OracleVM 3.4 : Unbreakable / etc (OVMSA-2016-0149) (Dirty COW)

High Nessus Plugin ID 94228


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


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

- mm: remove gup_flags FOLL_WRITE games from
__get_user_pages (Linus Torvalds) [Orabug: 24927306] (CVE-2016-5195)

- drivers/nvme: provide a module parameter for setting number of I/O queues (Shan Hai) [Orabug: 24914956]

- blk-mq: improve warning for running a queue on the wrong CPU (Jens Axboe) [Orabug: 24914956]

- blk-mq: fix freeze queue race (Shan Hai) [Orabug:


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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 94228

File Name: oraclevm_OVMSA-2016-0149.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/10/24

Modified: 2017/02/17

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: 2016/10/22

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-5195

OSVDB: 146061

IAVA: 2016-A-0306