OracleVM 3.3 : kernel-uek (OVMSA-2015-0034)

high Nessus Plugin ID 81904


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


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

- kvm: fix excessive pages un-pinning in kvm_iommu_map error path. (Quentin Casasnovas) [Orabug: 20687313] (CVE-2014-3601) (CVE-2014-8369) (CVE-2014-3601)

- ttusb-dec: buffer overflow in ioctl (Dan Carpenter) [Orabug: 20673376] (CVE-2014-8884)

- mm: Fix NULL pointer dereference in madvise(MADV_WILLNEED) support (Kirill A. Shutemov) [Orabug: 20673281] (CVE-2014-8173)

- netfilter: conntrack: disable generic tracking for known protocols (Florian Westphal) [Orabug: 20673239] (CVE-2014-8160)

- tracing/syscalls: Ignore numbers outside NR_syscalls' range (Rabin Vincent) [Orabug: 20673163] (CVE-2014-7826)

- uek-rpm: ol7: update update-el to 7.1 (Guangyu Sun) [Orabug: 20524579]


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 81904

File Name: oraclevm_OVMSA-2015-0034.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Published: 3/18/2015

Updated: 1/4/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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: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:3.3

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/17/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/1/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3601, CVE-2014-7826, CVE-2014-8160, CVE-2014-8173, CVE-2014-8369, CVE-2014-8884

BID: 69489, 70747, 70749, 70971, 71097, 72061, 73133