Oracle Linux 6 / 7 : Unbreakable Enterprise kernel (ELSA-2016-3617)

high Nessus Plugin ID 93676


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


Description of changes:

kernel-uek [3.8.13-118.11.2.el7uek]
- Btrfs: fix truncation of compressed and inlined extents (Ashish Samant) [Orabug: 22307285] {CVE-2015-8374}
- Btrfs: fix file corruption and data loss after cloning inline extents (Divya Indi) [Orabug: 22307285] {CVE-2015-8374}
- netfilter: x_tables: make sure e->next_offset covers remaining blob size (Florian Westphal) [Orabug: 24682074] {CVE-2016-4997} {CVE-2016-4998}
- netfilter: x_tables: validate e->target_offset early (Florian Westphal) [Orabug: 24682074] {CVE-2016-4997} {CVE-2016-4998}

- rds: schedule local connection activity in proper workqueue (Ajaykumar Hotchandani) [Orabug: 24624195]
- ib_core: make wait_event uninterruptible in ib_flush_fmr_pool() (Avinash Repaka) [Orabug: 24655952]
- net/mlx4: Support shutdown() interface (Gavin Shan) [Orabug: 24624181]
- tcp: make challenge acks less predictable (Eric Dumazet) [Orabug: 24010012] [Orabug: 2401010] {CVE-2016-5696}

- ocfs2: call ocfs2_journal_access_di() before ocfs2_journal_dirty() in ocfs2_write_end_nolock() (yangwenfang) [Orabug: 19601200]
- ocfs2: improve recovery performance (Junxiao Bi) [Orabug: 24395691]


Update the affected unbreakable enterprise kernel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 93676

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2016-3617.nasl

Version: 2.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/23/2016

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl, linux_alt_patch_detect.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.9


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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:dtrace-modules-3.8.13-118.11.2.el6uek, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:dtrace-modules-3.8.13-118.11.2.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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/22/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/28/2015

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Linux Kernel 4.6.3 Netfilter Privilege Escalation)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8374, CVE-2016-4997, CVE-2016-4998, CVE-2016-5696