Oracle Linux 6 : kernel (ELSA-2015-1272)

high Nessus Plugin ID 85097
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Synopsis

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

Description

The remote Oracle Linux 6 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the ELSA-2015-1272 advisory.

- The report_fixup functions in the HID subsystem in the Linux kernel before 3.16.2 might allow physically proximate attackers to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds write) via a crafted device that provides a small report descriptor, related to (1) drivers/hid/hid-cherry.c, (2) drivers/hid/hid-kye.c, (3) drivers/hid/hid-lg.c, (4) drivers/hid/hid-monterey.c, (5) drivers/hid/hid-petalynx.c, and (6) drivers/hid/hid-sunplus.c. (CVE-2014-3184)

- Race condition in the tlv handler functionality in the snd_ctl_elem_user_tlv function in sound/core/control.c in the ALSA control implementation in the Linux kernel before 3.15.2 allows local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory by leveraging /dev/snd/controlCX access.
(CVE-2014-4652)

- 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)

- 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)

- arch/x86/kernel/tls.c in the Thread Local Storage (TLS) implementation in the Linux kernel through 3.18.1 allows local users to bypass the espfix protection mechanism, and consequently makes it easier for local users to bypass the ASLR protection mechanism, via a crafted application that makes a set_thread_area system call and later reads a 16-bit value. (CVE-2014-8133)

- Off-by-one error in the ecryptfs_decode_from_filename function in fs/ecryptfs/crypto.c in the eCryptfs subsystem in the Linux kernel before 3.18.2 allows local users to cause a denial of service (buffer overflow and system crash) or possibly gain privileges via a crafted filename. (CVE-2014-9683)

- The em_sysenter function in arch/x86/kvm/emulate.c in the Linux kernel before 3.18.5, when the guest OS lacks SYSENTER MSR initialization, allows guest OS users to gain guest OS privileges or cause a denial of service (guest OS crash) by triggering use of a 16-bit code segment for emulation of a SYSENTER instruction. (CVE-2015-0239)

- Race condition in the prepare_binprm function in fs/exec.c in the Linux kernel before 3.19.6 allows local users to gain privileges by executing a setuid program at a time instant when a chown to root is in progress, and the ownership is changed but the setuid bit is not yet stripped. (CVE-2015-3339)

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-2015-1272.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 85097

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2015-1272.nasl

Version: 2.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/30/2015

Updated: 9/8/2021

Dependencies: linux_alt_patch_detect.nasl, ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2015-3339

VPR

Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:oracle:linux:6, 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-firmware, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-headers, 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: 7/28/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/2/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-5321, CVE-2012-6657, CVE-2014-3184, CVE-2014-3185, CVE-2014-3215, CVE-2014-3610, CVE-2014-3611, CVE-2014-3645, CVE-2014-3646, CVE-2014-3673, CVE-2014-3687, CVE-2014-3688, CVE-2014-3690, CVE-2014-3940, CVE-2014-4652, CVE-2014-4656, CVE-2014-5471, CVE-2014-5472, CVE-2014-6410, CVE-2014-7822, CVE-2014-7825, CVE-2014-7826, CVE-2014-7841, CVE-2014-8133, CVE-2014-8159, CVE-2014-8369, CVE-2014-8709, CVE-2014-8884, CVE-2014-9322, CVE-2014-9419, CVE-2014-9420, CVE-2014-9529, CVE-2014-9584, CVE-2014-9585, CVE-2014-9683, CVE-2015-0239, CVE-2015-1593, CVE-2015-1805, CVE-2015-2830, CVE-2015-2922, CVE-2015-3331, CVE-2015-3339, CVE-2015-3636