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

high Nessus Plugin ID 92658


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


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.

- 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)


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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 92658

File Name: oraclevm_OVMSA-2016-0091.nasl

Version: 2.7

Type: local

Published: 8/1/2016

Updated: 1/4/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.1


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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


Risk Factor: High

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: 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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/29/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/2/2016

Reference Information

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