OracleVM 3.3 : kernel-uek (OVMSA-2016-0046)

High Nessus Plugin ID 90988

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VPR Score: 8.9


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


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

- skbuff: skb_segment: orphan frags before copying (Dongli Zhang)


- mlx4_core: Introduce restrictions for PD update (Ajaykumar Hotchandani)

- filename should be destroyed via final_putname instead of __putname (John Sobecki) [Orabug: 22346320]

- RDS: Fix the atomicity for congestion map update (Wengang Wang)

- sctp: Prevent soft lockup when sctp_accept is called during a timeout event (Karl Heiss) [Orabug: 23222753] (CVE-2015-8767)

- x86_64: expand kernel stack to 16K (Minchan Kim) [Orabug: 21140371]

- iommu/vt-d: add quirk for broken interrupt remapping on 55XX chipsets (Neil Horman) [Orabug: 22534160]

- xen: remove unneeded variables and one constant (Daniel Kiper)

- Revert 'x86/xen: delay construction of mfn_list_list' (Daniel Kiper)

- ocfs2/dlm: fix misuse of list_move_tail in dlm_run_purge_list (Tariq Saeed) [Orabug: 22898384]

- ocfs2/dlm: do not purge lockres that is queued for assert master (Xue jiufei) [Orabug: 22898384]

- pipe: Fix buffer offset after partially failed read (Ben Hutchings) [Orabug: 22985903] (CVE-2016-0774) (CVE-2015-1805) (CVE-2016-0774)

- xen-blkback: replace work_pending with work_busy in purge_persistent_gnt (Bob Liu) [Orabug: 22463905]

- coredump: add new %PATCH variable in core_pattern (Herbert van den Bergh) [Orabug: 22666980]

- veth: don&rsquo t modify ip_summed doing so treats packets with bad checksums as good. (Vijay Pandurangan) [Orabug: 22725572]

- libiscsi: Fix host busy blocking during connection teardown (John Soni Jose) [Orabug: 22735756]

- RDS: Add interface for receive MSG latency trace (Santosh Shilimkar)

- RDS: Add support for per socket SO_TIMESTAMP for incoming messages (Santosh Shilimkar) [Orabug: 22868366]


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 90988

File Name: oraclevm_OVMSA-2016-0046.nasl

Version: 2.9

Type: local

Published: 2016/05/09

Updated: 2019/09/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 8.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/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: 2016/05/05

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/08/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-1805, CVE-2015-8767, CVE-2016-0774

BID: 74951