Oracle Linux 5 / 6 : Unbreakable Enterprise kernel (ELSA-2016-3657)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 96070


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


Description of changes:

- x86/iopl/64: properly context-switch IOPL on Xen PV (Andy Lutomirski) [Orabug: 25269184] {CVE-2016-3157}
- net: Fix use after free in the recvmmsg exit path (Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo) [Orabug: 25298618] {CVE-2016-7117}


Update the affected unbreakable enterprise kernel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 96070

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2016-3657.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/12/22

Modified: 2016/12/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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


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: 2016/12/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-3157, CVE-2016-7117