OracleVM 3.4 : qemu-kvm (OVMSA-2016-0096)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 92854


The remote OracleVM host is missing a security update.


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

- kvm-virtio-error-out-if-guest-exceeds-virtqueue-size.pat ch [bz#1359724]

- Resolves: bz#1359724 (EMBARGOED CVE-2016-5403 qemu-kvm:
Qemu: virtio: unbounded memory allocation on host via guest leading to DoS [rhel-6.8.z])

- kvm-vga-add-sr_vbe-register-set.patch [bz#1347192]

- Resolves: bz#1347192 (Regression from CVE-2016-3712:
windows installer fails to start)


Update the affected qemu-img package.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 92854

File Name: oraclevm_OVMSA-2016-0096.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.4 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/08/11

Modified: 2017/02/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.9

Temporal Score: 4.7

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

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


Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:X/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:vm:qemu-img, 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: 2016/08/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-3712, CVE-2016-5403

OSVDB: 138373, 142178