OracleVM 3.3 : kernel-uek (OVMSA-2016-0005)

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Synopsis :

The remote OracleVM host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

The remote OracleVM system is missing necessary patches to address
critical security updates :

- KEYS: Fix keyring ref leak in join_session_keyring
(Yevgeny Pats) [Orabug: 22563965] (CVE-2016-0728)

- KEYS: Don't permit request_key to construct a new
keyring (David Howells) [Orabug: 22373442]

- dcache: Handle escaped paths in prepend_path (Eric W.

- vfs: Test for and handle paths that are unreachable from
their mnt_root (Eric W. Biederman) [Orabug: 22249875]

- KEYS: Fix crash when attempt to garbage collect an
uninstantiated keyring (David Howells) [Orabug:
22373442] (CVE-2015-7872)

- KEYS: Fix race between key destruction and finding a
keyring by name (David Howells) [Orabug: 22373442]

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected kernel-uek / kernel-uek-firmware packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: OracleVM Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 88034 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-7872

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