OracleVM 3.4 : Unbreakable / etc (OVMSA-2017-0104)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 100236
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The remote OracleVM host is missing one or more security updates.


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

- ipv6: catch a null skb before using it in a DTRACE (Shannon Nelson)

- sparc64: Do not retain old VM_SPARC_ADI flag when protection changes on page (Khalid Aziz) [Orabug:

- nfsd: stricter decoding of write-like NFSv2/v3 ops (J.
Bruce Fields) [Orabug: 25986971] (CVE-2017-7895)

- sparc64: Detect DAX ra+pgsz when hvapi minor doesn't indicate it (Rob Gardner) [Orabug: 25997533]

- sparc64: DAX memory will use RA+PGSZ feature in HV (Rob Gardner)

- sparc64: Disable DAX flow control (Rob Gardner) [Orabug:

- sparc64: DAX memory needs persistent mappings (Rob Gardner) [Orabug: 25997137]

- sparc64: Fix incorrect error print in DAX driver when validating ccb (Sanath Kumar) [Orabug: 25996975]

- sparc64: DAX request for non 4MB memory should return with unique errno (Sanath Kumar) [Orabug: 25996823]

- sparc64: DAX request to mmap non 4MB memory should fail with a debug print (Sanath Kumar) [Orabug: 25996823]

- sparc64: DAX request for non 4MB memory should return with unique errno (Sanath Kumar) [Orabug: 25996823]

- sparc64: Incorrect print by DAX driver when old driver API is used (Sanath Kumar) [Orabug: 25996790]

- sparc64: DAX request to dequeue half of a long CCB should not succeed (Sanath Kumar) [Orabug: 25996747]

- sparc64: dax_overflow_check reports incorrect data (Sanath Kumar)

- sparc64: Ignored DAX ref count causes lockup (Rob Gardner) [Orabug: 25996628]

- sparc64: disable dax page range checking on RA (Rob Gardner) [Orabug: 25996546]

- sparc64: Oracle Data Analytics Accelerator (DAX) driver (Sanath Kumar) [Orabug: 25996522]

- sparc64: Add DAX hypervisor services (Allen Pais) [Orabug: 25996475]

- sparc64: create/destroy cpu sysfs dynamically (Atish Patra) [Orabug: 21775890] [Orabug: 25216469]

- megaraid: Fix unaligned warning (Allen Pais) [Orabug:

- Re-enable SDP for uek-nano kernel (Ashok Vairavan) [Orabug: 25968572]

- xsigo: Compute node crash on FC failover (Pradeep Gopanapalli)

- NVMe: Set affinity after allocating request queues (Keith Busch)

- nvme: use an integer value to Linux errno values (Christoph Hellwig)

- blk-mq: fix racy updates of rq->errors (Christoph Hellwig) [Orabug: 25945973]

- x86/apic: Handle zero vector gracefully in clear_vector_irq (Keith Busch) [Orabug: 24515998]

- PCI: Prevent VPD access for QLogic ISP2722 (Ethan Zhao) [Orabug: 24819170]

- PCI: Prevent VPD access for buggy devices (Babu Moger) [Orabug: 24819170]

- ipv6: Skip XFRM lookup if dst_entry in socket cache is valid (Jakub Sitnicki) [Orabug: 25525433]

- Btrfs: don't BUG_ON in btrfs_orphan_add (Josef Bacik) [Orabug: 25534945]

- Btrfs: clarify do_chunk_alloc's return value (Liu Bo) [Orabug: 25534945]

- btrfs: flush_space: treat return value of do_chunk_alloc properly (Alex Lyakas) [Orabug: 25534945]

- Revert '[SCSI] libiscsi: Reduce locking contention in fast path' (Ashish Samant) [Orabug: 25721518]

- qla2xxx: Allow vref count to timeout on vport delete.
(Joe Carnuccio) [Orabug: 25862953]

- Drivers: hv: kvp: fix IP Failover (Vitaly Kuznetsov) [Orabug: 25866691]

- Drivers: hv: util: Pass the channel information during the init call (K. Y. Srinivasan) [Orabug: 25866691]

- Drivers: hv: utils: run polling callback always in interrupt context (Olaf Hering) [Orabug: 25866691]

- Drivers: hv: util: Increase the timeout for util services (K. Y. Srinivasan) [Orabug: 25866691]

- Drivers: hv: kvp: check kzalloc return value (Vitaly Kuznetsov)

- Drivers: hv: fcopy: dynamically allocate smsg_out in fcopy_send_data (Vitaly Kuznetsov)

- Drivers: hv: vss: full handshake support (Vitaly Kuznetsov) [Orabug: 25866691]

- xen: Make VPMU init message look less scary (Juergen Gross) [Orabug: 25873416]

- udp: properly support MSG_PEEK with truncated buffers (Eric Dumazet) [Orabug: 25876652] (CVE-2016-10229)


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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 100236

File Name: oraclevm_OVMSA-2017-0104.nasl

Version: 3.6

Type: local

Published: 5/17/2017

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:vm:kernel-uek, p-cpe:/a:oracle:vm:kernel-uek-firmware, cpe:/o:oracle:vm_server:3.4

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/OracleVM/release, Host/OracleVM/rpm-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/16/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/4/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-10229, CVE-2017-7895