Oracle Linux 5 : kernel (ELSA-2016-0045)

high Nessus Plugin ID 88030
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Synopsis

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

Description

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2016:0045 :

Updated kernel packages that fix two security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system.

* Two flaws were found in the way the Linux kernel's networking implementation handled UDP packets with incorrect checksum values. A remote attacker could potentially use these flaws to trigger an infinite loop in the kernel, resulting in a denial of service on the system, or cause a denial of service in applications using the edge triggered epoll functionality. (CVE-2015-5364, CVE-2015-5366, Important)

All kernel users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues. The system must be rebooted for this update to take effect.

Solution

Update the affected kernel packages.

See Also

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2016-January/005699.html

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2016-January/005700.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 88030

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2016-0045.nasl

Version: 2.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/21/2016

Updated: 8/24/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl, linux_alt_patch_detect.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-PAE, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-PAE-devel, 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-doc, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-headers, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-xen, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-xen-devel, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:5

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/20/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/31/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-5364, CVE-2015-5366

RHSA: 2016:0045