OracleVM 3.4 : kernel-uek (OVMSA-2016-0041)

High Nessus Plugin ID 90298


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


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

- rebuild bumping release

- x86/iopl/64: properly context-switch IOPL on Xen PV (Andy Lutomirski) [Orabug: 22997978] (CVE-2016-3157)

- fs/hugetlbfs/inode.c: fix bugs in hugetlb_vmtruncate_list (Mike Kravetz) [Orabug:

- rebuild bumping release


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 90298

File Name: oraclevm_OVMSA-2016-0041.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.7 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/04/01

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


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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:U/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:3.4

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: 2016/03/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-3157

OSVDB: 135947