OracleVM 3.3 : kernel-uek (OVMSA-2015-0104)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 85145


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: x86: SYSENTER emulation is broken (Nadav Amit) [Orabug: 21502739] (CVE-2015-0239) (CVE-2015-0239)

- fs: take i_mutex during prepare_binprm for set[ug]id executables (Jann Horn) [Orabug: 21502254] (CVE-2015-3339)

- eCryptfs: Remove buggy and unnecessary write in file name decode routine (Michael Halcrow) [Orabug: 21502065] (CVE-2014-9683)


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 85145

File Name: oraclevm_OVMSA-2015-0104.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2015/07/31

Modified: 2017/02/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.2

Temporal Score: 5.4

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/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:3.3

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/07/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9683, CVE-2015-0239, CVE-2015-3339

BID: 72643, 72842, 74243

OSVDB: 117762, 118625, 121170