Oracle Linux 5 / 6 : Unbreakable Enterprise kernel (ELSA-2015-3042)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 84109


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


Description of changes:

- x86_64, vdso: Fix the vdso address randomization algorithm (Andy Lutomirski) [Orabug: 21226730] {CVE-2014-9585}
- isofs: Fix infinite looping over CE entries (Jan Kara) [Orabug: 21225976] {CVE-2014-9420}
- x86_64, switch_to(): Load TLS descriptors before switching DS and ES (Andy Lutomirski) [Orabug: 21225938] {CVE-2014-9419}

- IB/ipoib: Disable TSO in connected mode (Yuval Shaia) [Orabug: 20637991]

- af_unix: dont send SCM_CREDENTIALS by default (Eric Dumazet) [Orabug: 20604916] - scm: Capture the full credentials of the scm sender (Tim Chen) [Orabug: 20604916] - af_unix: limit recursion level (Eric Dumazet) [Orabug: 20604916] - af_unix: Allow credentials to work across user and pid namespaces. (Eric W. Biederman) [Orabug: 20604916] - scm: Capture the full credentials of the scm sender. (Eric W. Biederman) [Orabug: 20604916] - BUG_ON(lockres->l_level != DLM_LOCK_EX !checkpointed) tripped in ocfs2_ci_checkpointed (Tariq Saeed) [Orabug: 20189959] - sched: Prevent divide by zero when cpu power calculation is 0 (Todd Vierling) [Orabug: 17936435]


Update the affected unbreakable enterprise kernel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 84109

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2015-3042.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/06/11

Modified: 2015/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.9

Temporal Score: 4.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/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: 2015/06/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9419, CVE-2014-9420, CVE-2014-9585

BID: 71717, 71794, 71990