Virtuozzo 7 : readykernel-patch (VZA-2017-021)

High Nessus Plugin ID 97987


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 vulnerability :

- A flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's key subsystem. Invoking the request_key() system call with a specially crafted set of arguments could result in a NULL-pointer dereference inside the search_keyring() function. A local unprivileged user could use this vulnerability to crash the system. The vulnerability could be exploited from inside containers.

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.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 97987

File Name: Virtuozzo_VZA-2017-021.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Published: 2017/03/27

Modified: 2018/01/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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:U/RL:O/RC:C

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: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/03/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-2647

OSVDB: 154627