Rapid7 Vulnerability & Exploit Database

ELSA-2014-1959 Moderate: Oracle Linux kernel security and bug fix update

Back to Search

ELSA-2014-1959 Moderate: Oracle Linux kernel security and bug fix update

Severity
2
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
Published
04/26/2014
Created
07/25/2018
Added
12/15/2014
Modified
06/21/2018

Description

The Netlink implementation in the Linux kernel through 3.14.1 does not provide a mechanism for authorizing socket operations based on the opener of a socket, which allows local users to bypass intended access restrictions and modify network configurations by using a Netlink socket for the (1) stdout or (2) stderr of a setuid program.

Solution(s)

  • oracle-linux-upgrade-kernel
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-kernel-debug
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-kernel-debug-devel
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-kernel-devel
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-kernel-doc
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-kernel-headers
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-kernel-pae
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-kernel-pae-devel
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-kernel-xen
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-kernel-xen-devel
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-ocfs2
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-oracleasm

With Rapid7 live dashboards, I have a clear view of all the assets on my network, which ones can be exploited, and what I need to do in order to reduce the risk in my environment in real-time. No other tool gives us that kind of value and insight.

– Scott Cheney, Manager of Information Security, Sierra View Medical Center

;