Oracle Linux 6 : kernel (ELSA-2017-0892-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 99754


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


Description of changes:

- [kernel] sched/fair: Initialize throttle_count for new task-groups lazily [orabug 25071015]
- [kernel] sched/fair: Do not announce throttled next buddy in dequeue_task_fair() [orabug 25071015]
- [kernel] sched/fair: Reorder cgroup creation code [orabug 25071015]
- [kernel] sched/fair: Rework throttle_count sync [orabug 25071015]
- Update genkey [bug 25599697]


Update the affected kernel packages. Note that the updated packages may not be immediately available from the package repository and its mirrors.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 99754

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2017-0892-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/05/01

Modified: 2017/05/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-abi-whitelists, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-debug, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-debug-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-doc, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-firmware, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-headers, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:perf, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:python-perf, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:6

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

Patch Publication Date: 2017/04/28