OracleVM 3.3 : kernel-uek (OVMSA-2015-0069)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 84141


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


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

- x86_64, vdso: Fix the vdso address randomization algorithm (Andy Lutomirski) [Orabug: 21226729] (CVE-2014-9585)

- isofs: Fix infinite looping over CE entries (Jan Kara) [Orabug: 21225975] (CVE-2014-9420)

- x86_64, switch_to: Load TLS descriptors before switching DS and ES (Andy Lutomirski) [Orabug: 21225937] (CVE-2014-9419)

- xen-netfront: use correct linear area after linearizing an skb (David Vrabel) [Orabug: 21209908] - sched:
Prevent divide by zero when cpu power calculation is 0 (Todd Vierling) [Orabug: 21123125]


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 84141

File Name: oraclevm_OVMSA-2015-0069.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.5 $

Type: local

Published: 2015/06/12

Modified: 2017/02/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.9

Temporal Score: 3.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/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:3.3

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: 2015/06/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9419, CVE-2014-9420, CVE-2014-9585

BID: 71717, 71794, 71990

OSVDB: 116075, 116259, 116910