Oracle Linux 5 : kernel (ELSA-2011-1212)

2013-07-12T00:00:00
ID ORACLELINUX_ELSA-2011-1212.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter This script is Copyright (C) 2013-2021 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
Modified 2013-07-12T00:00:00

Description

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2011:1212 :

Updated kernel packages that fix multiple security issues and several bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having important security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system.

This update fixes the following security issues :

  • A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the Linux kernel's Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) implementation. A remote attacker could send a specially crafted SCTP packet to a target system, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2011-2482, Important)

  • A flaw in the Linux kernel's client-side NFS Lock Manager (NLM) implementation could allow a local, unprivileged user to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2011-2491, Important)

  • Buffer overflow flaws in the Linux kernel's netlink-based wireless configuration interface implementation could allow a local user, who has the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability, to cause a denial of service or escalate their privileges on systems that have an active wireless interface. (CVE-2011-2517, Important)

  • A flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's Xen hypervisor implementation emulated the SAHF instruction. When using a fully-virtualized guest on a host that does not use hardware assisted paging (HAP), such as those running CPUs that do not have support for (or those that have it disabled) Intel Extended Page Tables (EPT) or AMD Virtualization (AMD-V) Rapid Virtualization Indexing (RVI), a privileged guest user could trigger this flaw to cause the hypervisor to crash. (CVE-2011-2519, Moderate)

  • An off-by-one flaw was found in the __addr_ok() macro in the Linux kernel's Xen hypervisor implementation when running on 64-bit systems. A privileged guest user could trigger this flaw to cause the hypervisor to crash. (CVE-2011-2901, Moderate)

  • /proc/[PID]/io is world-readable by default. Previously, these files could be read without any further restrictions. A local, unprivileged user could read these files, belonging to other, possibly privileged processes to gather confidential information, such as the length of a password used in a process. (CVE-2011-2495, Low)

Red Hat would like to thank Vasily Averin for reporting CVE-2011-2491, and Vasiliy Kulikov of Openwall for reporting CVE-2011-2495.

This update also fixes several bugs. Documentation for these bug fixes will be available shortly from the Technical Notes document linked to in the References section.

Users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues, and fix the bugs noted in the Technical Notes. The system must be rebooted for this update to take effect.

                                        
                                            #%NASL_MIN_LEVEL 70300
#
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were
# extracted from Red Hat Security Advisory RHSA-2011:1212 and 
# Oracle Linux Security Advisory ELSA-2011-1212 respectively.
#

include('deprecated_nasl_level.inc');
include('compat.inc');

if (description)
{
  script_id(68334);
  script_version("1.13");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_modification_date", value:"2021/01/14");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2011-2482", "CVE-2011-2491", "CVE-2011-2495", "CVE-2011-2517", "CVE-2011-2519", "CVE-2011-2901");
  script_bugtraq_id(48538, 49141, 49370, 49373, 49375, 49408);
  script_xref(name:"RHSA", value:"2011:1212");

  script_name(english:"Oracle Linux 5 : kernel (ELSA-2011-1212)");
  script_summary(english:"Checks rpm output for the updated packages");

  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"synopsis", 
    value:"The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"description", 
    value:
"From Red Hat Security Advisory 2011:1212 :

Updated kernel packages that fix multiple security issues and several
bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
important security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)
base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for
each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux
operating system.

This update fixes the following security issues :

* A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the Linux kernel's
Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) implementation. A remote
attacker could send a specially crafted SCTP packet to a target
system, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2011-2482, Important)

* A flaw in the Linux kernel's client-side NFS Lock Manager (NLM)
implementation could allow a local, unprivileged user to cause a
denial of service. (CVE-2011-2491, Important)

* Buffer overflow flaws in the Linux kernel's netlink-based wireless
configuration interface implementation could allow a local user, who
has the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability, to cause a denial of service or
escalate their privileges on systems that have an active wireless
interface. (CVE-2011-2517, Important)

* A flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's Xen hypervisor
implementation emulated the SAHF instruction. When using a
fully-virtualized guest on a host that does not use hardware assisted
paging (HAP), such as those running CPUs that do not have support for
(or those that have it disabled) Intel Extended Page Tables (EPT) or
AMD Virtualization (AMD-V) Rapid Virtualization Indexing (RVI), a
privileged guest user could trigger this flaw to cause the hypervisor
to crash. (CVE-2011-2519, Moderate)

* An off-by-one flaw was found in the __addr_ok() macro in the Linux
kernel's Xen hypervisor implementation when running on 64-bit systems.
A privileged guest user could trigger this flaw to cause the
hypervisor to crash. (CVE-2011-2901, Moderate)

* /proc/[PID]/io is world-readable by default. Previously, these files
could be read without any further restrictions. A local, unprivileged
user could read these files, belonging to other, possibly privileged
processes to gather confidential information, such as the length of a
password used in a process. (CVE-2011-2495, Low)

Red Hat would like to thank Vasily Averin for reporting CVE-2011-2491,
and Vasiliy Kulikov of Openwall for reporting CVE-2011-2495.

This update also fixes several bugs. Documentation for these bug fixes
will be available shortly from the Technical Notes document linked to
in the References section.

Users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain
backported patches to correct these issues, and fix the bugs noted in
the Technical Notes. The system must be rebooted for this update to
take effect."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2011-September/002343.html"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:"Update the affected kernel packages."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C");
  script_set_cvss_temporal_vector("CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploitability_ease", value:"No known exploits are available");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_available", value:"false");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-PAE");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-PAE-devel");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-debug");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-debug-devel");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-devel");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-doc");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-headers");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-xen");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-xen-devel");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:oracle:linux:5");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2012/05/24");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2011/09/08");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2013/07/12");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"generated_plugin", value:"current");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2013-2021 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.");
  script_family(english:"Oracle Linux Local Security Checks");

  script_dependencies("ssh_get_info.nasl", "linux_alt_patch_detect.nasl");
  script_require_keys("Host/local_checks_enabled", "Host/OracleLinux", "Host/RedHat/release", "Host/RedHat/rpm-list");

  exit(0);
}


include("audit.inc");
include("global_settings.inc");
include("rpm.inc");
include("ksplice.inc");


if (!get_kb_item("Host/local_checks_enabled")) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_ENABLED);
if (!get_kb_item("Host/OracleLinux")) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Oracle Linux");
release = get_kb_item("Host/RedHat/release");
if (isnull(release) || !pregmatch(pattern: "Oracle (?:Linux Server|Enterprise Linux)", string:release)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Oracle Linux");
os_ver = pregmatch(pattern: "Oracle (?:Linux Server|Enterprise Linux) .*release ([0-9]+(\.[0-9]+)?)", string:release);
if (isnull(os_ver)) audit(AUDIT_UNKNOWN_APP_VER, "Oracle Linux");
os_ver = os_ver[1];
if (! preg(pattern:"^5([^0-9]|$)", string:os_ver)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Oracle Linux 5", "Oracle Linux " + os_ver);

if (!get_kb_item("Host/RedHat/rpm-list")) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_LIST_MISSING);

cpu = get_kb_item("Host/cpu");
if (isnull(cpu)) audit(AUDIT_UNKNOWN_ARCH);
if ("x86_64" >!< cpu && "ia64" >!< cpu && cpu !~ "^i[3-6]86$") audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_IMPLEMENTED, "Oracle Linux", cpu);

if (get_one_kb_item("Host/ksplice/kernel-cves"))
{
  rm_kb_item(name:"Host/uptrack-uname-r");
  cve_list = make_list("CVE-2011-2482", "CVE-2011-2491", "CVE-2011-2495", "CVE-2011-2517", "CVE-2011-2519", "CVE-2011-2901");  
  if (ksplice_cves_check(cve_list))
  {
    audit(AUDIT_PATCH_INSTALLED, "KSplice hotfix for ELSA-2011-1212");
  }
  else
  {
    __rpm_report = ksplice_reporting_text();
  }
}

kernel_major_minor = get_kb_item("Host/uname/major_minor");
if (empty_or_null(kernel_major_minor)) exit(1, "Unable to determine kernel major-minor level.");
expected_kernel_major_minor = "2.6";
if (kernel_major_minor != expected_kernel_major_minor)
  audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "running kernel level " + expected_kernel_major_minor + ", it is running kernel level " + kernel_major_minor);

flag = 0;
if (rpm_exists(release:"EL5", rpm:"kernel-2.6.18") && rpm_check(release:"EL5", reference:"kernel-2.6.18-274.3.1.0.1.el5")) flag++;
if (rpm_exists(release:"EL5", rpm:"kernel-PAE-2.6.18") && rpm_check(release:"EL5", cpu:"i386", reference:"kernel-PAE-2.6.18-274.3.1.0.1.el5")) flag++;
if (rpm_exists(release:"EL5", rpm:"kernel-PAE-devel-2.6.18") && rpm_check(release:"EL5", cpu:"i386", reference:"kernel-PAE-devel-2.6.18-274.3.1.0.1.el5")) flag++;
if (rpm_exists(release:"EL5", rpm:"kernel-debug-2.6.18") && rpm_check(release:"EL5", reference:"kernel-debug-2.6.18-274.3.1.0.1.el5")) flag++;
if (rpm_exists(release:"EL5", rpm:"kernel-debug-devel-2.6.18") && rpm_check(release:"EL5", reference:"kernel-debug-devel-2.6.18-274.3.1.0.1.el5")) flag++;
if (rpm_exists(release:"EL5", rpm:"kernel-devel-2.6.18") && rpm_check(release:"EL5", reference:"kernel-devel-2.6.18-274.3.1.0.1.el5")) flag++;
if (rpm_exists(release:"EL5", rpm:"kernel-doc-2.6.18") && rpm_check(release:"EL5", reference:"kernel-doc-2.6.18-274.3.1.0.1.el5")) flag++;
if (rpm_exists(release:"EL5", rpm:"kernel-headers-2.6.18") && rpm_check(release:"EL5", reference:"kernel-headers-2.6.18-274.3.1.0.1.el5")) flag++;
if (rpm_exists(release:"EL5", rpm:"kernel-xen-2.6.18") && rpm_check(release:"EL5", reference:"kernel-xen-2.6.18-274.3.1.0.1.el5")) flag++;
if (rpm_exists(release:"EL5", rpm:"kernel-xen-devel-2.6.18") && rpm_check(release:"EL5", reference:"kernel-xen-devel-2.6.18-274.3.1.0.1.el5")) flag++;


if (flag)
{
  if (report_verbosity > 0) security_hole(port:0, extra:rpm_report_get());
  else security_hole(0);
  exit(0);
}
else
{
  tested = pkg_tests_get();
  if (tested) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_NOT_AFFECTED, tested);
  else audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_NOT_INSTALLED, "affected kernel");
}