OracleVM 3.2 : Unbreakable / etc (OVMSA-2016-0181)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 96073


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: 25269184] (CVE-2016-3157)

- net: Fix use after free in the recvmmsg exit path (Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo) [Orabug: 25298618] (CVE-2016-7117)

- logging errors that get masked to EIO inside drivers/block/loop.c (Manjunath Patil) [Orabug:

- sched/core: Clear the root_domain cpumasks in init_rootdomain (Xunlei Pang) [Orabug: 23518650]

- bio allocation failure due to bio_get_nr_vecs (Darrick J. Wong)

- mlx4: avoid ABBA deadlock (Wengang Wang) [Orabug:

- mlx4: avoid multiple free on id_map_ent (Wengang Wang) [Orabug: 25022815]

- sctp: validate chunk len before actually using it (Marcelo Ricardo Leitner) [Orabug: 25142906] (CVE-2016-9555)

- NVMe: reduce queue depth as workaround for Samsung EPIC SQ errata (Ashok Vairavan) [Orabug: 25138146]

- RDS: Drop the connection as part of cancel to avoid hangs (Avinash Repaka) [Orabug: 24951873]

- aacraid: Check size values after double-fetch from user (Dave Carroll) [Orabug: 25060055] (CVE-2016-6480) (CVE-2016-6480)

- audit: fix a double fetch in audit_log_single_execve_arg (Paul Moore) [Orabug: 25059962] (CVE-2016-6136)

- ecryptfs: don't allow mmap when the lower fs doesn't support it (Jeff Mahoney) [Orabug: 24971918] (CVE-2016-1583) (CVE-2016-1583)

- ALSA: timer: Fix leak in events via snd_timer_user_tinterrupt (Kangjie Lu) [Orabug:
25059900] (CVE-2016-4578)

- ALSA: timer: Fix leak in events via snd_timer_user_ccallback (Kangjie Lu) [Orabug: 25059900] (CVE-2016-4578)

- ALSA: timer: Fix leak in SNDRV_TIMER_IOCTL_PARAMS (Kangjie Lu) [Orabug: 25059755] (CVE-2016-4569)

- Bluetooth: Fix potential NULL dereference in RFCOMM bind callback (Jaganath Kanakkassery) [Orabug: 25058905] (CVE-2015-8956)

- mm: migrate dirty page without clear_page_dirty_for_io etc (Hugh Dickins) [Orabug: 25059195] [CVE-2016-3070


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 96073

File Name: oraclevm_OVMSA-2016-0181.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:3.2

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-2015-8956, CVE-2016-1583, CVE-2016-3070, CVE-2016-3157, CVE-2016-4569, CVE-2016-4578, CVE-2016-6136, CVE-2016-6480, CVE-2016-7117, CVE-2016-9555

OSVDB: 135947, 138215, 138383, 139987, 140971, 142610, 145048, 145102, 147698