OracleVM 3.4 : Unbreakable / etc (OVMSA-2017-0167)

high Nessus Plugin ID 104453


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


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

- Revert 'drivers/char/mem.c: deny access in open operation when securelevel is set' (Brian Maly) [Orabug:

- xfs: use dedicated log worker wq to avoid deadlock with cil wq (Brian Foster) [Orabug: 27013241]

- scsi: scsi_transport_iscsi: fix the issue that iscsi_if_rx doesn't parse nlmsg properly (Xin Long) [Orabug: 26988633] (CVE-2017-14489)

- nvme: honor RTD3 Entry Latency for shutdowns (Martin K.

- ipv6: avoid overflow of offset in ip6_find_1stfragopt (Sabrina Dubroca) [Orabug: 27013220] (CVE-2017-7542)

- udp: consistently apply ufo or fragmentation (Willem de Bruijn) [Orabug: 27013227] (CVE-2017-1000112)

- drivers/char/mem.c: deny access in open operation when securelevel is set (Ethan Zhao) [Orabug: 26943884]

- tcp: fix tcp_mark_head_lost to check skb len before fragmenting (Neal Cardwell) [Orabug: 26923675]

- timerfd: Protect the might cancel mechanism proper (Thomas Gleixner) [Orabug: 26899775] (CVE-2017-10661)

- kvm: nVMX: Don't allow L2 to access the hardware CR8 (Jim Mattson) (CVE-2017-12154) (CVE-2017-12154)

- brcmfmac: fix possible buffer overflow in brcmf_cfg80211_mgmt_tx (Tim Tianyang Chen) [Orabug:
26880590] (CVE-2017-7541)

- crypto: ahash - Fix EINPROGRESS notification callback (Herbert Xu) [Orabug: 26916575] (CVE-2017-7618)

- ovl: use O_LARGEFILE in ovl_copy_up (David Howells) [Orabug: 25953280]

- rxrpc: Fix several cases where a padded len isn't checked in ticket decode (David Howells) [Orabug:
26880508] (CVE-2017-7482) (CVE-2017-7482)

- tcp: initialize rcv_mss to TCP_MIN_MSS instead of 0 (Wei Wang) [Orabug: 26813385] (CVE-2017-14106)


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 104453

File Name: oraclevm_OVMSA-2017-0167.nasl

Version: 3.7

Type: local

Published: 11/8/2017

Updated: 1/4/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.6


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.4

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


Risk Factor: High

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:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:vm:kernel-uek, p-cpe:/a:oracle:vm:kernel-uek-firmware, cpe:/o:oracle:vm_server:3.4

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: 11/7/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/10/2017

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (Linux Kernel UDP Fragmentation Offset (UFO) Privilege Escalation)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-1000112, CVE-2017-10661, CVE-2017-12154, CVE-2017-14106, CVE-2017-14489, CVE-2017-7482, CVE-2017-7541, CVE-2017-7542, CVE-2017-7618