OracleVM 3.4 : kernel-uek (OVMSA-2016-0091)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 92658

Synopsis

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

Description

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

- vfs: rename: check backing inode being equal (Miklos Szeredi) [Orabug: 24010060] (CVE-2016-6198) (CVE-2016-6197)

- vfs: add vfs_select_inode helper (Miklos Szeredi) [Orabug: 24010060] (CVE-2016-6198) (CVE-2016-6197)

- ovl: verify upper dentry before unlink and rename (Miklos Szeredi) [Orabug: 24010060] (CVE-2016-6198) (CVE-2016-6197)

- ovl: fix getcwd failure after unsuccessful rmdir (Rui Wang) [Orabug: 24010060] (CVE-2016-6198) (CVE-2016-6197)

- xen: use same main loop for counting and remapping pages (Juergen Gross) [Orabug: 24012238]

- Revert 'ocfs2: bump up o2cb network protocol version' (Junxiao Bi)

- atl2: Disable unimplemented scatter/gather feature (Ben Hutchings) [Orabug: 23704078] (CVE-2016-2117)

- Revert 'perf tools: Bump default sample freq to 4 kHz' (ashok.vairavan) [Orabug: 23634802]

- block: Initialize max_dev_sectors to 0 (Keith Busch) [Orabug: 23333444]

- sd: Fix rw_max for devices that report an optimal xfer size (Martin K. Petersen) [Orabug: 23333444]

- sd: Fix excessive capacity printing on devices with blocks bigger than 512 bytes (Martin K. Petersen) [Orabug: 23333444]

- sd: Optimal I/O size is in bytes, not sectors (Martin K.
Petersen)

- sd: Reject optimal transfer length smaller than page size (Martin K. Petersen) [Orabug: 23333444]

- Fix kabi issue for upstream commit ca369d51 (Joe Jin) [Orabug: 23333444]

- block/sd: Fix device-imposed transfer length limits (Joe Jin)

Solution

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

See Also

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/oraclevm-errata/2016-July/000506.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 92658

File Name: oraclevm_OVMSA-2016-0091.nasl

Version: 2.6

Type: local

Published: 2016/08/01

Updated: 2019/09/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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: 2016/07/29

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/05/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-2117, CVE-2016-6197, CVE-2016-6198