Oracle Linux 5 / 6 : Unbreakable Enterprise kernel (ELSA-2015-3014)

High Nessus Plugin ID 81872


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


Description of changes:

- kvm: fix excessive pages un-pinning in kvm_iommu_map error path. (Quentin Casasnovas) [Orabug: 20687314] {CVE-2014-3601} {CVE-2014-8369} {CVE-2014-3601}
- Revert 'mm: Fix NULL pointer dereference in madvise(MADV_WILLNEED) support' (Guangyu Sun) [Orabug: 20673281] {CVE-2014-8173}

- netfilter: conntrack: disable generic tracking for known protocols (Florian Westphal) [Orabug: 20679630] {CVE-2014-8160}
- mac80211: fix fragmentation code, particularly for encryption (Johannes Berg) [Orabug: 20673313] {CVE-2014-8709}
- mm: Fix NULL pointer dereference in madvise(MADV_WILLNEED) support (Kirill A. Shutemov) [Orabug: 20673282] {CVE-2014-8173}
- tracing/syscalls: Ignore numbers outside NR_syscalls' range (Rabin Vincent) [Orabug: 20673164] {CVE-2014-7825} {CVE-2014-7826}
- tracing/syscalls: Fix perf syscall tracing when syscall_nr == -1 (Will Deacon) [Orabug: 20673164] {CVE-2014-7825} {CVE-2014-7826}

- NVMe: Disable pci before clearing queue (Keith Busch) [Orabug: 20533100] - x86, fpu: disable eagerfpu by default (Santosh Shilimkar) [Orabug: 20521543]


Update the affected unbreakable enterprise kernel packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 81872

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2015-3014.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/03/17

Modified: 2015/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: 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, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:5, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:6

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/03/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3601, CVE-2014-7825, CVE-2014-7826, CVE-2014-8160, CVE-2014-8173, CVE-2014-8369, CVE-2014-8709

BID: 69489, 70747, 70749, 70965, 70971, 70972, 72061