OracleVM 3.3 : kernel-uek (OVMSA-2015-0056)

High Nessus Plugin ID 83108


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


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

- isofs: Fix unchecked printing of ER records (Jan Kara) [Orabug: 20930551] (CVE-2014-9584)

- KEYS: close race between key lookup and freeing (Sasha Levin) [Orabug: 20930548] (CVE-2014-9529) (CVE-2014-9529)

- mm: memcg: do not allow task about to OOM kill to bypass the limit (Johannes Weiner) [Orabug: 20930539] (CVE-2014-8171)

- mm: memcg: do not declare OOM from __GFP_NOFAIL allocations (Johannes Weiner) [Orabug: 20930539] (CVE-2014-8171)

- fs: buffer: move allocation failure loop into the allocator (Johannes Weiner) [Orabug: 20930539] (CVE-2014-8171)

- mm: memcg: handle non-error OOM situations more gracefully (Johannes Weiner) [Orabug: 20930539] (CVE-2014-8171)

- mm: memcg: do not trap chargers with full callstack on OOM (Johannes Weiner) [Orabug: 20930539] (CVE-2014-8171)

- mm: memcg: rework and document OOM waiting and wakeup (Johannes Weiner) [Orabug: 20930539] (CVE-2014-8171)

- mm: memcg: enable memcg OOM killer only for user faults (Johannes Weiner) [Orabug: 20930539] (CVE-2014-8171)

- x86: finish user fault error path with fatal signal (Johannes Weiner) [Orabug: 20930539] (CVE-2014-8171)

- arch: mm: pass userspace fault flag to generic fault handler (Johannes Weiner) [Orabug: 20930539] (CVE-2014-8171)

- selinux: Permit bounded transitions under NO_NEW_PRIVS or NOSUID. (Stephen Smalley) [Orabug: 20930501] (CVE-2014-3215)


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 83108

File Name: oraclevm_OVMSA-2015-0056.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.5 $

Type: local

Published: 2015/04/28

Modified: 2018/03/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


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: 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 Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/04/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3215, CVE-2014-8171, CVE-2014-9529, CVE-2014-9584

BID: 67341, 71880, 71883, 74293

OSVDB: 116762, 116767, 121104