Oracle Linux 5 / 6 : Unbreakable Enterprise kernel (ELSA-2015-3021)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 82491

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-2015-3021 advisory.

- Use-after-free vulnerability in the sctp_assoc_update function in net/sctp/associola.c in the Linux kernel before 3.18.8 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (slab corruption and panic) or possibly have unspecified other impact by triggering an INIT collision that leads to improper handling of shared- key data. (CVE-2015-1421)

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-2015-3021.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 82491

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2015-3021.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/1/2015

Updated: 9/8/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2015-1421

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

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

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-2.6.32-400.37.3.el5uek, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:mlnx_en-2.6.32-400.37.3.el5uekdebug, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:mlnx_en-2.6.32-400.37.3.el6uek, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:mlnx_en-2.6.32-400.37.3.el6uekdebug, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:ofa-2.6.32-400.37.3.el5uek, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:ofa-2.6.32-400.37.3.el5uekdebug, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:ofa-2.6.32-400.37.3.el6uek, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:ofa-2.6.32-400.37.3.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: 3/31/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/29/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-1421

BID: 72356