OracleVM 3.3 : kernel-uek (OVMSA-2015-0150)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 87167


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


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

- ipc/sem.c: fully initialize sem_array before making it visible (Manfred Spraul) [Orabug: 22277382] (CVE-2015-7613)

- ipc: fix msg newqueue add (Guru Anbalagane) [Orabug:
22277382] (CVE-2015-7613)

- sctp: fix race on protocol/netns initialization (Marcelo Ricardo Leitner) [Orabug: 22249981] (CVE-2015-5283)

- Initialize msg/shm IPC objects before doing ipc_addid (Linus Torvalds) [Orabug: 22250045] (CVE-2015-7613)

- ixgbe: reset copper phy power mode (Ethan Zhao) [Orabug:


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 87167

File Name: oraclevm_OVMSA-2015-0150.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.8 $

Type: local

Published: 2015/12/02

Modified: 2017/02/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 5.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:ND

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: 2015/12/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-5283, CVE-2015-7613

OSVDB: 128012, 128379