Virtuozzo 7 : readykernel-patch (VZA-2017-032)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 99732


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 vulnerability was found in the Linux kernel where having malicious IP options present would cause the ipv4_pktinfo_prepare() function to drop/free the dst.
This could result in a system crash or possible privilege escalation.

- A vulnerability was found in the implementation of SCTP protocol in the Linux kernel. If the sctp module was loaded on the host, a privileged user inside a container could cause a kernel crash by triggering use-after-free in the __sctp_connect() function with a specially crafted sequence of system calls.

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: Medium

ID: 99732

File Name: Virtuozzo_VZA-2017-032.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2017/05/01

Modified: 2017/07/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/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: 2017/04/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-5970

OSVDB: 151927