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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 92677


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


Description of changes:

- 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]


Update the affected unbreakable enterprise kernel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 92677

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2016-3589.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/08/02

Modified: 2016/10/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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


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

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-2117