OracleVM 3.3 : kernel-uek (OVMSA-2016-0092)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 92659


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


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

- mlx4: Increase SYNC_TPT command timeout (Mukesh Kacker) [Orabug: 22895790]

- neigh: do not modify unlinked entries (Julian Anastasov) [Orabug: 23072705]

- mm/slab: Improve performance of slabinfo stats gathering (Aruna Ramakrishna) [Orabug: 23720437]

- atl2: Disable unimplemented scatter/gather feature (Ben Hutchings) [Orabug: 23703901] (CVE-2016-2117) (CVE-2016-2117)


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 92659

File Name: oraclevm_OVMSA-2016-0092.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.4 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/08/01

Modified: 2017/02/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.9

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:F/RL:O/RC:X

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: 2016/07/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-2117

OSVDB: 135961