OracleVM 3.3 / 3.4 : policycoreutils (OVMSA-2016-0157)

High Nessus Plugin ID 94909


The remote OracleVM host is missing a security update.


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

- Lazy unmount private, shared entry(Joe Jin)[orabug 12560705]

- sandbox: create a new session for sandboxed processes Resolves: (CVE-2016-7545)

- Update translations Resolves: rhbz#819794

- Fix sepolgen test cases Resolves: rhbz#1306550

- sandbox: Improve comments in sysconfig file Resolves:

- secon, newrole: fix inconsistence between --help and man page Resolves: rhbz#1278811, rhbz#1278913

- restorecond: treat root as a regular user Resolves:

- semanage: don't skip reserver_port_t Resolves:

- semanage: check if a store exists Resolves: rhbz#1208801

- fixfiles: check the SELinux status Resolves:

- semanage: Use OrderedDict for list of fcontexts Resolves: rhbz#1206767


Update the affected policycoreutils package.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 94909

File Name: oraclevm_OVMSA-2016-0157.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/11/16

Modified: 2017/02/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:U/RC:UC


Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:U/RC:U

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:vm:policycoreutils, cpe:/o:oracle:vm_server:3.3, cpe:/o:oracle:vm_server:3.4

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/OracleVM/release, Host/OracleVM/rpm-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/11/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-7545

OSVDB: 144760