Oracle Linux 6 / 7 : Unbreakable Enterprise kernel (ELSA-2017-3509)

High Nessus Plugin ID 96478


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


Description of changes:

kernel-uek [3.8.13-118.16.2.el7uek]
- net: avoid signed overflows for SO_{SND|RCV}BUFFORCE (Eric Dumazet) [Orabug: 25203623] {CVE-2016-9793}

- nvme: Limit command retries (Ashok Vairavan) [Orabug: 25374794]
- tcp: fix use after free in tcp_xmit_retransmit_queue() (Eric Dumazet) [Orabug: 25374371] {CVE-2016-6828}
- logging errors that get masked to EIO inside drivers/block/loop.c (Manjunath Patil) [Orabug: 22505535]
- ALSA: pcm : Call kill_fasync() in stream lock (Takashi Iwai) [Orabug: 25203963] {CVE-2016-9794}
- packet: fix race condition in packet_set_ring (Philip Pettersson) [Orabug: 25217756] {CVE-2016-8655}
- x86: kvmclock: zero initialize pvclock shared memory area (Igor Mammedov) [Orabug: 25218431]
- KEYS: Fix short sprintf buffer in /proc/keys show function (David Howells) [Orabug: 25306373] {CVE-2016-7042}


Update the affected unbreakable enterprise kernel packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 96478

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2017-3509.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/01/13

Modified: 2017/01/23

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-3.8.13-118.16.2.el6uek, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:dtrace-modules-3.8.13-118.16.2.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: 2017/01/12

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-6828, CVE-2016-7042, CVE-2016-8655, CVE-2016-9793, CVE-2016-9794