Oracle Linux 6 / 7 : Unbreakable Enterprise kernel (ELSA-2016-3573)

High Nessus Plugin ID 91592


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


Description of changes:

kernel-uek [3.8.13-118.7.1.el7uek]
- megaraid_sas : Update threshold based reply post host index register (<A HREF=''>Sumit.Saxena at</A>) [Orabug: 23562756]
- xen/events: Don't move disabled irqs (Ross Lagerwall) [Orabug: 23055234]
- xen/events: Mask a moving irq (Boris Ostrovsky) [Orabug: 23055234]
- xen/pciback: Save the number of MSI-X entries to be copied later. (Dongli Zhang) [Orabug: 23202410]
- xen/pciback: Save xen_pci_op commands before processing it (Dongli Zhang) [Orabug: 23202410]
- xen-blkback: read from indirect descriptors only once (Dongli Zhang) [Orabug: 23202410]
- xen-blkback: only read request operation from shared ring once (Dongli Zhang) [Orabug: 23202410]
- xen-netback: use RING_COPY_REQUEST() throughout (Dongli Zhang) [Orabug: 23202410]
- xen-netback: don't use last request to determine minimum Tx credit (Dongli Zhang) [Orabug: 23202410]
- xen: Add RING_COPY_REQUEST() (Dongli Zhang) [Orabug: 23202410]
- IB/security: Restrict use of the write() interface (Jason Gunthorpe) [Orabug: 23283925] {CVE-2016-4565}


Update the affected unbreakable enterprise kernel packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 91592

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2016-3573.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/06/14

Modified: 2016/10/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

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


Base Score: 7.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:dtrace-modules-3.8.13-118.7.1.el6uek, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:dtrace-modules-3.8.13-118.7.1.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: 2016/06/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-4565