OracleVM 3.2 : kernel-uek (OVMSA-2013-0008)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 79497


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


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

- kmod: make __request_module killable (Oleg Nesterov) [Orabug: 16286305] (CVE-2012-4398)

- kmod: introduce call_modprobe helper (Oleg Nesterov) [Orabug: 16286305] (CVE-2012-4398)

- usermodehelper: implement UMH_KILLABLE (Oleg Nesterov) [Orabug: 16286305] (CVE-2012-4398)

- usermodehelper: introduce umh_complete(sub_info) (Oleg Nesterov) [Orabug: 16286305] (CVE-2012-4398)

- KVM: x86: invalid opcode oops on SET_SREGS with OSXSAVE bit set (CVE-2012-4461) (Jerry Snitselaar) [Orabug:
16286290] (CVE-2012-4461)

- exec: do not leave bprm->interp on stack (Kees Cook) [Orabug: 16286267] (CVE-2012-4530)

- exec: use -ELOOP for max recursion depth (Kees Cook) [Orabug: 16286267] (CVE-2012-4530)

- xen-pciback: rate limit error messages from xen_pcibk_enable_msi[,x] (Jan Beulich) [Orabug:
16243736] (CVE-2013-0231)

- Xen: Fix stack corruption in xen_failsafe_callback for 32bit PVOPS guests. (Frediano Ziglio) [Orabug: 16274171] (CVE-2013-0190)

- netback: correct netbk_tx_err to handle wrap around.
(Ian Campbell) [Orabug: 16243309]

- xen/netback: free already allocated memory on failure in xen_netbk_get_requests (Ian Campbell) [Orabug: 16243309]

- xen/netback: don't leak pages on failure in xen_netbk_tx_check_gop. (Ian Campbell) [Orabug:

- xen/netback: shutdown the ring if it contains garbage.
(Ian Campbell) [Orabug: 16243309]

- ixgbevf fix typo in Makefile (Maxim Uvarov) [Orabug:
16179639 16168292]


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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 79497

File Name: oraclevm_OVMSA-2013-0008.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/11/26

Modified: 2017/04/03

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.9

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/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:3.2

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/02/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-4398, CVE-2012-4461, CVE-2012-4530, CVE-2013-0190, CVE-2013-0231

BID: 55361, 55878, 56414, 57433, 57740

OSVDB: 85718, 86575