Oracle Linux 5 / 6 : Unbreakable Enterprise kernel (ELSA-2016-3589)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 92677

Synopsis

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

Description

Description of changes:

[2.6.39-400.283.1.el6uek]
- atl2: Disable unimplemented scatter/gather feature (Ben Hutchings) [Orabug: 23703990] {CVE-2016-2117}
- mlx4_core: add module parameter to disable background init (Mukesh Kacker) [Orabug: 23292107]
- NFSv4: Don't decode fs_locations if we didn't ask for them... (Trond Myklebust) [Orabug: 23633714]
- mm/slab: Improve performance of slabinfo stats gathering (Aruna Ramakrishna) [Orabug: 23050884]
- offload ib subnet manager port and node get info query handling. (Rama Nichanamatlu) [Orabug: 22521735]

Solution

Update the affected unbreakable enterprise kernel packages.

See Also

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2016-August/006222.html

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2016-August/006223.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 92677

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2016-3589.nasl

Version: 2.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/08/02

Updated: 2019/09/27

Dependencies: 12634, 122878

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

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: 2016/08/01

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/05/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-2117