OracleVM 3.4 : Unbreakable / etc (OVMSA-2016-0094)

High Nessus Plugin ID 92782


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


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

- KEYS: potential uninitialized variable (Dan Carpenter) [Orabug: 24393865] (CVE-2016-4470)

- ovl: fix permission checking for setattr (Miklos Szeredi) [Orabug: 24393742] (CVE-2015-8660)


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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 92782

File Name: oraclevm_OVMSA-2016-0094.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.5 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/08/08

Modified: 2017/02/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6

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

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


Base Score: 6.7

Temporal Score: 6.2

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

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:3.4

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: 2016/08/05

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Metasploit (Overlayfs Privilege Escalation)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8660, CVE-2016-4470

OSVDB: 132260, 140046