Virtuozzo 7 : readykernel-patch (VZA-2017-109)

High Nessus Plugin ID 105165


The remote Virtuozzo host is missing a security update.


According to the version of the vzkernel package and the readykernel-patch installed, the Virtuozzo installation on the remote host is affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- dccp_disconnect() set the socket state to DCCP_CLOSED but did not properly free some of the resources associated with that socket. This could result in a use-after-free and could potentially allow an attacker to escalate their privileges.

- The Linux kernel is vulnerable to a use-after-free issue. It could occur while closing a xfrm netlink socket, in xfrm_dump_policy_done. A user/process could use this flaw to potentially escalate their privileges on a system.

- A flaw was found in the patches used to fix the 'Dirty COW' vulnerability (CVE-2016-5195). An attacker, able to run local code, can exploit a race condition in transparent huge pages to modify usually read-only huge pages.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Virtuozzo security advisory.
Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the readykernel patch.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 105165

File Name: Virtuozzo_VZA-2017-109.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2017/12/12

Modified: 2018/01/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7.2

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:virtuozzo:virtuozzo:readykernel, cpe:/o:virtuozzo:virtuozzo:7

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Virtuozzo/release, Host/Virtuozzo/rpm-list, Host/readykernel-info

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/12/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-1000405, CVE-2017-16939, CVE-2017-8824

OSVDB: 169848, 170059, 170325