Oracle Linux 5 / 6 : Unbreakable Enterprise kernel (ELSA-2016-3567)

high Nessus Plugin ID 91293
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Synopsis

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

Description

The remote Oracle Linux 5 / 6 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the ELSA-2016-3567 advisory.

- The Linux kernel before 4.4.1 allows local users to bypass file-descriptor limits and cause a denial of service (memory consumption) by sending each descriptor over a UNIX socket before closing it, related to net/unix/af_unix.c and net/unix/garbage.c. (CVE-2013-4312)

- net/ipv6/addrconf.c in the IPv6 stack in the Linux kernel before 4.0 does not validate attempted changes to the MTU value, which allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (packet loss) via a value that is (1) smaller than the minimum compliant value or (2) larger than the MTU of an interface, as demonstrated by a Router Advertisement (RA) message that is not validated by a daemon, a different vulnerability than CVE-2015-0272. NOTE: the scope of CVE-2015-0272 is limited to the NetworkManager product. (CVE-2015-8215)

- The ext4 implementation in the Linux kernel before 2.6.34 does not properly track the initialization of certain data structures, which allows physically proximate attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and panic) via a crafted USB device, related to the ext4_fill_super function.
(CVE-2015-8324)

- The networking implementation in the Linux kernel through 4.3.3, as used in Android and other products, does not validate protocol identifiers for certain protocol families, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (NULL function pointer dereference and system crash) or possibly gain privileges by leveraging CLONE_NEWUSER support to execute a crafted SOCK_RAW application. (CVE-2015-8543)

- fs/ext4/namei.c in the Linux kernel before 3.7 allows physically proximate attackers to cause a denial of service (system crash) via a crafted no-journal filesystem, a related issue to CVE-2013-2015.
(CVE-2015-7509)

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-2016-3567.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 91293

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2016-3567.nasl

Version: 2.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/23/2016

Updated: 9/8/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl, linux_alt_patch_detect.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2015-8543

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.9

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

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: cpe:2.3:o:oracle:linux:5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, cpe:2.3:o:oracle:linux:6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:oracle:linux:kernel-uek:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:oracle:linux:kernel-uek-debug:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:oracle:linux:kernel-uek-debug-devel:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:oracle:linux:kernel-uek-devel:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:oracle:linux:kernel-uek-doc:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:oracle:linux:kernel-uek-firmware:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:oracle:linux:mlnx_en-2.6.32-400.37.17.el5uek:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:oracle:linux:mlnx_en-2.6.32-400.37.17.el5uekdebug:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:oracle:linux:mlnx_en-2.6.32-400.37.17.el6uek:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:oracle:linux:mlnx_en-2.6.32-400.37.17.el6uekdebug:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:oracle:linux:ofa-2.6.32-400.37.17.el5uek:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:oracle:linux:ofa-2.6.32-400.37.17.el5uekdebug:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:oracle:linux:ofa-2.6.32-400.37.17.el6uek:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:oracle:linux:ofa-2.6.32-400.37.17.el6uekdebug:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/20/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/29/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-7509, CVE-2015-8215, CVE-2015-8543, CVE-2013-4312, CVE-2015-8324