Oracle Linux 5 / 6 : Unbreakable Enterprise kernel (ELSA-2016-3566)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 91292


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


Description of changes:

- net: add validation for the socket syscall protocol argument (Hannes Frederic Sowa) [Orabug: 23267976] {CVE-2015-8543} {CVE-2015-8543}
- ipv6: addrconf: validate new MTU before applying it (Marcelo Leitner) [Orabug: 23263251] {CVE-2015-8215}
- ext4: avoid hang when mounting non-journal filesystems with orphan list (Theodore Ts'o) [Orabug: 23262219] {CVE-2015-7509}
- ext4: make orphan functions be no-op in no-journal mode (Anatol Pomozov) [Orabug: 23262219] {CVE-2015-7509}
- unix: properly account for FDs passed over unix sockets (willy tarreau) [Orabug: 23262265] {CVE-2013-4312} {CVE-2013-4312}


Update the affected unbreakable enterprise kernel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 91292

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2016-3566.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/05/23

Modified: 2016/10/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

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


Base Score: 7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/05/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-4312, CVE-2015-7509, CVE-2015-8215, CVE-2015-8543