OracleVM 3.4 : Unbreakable / etc (OVMSA-2018-0012) (Spectre)

high Nessus Plugin ID 106226
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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 'kernel.spec: Require the new microcode_ctl.' (Brian Maly)

- xen-blkback: add pending_req allocation stats (Ankur Arora) [Orabug: 27386890]

- xen-blkback: move indirect req allocation out-of-line (Ankur Arora)

- xen-blkback: pull nseg validation out in a function (Ankur Arora)

- xen-blkback: make struct pending_req less monolithic (Ankur Arora)

- x86: Clean up IBRS functionality resident in common code (Kanth Ghatraju) [Orabug: 27403317]

- x86: Display correct settings for the SPECTRE_V2 bug (Kanth Ghatraju)

- Set CONFIG_GENERIC_CPU_VULNERABILITIES flag (Kanth Ghatraju) [Orabug: 27403317]

- x86/cpu: Implement CPU vulnerabilites sysfs functions (Thomas Gleixner) [Orabug: 27403317]

- sysfs/cpu: Fix typos in vulnerability documentation (David Woodhouse)

- sysfs/cpu: Add vulnerability folder (Thomas Gleixner) [Orabug: 27403317]

- x86/cpufeatures: Add X86_BUG_SPECTRE_V[12] (David Woodhouse) [Orabug: 27403317]

- x86/cpufeatures: Add X86_BUG_CPU_MELTDOWN (Kanth Ghatraju) [Orabug: 27403317]

- KVM: x86: Add memory barrier on vmcs field lookup (Andrew Honig) (CVE-2017-5753)

- KVM: VMX: remove I/O port 0x80 bypass on Intel hosts (Andrew Honig) [Orabug: 27402301] (CVE-2017-1000407) (CVE-2017-1000407)

- xfs: give all workqueues rescuer threads (Chris Mason) [Orabug: 27397568]

- ixgbevf: handle mbox_api_13 in ixgbevf_change_mtu (Joao Martins)


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 106226

File Name: oraclevm_OVMSA-2018-0012.nasl

Version: 3.8

Type: local

Published: 1/22/2018

Updated: 9/27/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.1

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.4

Temporal Score: 7.1

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

Temporal Vector: E:H/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: 1/19/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/11/2017

Exploitable With


Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-1000407, CVE-2017-5753

IAVA: 2018-A-0020