Oracle Linux 6 / 7 : Unbreakable Enterprise kernel (ELSA-2016-3501)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 87834


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


Description of changes:

kernel-uek [3.8.13-118.2.4.el7uek]
- KEYS: Don't permit request_key() to construct a new keyring (David Howells) [Orabug: 22373442] {CVE-2015-7872}

- dcache: Handle escaped paths in prepend_path (Eric W. Biederman) [Orabug: 22373283] - vfs: Test for and handle paths that are unreachable from their mnt_root (Eric W. Biederman) [Orabug: 22249875] - KEYS: Fix crash when attempt to garbage collect an uninstantiated keyring (David Howells) [Orabug: 22373442] {CVE-2015-7872}
- KEYS: Fix race between key destruction and finding a keyring by name (David Howells) [Orabug: 22373442]


Update the affected unbreakable enterprise kernel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 87834

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2016-3501.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/01/11

Modified: 2016/01/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:dtrace-modules-3.8.13-118.2.4.el6uek, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:dtrace-modules-3.8.13-118.2.4.el7uek, 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:6, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:7

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/01/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-7872