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

High Nessus Plugin ID 88034


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.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 88034

File Name: oraclevm_OVMSA-2016-0005.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.8 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/01/21

Modified: 2017/02/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6

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

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


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7.2

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:X

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: 2016/01/20

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

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

OSVDB: 129330, 133126