OracleVM 3.3 : kernel-uek (OVMSA-2016-0084)

High Nessus Plugin ID 91776


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


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

- Revert 'x86_64: expand kernel stack to 16K' (Chuck Anderson) [Orabug: 23608686]

- megaraid_sas : Update threshold based reply post host index register [Orabug: 23562756]

- xen/events: Don't move disabled irqs (Ross Lagerwall) [Orabug: 23055234]

- xen/events: Mask a moving irq (Boris Ostrovsky) [Orabug:

- xen/pciback: Save the number of MSI-X entries to be copied later. (Dongli Zhang) [Orabug: 23202410]

- xen/pciback: Save xen_pci_op commands before processing it (Dongli Zhang) [Orabug: 23202410]

- xen-blkback: read from indirect descriptors only once (Dongli Zhang)

- xen-blkback: only read request operation from shared ring once (Dongli Zhang) [Orabug: 23202410]

- xen-netback: use RING_COPY_REQUEST throughout (Dongli Zhang)

- xen-netback: don't use last request to determine minimum Tx credit (Dongli Zhang) [Orabug: 23202410]

- xen: Add RING_COPY_REQUEST (Dongli Zhang) [Orabug:

- IB/security: Restrict use of the write interface (Jason Gunthorpe) [Orabug: 23283925] (CVE-2016-4565)


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 91776

File Name: oraclevm_OVMSA-2016-0084.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.4 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/06/23

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:3.3

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: 2016/06/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-4565

OSVDB: 138176