OracleVM 3.2 : kernel-uek (OVMSA-2016-0060)

High Nessus Plugin ID 91743

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VPR Score: 6.7


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


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

- IPoIB: increase send queue size to 4 times (Ajaykumar Hotchandani)

- IB/ipoib: Change send workqueue size for CM mode (Ajaykumar Hotchandani) [Orabug: 22287489]

- Avoid 60sec timeout when receiving rtpg sense code 06/00/00 (John Sobecki) [Orabug: 22336257]

- stop recursive fault in print_context_stack after stack overflow (John Sobecki) [Orabug: 23174777]

- IB/security: Restrict use of the write interface (Jason Gunthorpe) [Orabug: 23287131] (CVE-2016-4565)

- net: add validation for the socket syscall protocol argument (Hannes Frederic Sowa) [Orabug: 23267976] (CVE-2015-8543) (CVE-2015-8543)

- ipv6: addrconf: validate new MTU before applying it (Marcelo Leitner) [Orabug: 23263251] (CVE-2015-8215)

- ext4: avoid hang when mounting non-journal filesystems with orphan list (Theodore Ts'o) [Orabug: 23262219] (CVE-2015-7509)

- ext4: make orphan functions be no-op in no-journal mode (Anatol Pomozov) [Orabug: 23262219] (CVE-2015-7509)

- unix: properly account for FDs passed over unix sockets (willy tarreau) [Orabug: 23262265] (CVE-2013-4312) (CVE-2013-4312)

- sctp: Prevent soft lockup when sctp_accept is called during a timeout event (Karl Heiss) [Orabug: 23222773] (CVE-2015-8767)

- [SUNRPC]: avoid race between xs_reset_transport and xs_tcp_setup_socket (Wengang Wang)

- x86_64: expand kernel stack to 16K (Minchan Kim) [Orabug: 20920074]

- qla2xxx: fix wrongly report 'PCI EEH busy' when get_thermal_temp (Vaughan Cao) [Orabug: 21108318]


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

- RDS: introduce generic [clear,set]_bit_le (Wengang Wang) [Orabug: 22118109]

- cifs: allow socket to clear and app threads to set tcpStatus CifsNeedReconnect (John Sobecki) [Orabug:

- mlx4_vnic: Enable LRO for mlx4_vnic net devices. (Ashish Samant)

- mlx4_vnic: Add correct typecasting to pointers. (Ashish Samant)

- veth: don&rsquo t modify ip_summed doing so treats packets with bad checksums as good. (Vijay Pandurangan) [Orabug: 22804574]


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 91743

File Name: oraclevm_OVMSA-2016-0060.nasl

Version: 2.6

Type: local

Published: 2016/06/22

Updated: 2019/09/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 6.7

CVSS v2.0

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

CVSS v3.0

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:3.2

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: 2016/06/21

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/11/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-4312, CVE-2015-7509, CVE-2015-8215, CVE-2015-8543, CVE-2015-8767, CVE-2016-4565