OracleVM 3.4 : Unbreakable / etc (OVMSA-2017-0169)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 104619
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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 :

- thp: run vma_adjust_trans_huge outside i_mmap_rwsem (Kirill A. Shutemov) [Orabug: 27026180]

- selinux: fix off-by-one in setprocattr (Stephen Smalley) [Orabug: 27001717] (CVE-2017-2618) (CVE-2017-2618) (CVE-2017-2618)

- sysctl: Drop reference added by grab_header in proc_sys_readdir (Zhou Chengming) [Orabug: 27036903] (CVE-2016-9191) (CVE-2016-9191) (CVE-2016-9191)

- KEYS: prevent KEYCTL_READ on negative key (Eric Biggers) [Orabug: 27050248] (CVE-2017-12192)

- IB/ipoib: For sendonly join free the multicast group on leave (Christoph Lameter) [Orabug: 27077718]

- IB/ipoib: increase the max mcast backlog queue (Doug Ledford)

- IB/ipoib: Make sendonly multicast joins create the mcast group (Doug Ledford) [Orabug: 27077718]

- IB/ipoib: Expire sendonly multicast joins (Christoph Lameter)

- IB/ipoib: Suppress warning for send only join failures (Jason Gunthorpe) [Orabug: 27077718]

- IB/ipoib: Clean up send-only multicast joins (Doug Ledford) [Orabug: 27077718]

- netlink: allow to listen 'all' netns (Nicolas Dichtel) [Orabug: 27077944]

- netlink: rename private flags and states (Nicolas Dichtel) [Orabug: 27077944]

- netns: use a spin_lock to protect nsid management (Nicolas Dichtel)

- netns: notify new nsid outside __peernet2id (Nicolas Dichtel)

- netns: rename peernet2id to peernet2id_alloc (Nicolas Dichtel)

- netns: always provide the id to rtnl_net_fill (Nicolas Dichtel)

- netns: returns always an id in __peernet2id (Nicolas Dichtel)

- Hang/soft lockup in d_invalidate with simultaneous calls (Al Viro)


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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 104619

File Name: oraclevm_OVMSA-2017-0169.nasl

Version: 3.4

Type: local

Published: 11/16/2017

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.9

Temporal Score: 3.6

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

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


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/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: 11/15/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/28/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-9191, CVE-2017-12192, CVE-2017-2618