Oracle Linux 6 / 7 : Unbreakable Enterprise kernel (ELSA-2016-3632) (Dirty COW)

High Nessus Plugin ID 94223


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


Description of changes:

kernel-uek [4.1.12-61.1.16.el7uek]
- mm: remove gup_flags FOLL_WRITE games from __get_user_pages() (Linus Torvalds) [Orabug: 24927306] {CVE-2016-5195}

- drivers/nvme: provide a module parameter for setting number of I/O queues (Shan Hai) [Orabug: 24914956]
- blk-mq: improve warning for running a queue on the wrong CPU (Jens Axboe) [Orabug: 24914956]
- blk-mq: fix freeze queue race (Shan Hai) [Orabug: 24914956]


Update the affected unbreakable enterprise kernel packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 94223

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2016-3632.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.13 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/10/24

Modified: 2017/01/16

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-4.1.12-61.1.16.el6uek, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:dtrace-modules-4.1.12-61.1.16.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: 2016/10/22

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-5195

IAVA: 2016-A-0306