OracleVM 3.3 : Unbreakable / etc (OVMSA-2016-0133)

high Nessus Plugin ID 93680


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


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

- Btrfs: fix truncation of compressed and inlined extents (Ashish Samant) [Orabug: 22307285] (CVE-2015-8374)

- Btrfs: fix file corruption and data loss after cloning inline extents (Divya Indi) [Orabug: 22307285] (CVE-2015-8374)

- netfilter: x_tables: make sure e->next_offset covers remaining blob size (Florian Westphal) [Orabug:
24682074] (CVE-2016-4997) (CVE-2016-4998)

- netfilter: x_tables: validate e->target_offset early (Florian Westphal) [Orabug: 24682074] (CVE-2016-4997) (CVE-2016-4998)

- rds: schedule local connection activity in proper workqueue (Ajaykumar Hotchandani) [Orabug: 24624195]

- ib_core: make wait_event uninterruptible in ib_flush_fmr_pool (Avinash Repaka) [Orabug: 24655952]

- net/mlx4: Support shutdown interface (Gavin Shan) [Orabug: 24624181]


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 93680

File Name: oraclevm_OVMSA-2016-0133.nasl

Version: 2.9

Type: local

Published: 9/23/2016

Updated: 1/4/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.3

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:H/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:3.3

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: 9/22/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/28/2015

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Linux Kernel 4.6.3 Netfilter Privilege Escalation)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8374, CVE-2016-4997, CVE-2016-4998