecified use of Asynchronous I/O (AIO) operations. (CVE-2014-8172)

- The pmd_none_or_trans_huge_or_clear_bad function in include/asm-generic/pgtable.h in the Linux kernel before 3.13 on NUMA systems does not properly determine whether a Page Middle Directory (PMD) entry is a transparent huge-table entry, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted MADV_WILLNEED madvise system call that leverages the absence of a page-table lock. (CVE-2014-8173)

- The ieee80211_fragment function in net/mac80211/tx.c in the Linux kernel before 3.13.5 does not properly maintain a certain tail pointer, which allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive cleartext information by reading packets. (CVE-2014-8709)

- Stack-based buffer overflow in the ttusbdecfe_dvbs_diseqc_send_master_cmd function in drivers/media/usb/ttusb-dec/ttusbdecfe.c in the Linux kernel before 3.17.4 allows local users to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly gain privileges via a large message length in an ioctl call.
(CVE-2014-8884)

- The XFS implementation in the Linux kernel before 3.15 improperly uses an old size value during remote attribute replacement, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (transaction overrun and data corruption) or possibly gain privileges by leveraging XFS filesystem access. (CVE-2015-0274)

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-2015-0290.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 81800

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2015-0290.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/13/2015

Updated: 9/8/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2015-0274

VPR

Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.8

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:oracle:linux:7, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-abi-whitelists, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-debug, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-debug-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-headers, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-tools, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-tools-libs, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-tools-libs-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:perf, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:python-perf

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/11/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/9/2013

Exploitable With

CANVAS (CANVAS)

Core Impact

Metasploit (Android "Towelroot" Futex Requeue Kernel Exploit)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-2929, CVE-2014-0181, CVE-2014-0196, CVE-2014-0206, CVE-2014-1737, CVE-2014-1738, CVE-2014-1739, CVE-2014-2568, CVE-2014-2672, CVE-2014-2673, CVE-2014-2706, CVE-2014-2851, CVE-2014-3144, CVE-2014-3145, CVE-2014-3153, CVE-2014-3181, CVE-2014-3182, CVE-2014-3184, CVE-2014-3185, CVE-2014-3186, CVE-2014-3534, CVE-2014-3611, CVE-2014-3631, CVE-2014-3646, CVE-2014-3673, CVE-2014-3687, CVE-2014-3688, CVE-2014-3690, CVE-2014-3917, CVE-2014-3940, CVE-2014-4027, CVE-2014-4171, CVE-2014-4652, CVE-2014-4653, CVE-2014-4654, CVE-2014-4655, CVE-2014-4656, CVE-2014-4667, CVE-2014-4699, CVE-2014-4943, CVE-2014-5045, CVE-2014-5077, CVE-2014-5471, CVE-2014-5472, CVE-2014-6410, CVE-2014-6416, CVE-2014-7145, CVE-2014-7825, CVE-2014-7826, CVE-2014-7841, CVE-2014-8086, CVE-2014-8884, CVE-2014-9322