OracleVM 3.3 : Unbreakable / etc (OVMSA-2016-0180)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 96072


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


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

- x86/iopl/64: properly context-switch IOPL on Xen PV (Andy Lutomirski) [Orabug: 25269176] (CVE-2016-3157) (CVE-2016-3157)

- net: Fix use after free in the recvmmsg exit path (Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo) [Orabug: 25298611] (CVE-2016-7117)


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 96072

File Name: oraclevm_OVMSA-2016-0180.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/12/22

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:3.3

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: 2016/12/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-3157, CVE-2016-7117

OSVDB: 135947, 145048