OracleVM 3.3 : Unbreakable / etc (OVMSA-2017-0005)

High Nessus Plugin ID 96518


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


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

- net: avoid signed overflows for SO_[SND|RCV]BUFFORCE (Eric Dumazet) [Orabug: 25203623] (CVE-2016-9793)

- nvme: Limit command retries (Ashok Vairavan) [Orabug:
25374794] - tcp: fix use after free in tcp_xmit_retransmit_queue (Eric Dumazet) [Orabug:
25374371] (CVE-2016-6828)

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

- ALSA: pcm : Call kill_fasync in stream lock (Takashi Iwai) [Orabug: 25203963] (CVE-2016-9794)

- packet: fix race condition in packet_set_ring (Philip Pettersson) [Orabug: 25217756] (CVE-2016-8655)

- x86: kvmclock: zero initialize pvclock shared memory area (Igor Mammedov) [Orabug: 25218431]

- KEYS: Fix short sprintf buffer in /proc/keys show function (David Howells) [Orabug: 25306373] (CVE-2016-7042)


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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 96518

File Name: oraclevm_OVMSA-2017-0005.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.4 $

Type: local

Published: 2017/01/16

Modified: 2017/09/08

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:3.3

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: 2017/01/13

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-6828, CVE-2016-7042, CVE-2016-8655, CVE-2016-9793, CVE-2016-9794

OSVDB: 142992, 145585, 148164, 148388, 148409