CentOS 7 : kernel (CESA-2016:2574)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 95321


The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.


An update for kernel 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 packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system.

Security Fix(es) :

* It was found that the Linux kernel's IPv6 implementation mishandled socket options. A local attacker could abuse concurrent access to the socket options to escalate their privileges, or cause a denial of service (use-after-free and system crash) via a crafted sendmsg system call. (CVE-2016-3841, Important)

* Several Moderate and Low impact security issues were found in the Linux kernel. Space precludes documenting each of these issues in this advisory. Refer to the CVE links in the References section for a description of each of these vulnerabilities. (CVE-2013-4312, CVE-2015-8374, CVE-2015-8543, CVE-2015-8812, CVE-2015-8844, CVE-2015-8845, CVE-2016-2053, CVE-2016-2069, CVE-2016-2847, CVE-2016-3156, CVE-2016-4581, CVE-2016-4794, CVE-2016-5412, CVE-2016-5828, CVE-2016-5829, CVE-2016-6136, CVE-2016-6198, CVE-2016-6327, CVE-2016-6480, CVE-2015-8746, CVE-2015-8956, CVE-2016-2117, CVE-2016-2384, CVE-2016-3070, CVE-2016-3699, CVE-2016-4569, CVE-2016-4578)

Red Hat would like to thank Philip Pettersson (Samsung) for reporting CVE-2016-2053; Tetsuo Handa for reporting CVE-2016-2847; the Virtuozzo kernel team and Solar Designer (Openwall) for reporting CVE-2016-3156;
Justin Yackoski (Cryptonite) for reporting CVE-2016-2117; and Linn Crosetto (HP) for reporting CVE-2016-3699. The CVE-2015-8812 issue was discovered by Venkatesh Pottem (Red Hat Engineering); the CVE-2015-8844 and CVE-2015-8845 issues were discovered by Miroslav Vadkerti (Red Hat Engineering); the CVE-2016-4581 issue was discovered by Eric W. Biederman (Red Hat); the CVE-2016-6198 issue was discovered by CAI Qian (Red Hat); and the CVE-2016-3070 issue was discovered by Jan Stancek (Red Hat).

Additional Changes :

For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 Release Notes linked from the References section.


Update the affected kernel packages.

See Also


Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 95321

File Name: centos_RHSA-2016-2574.nasl

Version: 3.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/28/2016

Updated: 1/4/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Agentless Assessment

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.1


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2015-8812


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:H/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:kernel, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:kernel-abi-whitelists, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:kernel-debug, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:kernel-debug-devel, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:kernel-devel, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:kernel-doc, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:kernel-headers, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:kernel-tools, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:kernel-tools-libs, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:kernel-tools-libs-devel, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:perf, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:python-perf, cpe:/o:centos:centos:7

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/25/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/28/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-4312, CVE-2015-8374, CVE-2015-8543, CVE-2015-8746, CVE-2015-8812, CVE-2015-8844, CVE-2015-8845, CVE-2015-8956, CVE-2016-2053, CVE-2016-2069, CVE-2016-2117, CVE-2016-2384, CVE-2016-2847, CVE-2016-3044, CVE-2016-3070, CVE-2016-3156, CVE-2016-3699, CVE-2016-3841, CVE-2016-4569, CVE-2016-4578, CVE-2016-4581, CVE-2016-4794, CVE-2016-5412, CVE-2016-5828, CVE-2016-5829, CVE-2016-6136, CVE-2016-6198, CVE-2016-6327, CVE-2016-6480, CVE-2016-7914, CVE-2016-7915, CVE-2016-9794, CVE-2017-13167, CVE-2018-16597

RHSA: 2016:2574