Oracle Linux 5 / 6 : Unbreakable Enterprise kernel (ELSA-2016-3652)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 95759

Synopsis

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

Description

Description of changes:

[2.6.39-400.293.1.el6uek]
- logging errors that get masked to EIO inside drivers/block/loop.c (Manjunath Patil) [Orabug: 21962821]
- sched/core: Clear the root_domain cpumasks in init_rootdomain() (Xunlei Pang) [Orabug: 23518650]
- bio allocation failure due to bio_get_nr_vecs() (Darrick J. Wong) [Orabug: 23852442]
- mlx4: avoid ABBA deadlock (Wengang Wang) [Orabug: 23538548]
- mlx4: avoid multiple free on id_map_ent (Wengang Wang) [Orabug: 25022815]
- sctp: validate chunk len before actually using it (Marcelo Ricardo Leitner) [Orabug: 25142906] {CVE-2016-9555}

[2.6.39-400.292.1.el6uek]
- NVMe: reduce queue depth as workaround for Samsung EPIC SQ errata (Ashok Vairavan) [Orabug: 25138146]

[2.6.39-400.291.1.el6uek]
- RDS: Drop the connection as part of cancel to avoid hangs (Avinash Repaka) [Orabug: 24951873]

Solution

Update the affected unbreakable enterprise kernel packages.

See Also

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2016-December/006580.html

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2016-December/006581.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 95759

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2016-3652.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/12/13

Modified: 2016/12/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSSv2

Base Score: 10

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

CVSSv3

Base Score: 9.8

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

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: 2016/12/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-9555