OracleVM 2.1 : kernel (OVMSA-2008-2006)

high Nessus Plugin ID 79448
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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 :

- CVE-2008-2931: missing check before setting mount propagation

- CVE-2007-6716: dio: use kzalloc to zero out struct dio

- CVE-2008-3272: snd_seq_oss_synth_make_info leak

- CVE-2008-3275: vfs: fix lookup on deleted directory

- CVE-2007-6417: tmpfs: restore missing clear_highpage


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 79448

File Name: oraclevm_OVMSA-2008-2006.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Published: 11/26/2014

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:vm:kernel-BOOT, p-cpe:/a:oracle:vm:kernel-BOOT-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:vm:kernel-kdump, p-cpe:/a:oracle:vm:kernel-kdump-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:vm:kernel-ovs, p-cpe:/a:oracle:vm:kernel-ovs-devel, cpe:/o:oracle:vm_server:2.1

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/29/2008

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/17/2007

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-6417, CVE-2007-6716, CVE-2008-2931, CVE-2008-3272, CVE-2008-3275

BID: 27694, 30126, 30559, 30647, 31515

CWE: 189, 200, 264, 399