OracleVM 3.3 : kernel-uek (OVMSA-2016-0005)

high Nessus Plugin ID 88034
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The remote OracleVM host is missing one or more security updates.


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

- KEYS: Fix keyring ref leak in join_session_keyring (Yevgeny Pats) [Orabug: 22563965] (CVE-2016-0728)

- KEYS: Don't permit request_key to construct a new keyring (David Howells) [Orabug: 22373442] (CVE-2015-7872)

- dcache: Handle escaped paths in prepend_path (Eric W.

- vfs: Test for and handle paths that are unreachable from their mnt_root (Eric W. Biederman) [Orabug: 22249875]

- KEYS: Fix crash when attempt to garbage collect an uninstantiated keyring (David Howells) [Orabug:
22373442] (CVE-2015-7872)

- KEYS: Fix race between key destruction and finding a keyring by name (David Howells) [Orabug: 22373442]


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 88034

File Name: oraclevm_OVMSA-2016-0005.nasl

Version: 2.11

Type: local

Published: 1/21/2016

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

Temporal Vector: E:H/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:H/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: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/20/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/16/2015

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-7872, CVE-2016-0728