Oracle Linux 5 : Oracle / Enterprise / Linux / 5.3 / kernel (ELSA-2009-0225)


The remote Oracle Linux 5 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the ELSA-2009-0225 advisory. - The __scm_destroy function in net/core/scm.c in the Linux kernel, 2.6.26, and earlier makes indirect recursive calls to itself through calls to the fput function, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (panic) via vectors related to sending an SCM_RIGHTS message through a UNIX domain socket and closing file descriptors. (CVE-2008-5029) - net/atm/svc.c in the ATM subsystem in the Linux kernel and earlier allows local users to cause a denial of service (kernel infinite loop) by making two calls to svc_listen for the same socket, and then reading a /proc/net/atm/*vc file, related to corruption of the vcc table. (CVE-2008-5079) - The inotify functionality in Linux kernel 2.6 before 2.6.28-rc5 might allow local users to gain privileges via unknown vectors related to race conditions in inotify watch removal and umount. (CVE-2008-5182) - Linux kernel 2.6.28 allows local users to cause a denial of service (soft lockup and process loss) via a large number of sendmsg function calls, which does not block during AF_UNIX garbage collection and triggers an OOM condition, a different vulnerability than CVE-2008-5029. (CVE-2008-5300) Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.