OracleVM 3.4 : Unbreakable / etc (OVMSA-2016-0174)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 95621


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


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

- ocfs2: fix trans extend while free cached blocks (Junxiao Bi)

- ocfs2: fix trans extend while flush truncate log (Junxiao Bi)

- ocfs2: extend enough credits for freeing one truncate record while replaying truncate records (Xue jiufei) [Orabug: 25136991]

- mpi: Fix NULL ptr dereference in mpi_powm [ver #3] (Andrey Ryabinin) [Orabug: 25154096] (CVE-2016-8650) (CVE-2016-8650)

- mlx4: avoid multiple free on id_map_ent (Wengang Wang) [Orabug: 25159035]

- NVMe: reduce queue depth as workaround for Samsung EPIC SQ errata (Ashok Vairavan) [Orabug: 25144380]

- sctp: validate chunk len before actually using it (Marcelo Ricardo Leitner) [Orabug: 25142868] (CVE-2016-9555)

- rebuild bumping release


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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 95621

File Name: oraclevm_OVMSA-2016-0174.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/12/08

Modified: 2017/02/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/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:3.4

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: 2016/12/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-8650, CVE-2016-9555

OSVDB: 147698, 147818