OracleVM 3.3 : Unbreakable / etc (OVMSA-2016-0014)

High Nessus Plugin ID 88858


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/nmi/64: Use DF to avoid userspace RSP confusing nested NMI detection (Andy Lutomirski) [Orabug:
22742507] (CVE-2015-5157)

- x86/nmi/64: Reorder nested NMI checks (Andy Lutomirski) [Orabug: 22742507] (CVE-2015-5157)

- x86/nmi/64: Improve nested NMI comments (Andy Lutomirski) [Orabug: 22742507] (CVE-2015-5157)

- x86/nmi/64: Switch stacks on userspace NMI entry (Andy Lutomirski) [Orabug: 22742507] (CVE-2015-5157)

- x86/paravirt: Replace the paravirt nop with a bona fide empty function (Andy Lutomirski) [Orabug: 22742507] (CVE-2015-5157)


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 88858

File Name: oraclevm_OVMSA-2016-0014.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/02/19

Modified: 2017/02/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/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: 2016/02/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-5157

BID: 76005

OSVDB: 125208