OracleVM 3.3 : Unbreakable / etc (OVMSA-2016-0098)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 93037


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


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

- tcp: make challenge acks less predictable (Eric Dumazet) [Orabug: 24010012] [Orabug: 2401010] (CVE-2016-5696)

- ocfs2: call ocfs2_journal_access_di before ocfs2_journal_dirty in ocfs2_write_end_nolock (yangwenfang) [Orabug: 19601200]

- ocfs2: improve recovery performance (Junxiao Bi) [Orabug: 24395691]


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 93037

File Name: oraclevm_OVMSA-2016-0098.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.6 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/08/19

Modified: 2017/02/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

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


Base Score: 4.8

Temporal Score: 4.4

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

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: 2016/08/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-5696

OSVDB: 141441