OracleVM 3.4 : Unbreakable / etc (OVMSA-2016-0134)

High Nessus Plugin ID 93709


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


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

- netfilter: x_tables: make sure e->next_offset covers remaining blob size (Florian Westphal) [Orabug:
24682076] (CVE-2016-4997) (CVE-2016-4998)

- netfilter: x_tables: validate e->target_offset early (Florian Westphal) [Orabug: 24682076] (CVE-2016-4997) (CVE-2016-4998)


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 93709

File Name: oraclevm_OVMSA-2016-0134.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.5 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/09/26

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: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7.2

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: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: 2016/09/23

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Linux Kernel 4.6.3 Netfilter Privilege Escalation)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-4997, CVE-2016-4998

OSVDB: 140493, 140494