Virtuozzo 7 : readykernel-patch (VZA-2017-017)

High Nessus Plugin ID 97984


The remote Virtuozzo host is missing a security update.


According to the version of the vzkernel package and the readykernel-patch installed, the Virtuozzo installation on the remote host is affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- A use-after-free flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's Datagram Congestion Control Protocol (DCCP) implementation freed SKB (socket buffer) resources for a DCCP_PKT_REQUEST packet when the IPV6_RECVPKTINFO option is set on the socket. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to alter the kernel memory, allowing them to escalate their privileges on the system.

- A syntax vulnerability was discovered in the kernel's ASN1.1 DER decoder, which could lead to memory corruption or a complete local denial of service through x509 certificate DER files. A local system user could use a specially created key file to trigger BUG_ON() in the public_key_verify_signature() function (crypto/asymmetric_keys/public_key.c), to cause a kernel panic and crash the system.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Virtuozzo security advisory.
Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the readykernel patch.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 97984

File Name: Virtuozzo_VZA-2017-017.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Published: 2017/03/27

Modified: 2017/07/14

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:virtuozzo:virtuozzo:readykernel, cpe:/o:virtuozzo:virtuozzo:7

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Virtuozzo/release, Host/Virtuozzo/rpm-list, Host/readykernel-info

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/03/16

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-2053, CVE-2017-6074

OSVDB: 133550, 152302