RHEL 7 : kernel-rt (RHSA-2016:1875)

high Nessus Plugin ID 93556
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Synopsis

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

An update for kernel-rt is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

The kernel-rt packages provide the Real Time Linux Kernel, which enables fine-tuning for systems with extremely high determinism requirements.

The kernel-rt packages have been upgraded to the kernel-3.10.0-327.36.1 source tree, which provides a number of bug fixes over the previous version. (BZ# 1366538)

Security Fix(es) :

* A security flaw was found in the Linux kernel in the mark_source_chains() function in 'net/ipv4/netfilter/ip_tables.c'. It is possible for a user-supplied 'ipt_entry' structure to have a large 'next_offset' field. This field is not bounds checked prior to writing to a counter value at the supplied offset. (CVE-2016-3134, Important)

* A flaw was discovered in processing setsockopt for 32 bit processes on 64 bit systems. This flaw will allow attackers to alter arbitrary kernel memory when unloading a kernel module. This action is usually restricted to root-privileged users but can also be leveraged if the kernel is compiled with CONFIG_USER_NS and CONFIG_NET_NS and the user is granted elevated privileges. (CVE-2016-4997, Important)

* An out-of-bounds heap memory access leading to a Denial of Service, heap disclosure, or further impact was found in setsockopt(). The function call is normally restricted to root, however some processes with cap_sys_admin may also be able to trigger this flaw in privileged container environments. (CVE-2016-4998, Moderate)

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016:1875

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2016-3134

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2016-4997

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2016-4998

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2016-6197

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2016-6198

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 93556

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2016-1875.nasl

Version: 2.15

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/16/2016

Updated: 10/24/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl, linux_alt_patch_detect.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.2

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

Temporal Vector: E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.4

Temporal Score: 8

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

Temporal Vector: E:H/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-rt, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-rt-debug, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-rt-debug-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-rt-debug-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-rt-debug-kvm, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-rt-debug-kvm-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-rt-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-rt-debuginfo-common-x86_64, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-rt-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-rt-doc, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-rt-kvm, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-rt-kvm-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-rt-trace, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-rt-trace-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-rt-trace-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-rt-trace-kvm, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-rt-trace-kvm-debuginfo, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/14/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/27/2016

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Linux Kernel 4.6.3 Netfilter Privilege Escalation)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-3134, CVE-2016-4997, CVE-2016-4998, CVE-2016-6197, CVE-2016-6198

RHSA: 2016:1875