Oracle Linux 5 : kernel (ELSA-2013-1348)

2013-10-03T00:00:00
ID ORACLELINUX_ELSA-2013-1348.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter This script is Copyright (C) 2013-2020 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
Modified 2013-10-03T00:00:00

Description

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2013:1348 :

Updated kernel packages that fix one security issue, several bugs, and add various enhancements are now available as part of the ongoing support and maintenance of Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5. This is the tenth regular update.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

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

This update fixes the following security issue :

  • It was found that a deadlock could occur in the Out of Memory (OOM) killer. A process could trigger this deadlock by consuming a large amount of memory, and then causing request_module() to be called. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to cause a denial of service (excessive memory consumption). (CVE-2012-4398, Moderate)

Red Hat would like to thank Tetsuo Handa for reporting this issue.

This update also fixes numerous bugs and adds various enhancements. Refer to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.10 Release Notes for information on the most significant of these changes, and the Technical Notes for further information, both linked to in the References.

All Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 users are advised to install these updated packages, which correct this issue, and fix the bugs and add the enhancements noted in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.10 Release Notes and Technical Notes. The system must be rebooted for this update to take effect.

                                        
                                            #%NASL_MIN_LEVEL 80502
#
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were
# extracted from Red Hat Security Advisory RHSA-2013:1348 and 
# Oracle Linux Security Advisory ELSA-2013-1348 respectively.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(70287);
  script_version("1.14");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_modification_date", value:"2020/09/24");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2012-4398");
  script_bugtraq_id(52687, 54279, 55151, 55361, 56798, 56891, 57740, 57743, 57744, 57745, 57838, 57986, 58381, 58426, 58908, 58977, 58989, 58990, 58991, 58992, 58996, 59377, 59383, 59390, 59393, 60254, 60280, 60375, 60715, 60858, 60874, 60893, 60953, 61411);
  script_xref(name:"RHSA", value:"2013:1348");

  script_name(english:"Oracle Linux 5 : kernel (ELSA-2013-1348)");
  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 2013:1348 :

Updated kernel packages that fix one security issue, several bugs, and
add various enhancements are now available as part of the ongoing
support and maintenance of Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5. This is
the tenth regular update.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
moderate security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)
base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from
the CVE link in the References section.

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

This update fixes the following security issue :

* It was found that a deadlock could occur in the Out of Memory (OOM)
killer. A process could trigger this deadlock by consuming a large
amount of memory, and then causing request_module() to be called. A
local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to cause a denial of
service (excessive memory consumption). (CVE-2012-4398, Moderate)

Red Hat would like to thank Tetsuo Handa for reporting this issue.

This update also fixes numerous bugs and adds various enhancements.
Refer to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.10 Release Notes for
information on the most significant of these changes, and the
Technical Notes for further information, both linked to in the
References.

All Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 users are advised to install these
updated packages, which correct this issue, and fix the bugs and add
the enhancements noted in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.10 Release
Notes and 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/2013-October/003700.html"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:"Update the affected kernel packages."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:L/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:"2013/02/17");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2013/10/02");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2013/10/03");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"generated_plugin", value:"current");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2013-2020 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-2012-4398");  
  if (ksplice_cves_check(cve_list))
  {
    audit(AUDIT_PATCH_INSTALLED, "KSplice hotfix for ELSA-2013-1348");
  }
  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-2.6.18-371.el5")) flag++;
if (rpm_exists(release:"EL5", rpm:"kernel-PAE-2.6.18") && rpm_check(release:"EL5", cpu:"i386", reference:"kernel-PAE-2.6.18-371.el5")) flag++;
if (rpm_exists(release:"EL5", rpm:"kernel-PAE-devel-2.6.18") && rpm_check(release:"EL5", cpu:"i386", reference:"kernel-PAE-devel-2.6.18-371.el5")) flag++;
if (rpm_exists(release:"EL5", rpm:"kernel-debug-2.6.18") && rpm_check(release:"EL5", reference:"kernel-debug-2.6.18-371.el5")) flag++;
if (rpm_exists(release:"EL5", rpm:"kernel-debug-devel-2.6.18") && rpm_check(release:"EL5", reference:"kernel-debug-devel-2.6.18-371.el5")) flag++;
if (rpm_exists(release:"EL5", rpm:"kernel-devel-2.6.18") && rpm_check(release:"EL5", reference:"kernel-devel-2.6.18-371.el5")) flag++;
if (rpm_exists(release:"EL5", rpm:"kernel-doc-2.6.18") && rpm_check(release:"EL5", reference:"kernel-doc-2.6.18-371.el5")) flag++;
if (rpm_exists(release:"EL5", rpm:"kernel-headers-2.6.18") && rpm_check(release:"EL5", reference:"kernel-headers-2.6.18-371.el5")) flag++;
if (rpm_exists(release:"EL5", rpm:"kernel-xen-2.6.18") && rpm_check(release:"EL5", reference:"kernel-xen-2.6.18-371.el5")) flag++;
if (rpm_exists(release:"EL5", rpm:"kernel-xen-devel-2.6.18") && rpm_check(release:"EL5", reference:"kernel-xen-devel-2.6.18-371.el5")) flag++;


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