Virtuozzo 7 : readykernel-patch (VZA-2017-021)
High Nessus Plugin ID 97987
SynopsisThe remote Virtuozzo host is missing a security update.
DescriptionAccording 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.
SolutionUpdate the readykernel patch.