Oracle Linux 6 : kernel (ELSA-2014-0475)

2014-05-09T00:00:00
ID ORACLELINUX_ELSA-2014-0475.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2018-07-18T00:00:00

Description

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2014:0475 :

Updated kernel packages that fix three security issues and several bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

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.

  • A flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's netfilter connection tracking implementation for Datagram Congestion Control Protocol (DCCP) packets used the skb_header_pointer() function. A remote attacker could use this flaw to send a specially crafted DCCP packet to crash the system or, potentially, escalate their privileges on the system. (CVE-2014-2523, Important)

  • A flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's Adaptec RAID controller (aacraid) checked permissions of compat IOCTLs. A local attacker could use this flaw to bypass intended security restrictions. (CVE-2013-6383, Moderate)

  • A flaw was found in the way the handle_rx() function handled large network packets when mergeable buffers were disabled. A privileged guest user could use this flaw to crash the host or corrupt QEMU process memory on the host, which could potentially result in arbitrary code execution on the host with the privileges of the QEMU process. (CVE-2014-0077, Moderate)

The CVE-2014-0077 issue was discovered by Michael S. Tsirkin of Red Hat.

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

All kernel users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues. The system must be rebooted for this update to take effect.

                                        
                                            #
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were
# extracted from Red Hat Security Advisory RHSA-2014:0475 and 
# Oracle Linux Security Advisory ELSA-2014-0475 respectively.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(73936);
  script_version("1.7");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2018/07/18 17:43:57");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2013-6383", "CVE-2014-0077", "CVE-2014-2523");
  script_bugtraq_id(63888, 65943, 66279, 66441, 66678);
  script_xref(name:"RHSA", value:"2014:0475");

  script_name(english:"Oracle Linux 6 : kernel (ELSA-2014-0475)");
  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 2014:0475 :

Updated kernel packages that fix three security issues and several
bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

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.

* A flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's netfilter connection
tracking implementation for Datagram Congestion Control Protocol
(DCCP) packets used the skb_header_pointer() function. A remote
attacker could use this flaw to send a specially crafted DCCP packet
to crash the system or, potentially, escalate their privileges on the
system. (CVE-2014-2523, Important)

* A flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's Adaptec RAID
controller (aacraid) checked permissions of compat IOCTLs. A local
attacker could use this flaw to bypass intended security restrictions.
(CVE-2013-6383, Moderate)

* A flaw was found in the way the handle_rx() function handled large
network packets when mergeable buffers were disabled. A privileged
guest user could use this flaw to crash the host or corrupt QEMU
process memory on the host, which could potentially result in
arbitrary code execution on the host with the privileges of the QEMU
process. (CVE-2014-0077, Moderate)

The CVE-2014-0077 issue was discovered by Michael S. Tsirkin of Red
Hat.

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

All kernel users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain backported patches to correct these issues. 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/2014-May/004104.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:C/I:C/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-abi-whitelists");
  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-firmware");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-headers");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:perf");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:python-perf");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:oracle:linux:6");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2014/05/07");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2014/05/09");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2014-2018 Tenable Network Security, Inc.");
  script_family(english:"Oracle Linux Local Security Checks");

  script_dependencies("ssh_get_info.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");


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) || !eregmatch(pattern: "Oracle (?:Linux Server|Enterprise Linux)", string:release)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Oracle Linux");
os_ver = eregmatch(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 (! ereg(pattern:"^6([^0-9]|$)", string:os_ver)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Oracle Linux 6", "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 && cpu !~ "^i[3-6]86$") audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_IMPLEMENTED, "Oracle Linux", cpu);

flag = 0;
if (rpm_exists(release:"EL6", rpm:"kernel-2.6.32") && rpm_check(release:"EL6", reference:"kernel-2.6.32-431.17.1.el6")) flag++;
if (rpm_exists(release:"EL6", rpm:"kernel-abi-whitelists-2.6.32") && rpm_check(release:"EL6", reference:"kernel-abi-whitelists-2.6.32-431.17.1.el6")) flag++;
if (rpm_exists(release:"EL6", rpm:"kernel-debug-2.6.32") && rpm_check(release:"EL6", reference:"kernel-debug-2.6.32-431.17.1.el6")) flag++;
if (rpm_exists(release:"EL6", rpm:"kernel-debug-devel-2.6.32") && rpm_check(release:"EL6", reference:"kernel-debug-devel-2.6.32-431.17.1.el6")) flag++;
if (rpm_exists(release:"EL6", rpm:"kernel-devel-2.6.32") && rpm_check(release:"EL6", reference:"kernel-devel-2.6.32-431.17.1.el6")) flag++;
if (rpm_exists(release:"EL6", rpm:"kernel-doc-2.6.32") && rpm_check(release:"EL6", reference:"kernel-doc-2.6.32-431.17.1.el6")) flag++;
if (rpm_exists(release:"EL6", rpm:"kernel-firmware-2.6.32") && rpm_check(release:"EL6", reference:"kernel-firmware-2.6.32-431.17.1.el6")) flag++;
if (rpm_exists(release:"EL6", rpm:"kernel-headers-2.6.32") && rpm_check(release:"EL6", reference:"kernel-headers-2.6.32-431.17.1.el6")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"EL6", reference:"perf-2.6.32-431.17.1.el6")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"EL6", reference:"python-perf-2.6.32-431.17.1.el6")) 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");
}