Virtuozzo 6 : parallels-server-bm-release / vzkernel / etc (VZA-2018-002)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 105619

Synopsis

The remote Virtuozzo host is missing multiple security updates.

Description

According to the versions of the parallels-server-bm-release / vzkernel / etc packages installed, the Virtuozzo installation on the remote host is affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- CVE-2017-5715 triggers the speculative execution by utilizing branch target injection. It relies on the presence of a precisely-defined instruction sequence in the privileged code as well as the fact that memory accesses may cause allocation into the microprocessor's data cache even for speculatively executed instructions that never actually commit (retire). As a result, an unprivileged attacker could use this flaw to cross the syscall and guest/host boundaries and read privileged memory by conducting targeted cache side-channel attacks.

- CVE-2017-5753 triggers the speculative execution by performing a bounds-check bypass. It relies on the presence of a precisely-defined instruction sequence in the privileged code as well as the fact that memory accesses may cause allocation into the microprocessor's data cache even for speculatively executed instructions that never actually commit (retire). As a result, an unprivileged attacker could use this flaw to cross the syscall boundary and read privileged memory by conducting targeted cache side-channel attacks.

- CVE-2017-5754 relies on the fact that, on impacted microprocessors, during speculative execution of instruction permission faults, exception generation triggered by a faulting access is suppressed until the retirement of the whole instruction block. In a combination with the fact that memory accesses may populate the cache even when the block is being dropped and never committed (executed), an unprivileged local attacker could use this flaw to read privileged (kernel space) memory by conducting targeted cache side-channel attacks.

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.

Solution

Update the affected parallels-server-bm-release / vzkernel / etc packages.

See Also

https://help.virtuozzo.com/customer/portal/articles/2914057

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:0008

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 105619

File Name: Virtuozzo_VZA-2018-002.nasl

Version: 3.11

Type: local

Published: 2018/01/08

Modified: 2018/07/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.7

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.6

Temporal Score: 5.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:H/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:virtuozzo:virtuozzo:parallels-server-bm-release, p-cpe:/a:virtuozzo:virtuozzo:vzkernel, p-cpe:/a:virtuozzo:virtuozzo:vzkernel-devel, p-cpe:/a:virtuozzo:virtuozzo:vzkernel-firmware, p-cpe:/a:virtuozzo:virtuozzo:vzmodules, p-cpe:/a:virtuozzo:virtuozzo:vzmodules-devel, cpe:/o:virtuozzo:virtuozzo:6

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/01/06

Exploitable With

CANVAS (CANVAS)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-5715, CVE-2017-5753, CVE-2017-5754

IAVA: 2018-A-0019, 2018-A-0020