Oracle Linux 6 : Unbreakable Enterprise kernel (ELSA-2018-4020) (Meltdown) (Spectre)

High Nessus Plugin ID 106328


The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Description of changes:

- x86: Use PRED_CMD MSR when ibpb is enabled (Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk) [Orabug: 27369777] {CVE-2017-5715} {CVE-2017-5753}
- x86/spec: Don't print the Missing arguments for option spectre_v2 (Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk) [Orabug: 27369777] {CVE-2017-5715} {CVE-2017-5753}
- x86: Move ENABLE_IBRS in the interrupt macro (Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk) [Orabug: 27369777] {CVE-2017-5715} {CVE-2017-5753}
- Add set_ibrs_disabled and set_ibpb_disabled (Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk) [Orabug: 27369777] {CVE-2017-5715} {CVE-2017-5753}
- x86/boot: Add early cmdline parsing for options with arguments (Tom Lendacky) [Orabug: 27369777] {CVE-2017-5715} {CVE-2017-5753}
- x86, boot: Carve out early cmdline parsing function (Borislav Petkov) [Orabug: 27369777] {CVE-2017-5715} {CVE-2017-5753}
- x86: Fix kABI build breakage (Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk) [Orabug: 27369777] {CVE-2017-5715} {CVE-2017-5753}
- x86: Add command-line options 'spectre_v2' and 'nospectre_v2' (Kanth Ghatraju) [Orabug: 27369777] {CVE-2017-5715} {CVE-2017-5753}
- x86/mm: Set IBPB upon context switch (Brian Maly) [Orabug: 27369777] {CVE-2017-5715} {CVE-2017-5753}
- x86: Display correct settings for the SPECTRE_V2 bug (Kanth Ghatraju) [Orabug: 27369777] {CVE-2017-5715} {CVE-2017-5753}
- Set CONFIG_GENERIC_CPU_VULNERABILITIES flag (Kanth Ghatraju) [Orabug: 27369777] {CVE-2017-5715} {CVE-2017-5753}
- x86/cpu: Implement CPU vulnerabilites sysfs functions (Thomas Gleixner) [Orabug: 27369777] {CVE-2017-5715} {CVE-2017-5753}
- sysfs/cpu: Fix typos in vulnerability documentation (David Woodhouse) [Orabug: 27369777] {CVE-2017-5715} {CVE-2017-5753}
- sysfs/cpu: Add vulnerability folder (Thomas Gleixner) [Orabug: 27369777] {CVE-2017-5715} {CVE-2017-5753}
- x86, cpu: Expand cpufeature facility to include cpu bugs (Borislav Petkov) [Orabug: 27369777] {CVE-2017-5715} {CVE-2017-5753}
- x86/cpufeatures: Add X86_BUG_SPECTRE_V[12] (David Woodhouse) [Orabug: 27369777] {CVE-2017-5715} {CVE-2017-5753}
- x86/cpufeatures: Add X86_BUG_CPU_MELTDOWN (Kanth Ghatraju) [Orabug: 27369777] {CVE-2017-5715} {CVE-2017-5753}
- x86/spec: STUFF_RSB _before_ ENABLE_IBRS (Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk) [Orabug: 27369777] {CVE-2017-5715} {CVE-2017-5753}
- x86: Move STUFF_RSB in to the idt macro (Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk) [Orabug: 27369777] {CVE-2017-5715} {CVE-2017-5753}
- x86/IBRS/IBPB: Set sysctl_ibrs/ibpb_enabled properly (Boris Ostrovsky) [Orabug: 27369777] {CVE-2017-5715} {CVE-2017-5753}
- x86/IBRS: Make sure we restore MSR_IA32_SPEC_CTRL to a valid value (Boris Ostrovsky) [Orabug: 27369777] {CVE-2017-5715} {CVE-2017-5753}
- x86/spec_ctrl: Add missing 'lfence' when IBRS is not supported (Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk) [Orabug: 27369777] {CVE-2017-5715} {CVE-2017-5753}
- x86/ia32: Move STUFF_RSB And ENABLE_IBRS (Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk) [Orabug: 27369777] {CVE-2017-5715} {CVE-2017-5753}
- x86/entry: Stuff RSB for entry to kernel for non-SMEP platform (Tim Chen) [Orabug: 27369777] {CVE-2017-5715} {CVE-2017-5753}
- x86: Use IBRS for firmware update path (David Woodhouse) [Orabug: 27369777] {CVE-2017-5715} {CVE-2017-5753}
- x86/spec_ctrl: Disable if running as Xen PV guest (Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk) [Orabug: 27369777] {CVE-2017-5715} {CVE-2017-5753}
- x86/microcode: Recheck IBRS features on microcode reload (Tim Chen) [Orabug: 27369777] {CVE-2017-5715} {CVE-2017-5753}
- x86/idle: Disable IBRS entering idle and enable it on wakeup (Tim Chen) [Orabug: 27369777] {CVE-2017-5715} {CVE-2017-5753}
- x86/spec_ctrl: Add sysctl knobs to enable/disable SPEC_CTRL feature (Tim Chen) [Orabug: 27369777] {CVE-2017-5715} {CVE-2017-5753}
- x86/enter: Use IBRS on syscall and interrupts (Tim Chen) [Orabug: 27369777] {CVE-2017-5715} {CVE-2017-5753}
- x86/enter: MACROS to set/clear IBRS and set IBPB (Tim Chen) [Orabug: 27369777] {CVE-2017-5715} {CVE-2017-5753}
- x86/feature: Detect the x86 IBRS feature to control Speculation (Tim Chen) [Orabug: 27369777] {CVE-2017-5715} {CVE-2017-5753}
- x86: fix build breakage (Brian Maly) [Orabug: 27346425] {CVE-2017-5753}
- kaiser: rename X86_FEATURE_KAISER to X86_FEATURE_PTI to match upstream (Mike Kravetz) {CVE-2017-5754}
- x86/kaiser: Check boottime cmdline params (Mike Kravetz) [Orabug: 27333761] {CVE-2017-5754}
- x86/kaiser: Rename and simplify X86_FEATURE_KAISER handling (Borislav Petkov) [Orabug: 27333761] {CVE-2017-5754}
- KPTI: Report when enabled (Mike Kravetz) [Orabug: 27333761] {CVE-2017-5754}
- PTI: unbreak EFI old_memmap (Jiri Kosina) [Orabug: 27333761] [Orabug: 27333760] {CVE-2017-5754}
- kaiser: Set _PAGE_NX only if supported (Guenter Roeck) [Orabug: 27333761] [Orabug: 27333760] {CVE-2017-5754}
- KPTI: Rename to PAGE_TABLE_ISOLATION (Kees Cook) [Orabug: 27333761] {CVE-2017-5754}
- kaiser: kaiser_flush_tlb_on_return_to_user() check PCID (Hugh Dickins) [Orabug: 27333761] {CVE-2017-5754}
- kaiser: asm/tlbflush.h handle noPGE at lower level (Hugh Dickins) [Orabug: 27333761] {CVE-2017-5754}
- kaiser: use ALTERNATIVE instead of x86_cr3_pcid_noflush (Hugh Dickins) [Orabug: 27333761] {CVE-2017-5754}
- x86/alternatives: add asm ALTERNATIVE macro (Mike Kravetz) [Orabug: 27333761] {CVE-2017-5754}
- x86/kaiser: Reenable PARAVIRT, dynamically disable KAISER if PARAVIRT (Borislav Petkov) [Orabug: 27333761] {CVE-2017-5754}
- kaiser: add 'nokaiser' boot option, using ALTERNATIVE (Hugh Dickins) [Orabug: 27333761] {CVE-2017-5754}
- x86-32: Fix boot with CONFIG_X86_INVD_BUG (Andy Lutomirski) [Orabug: 27333761] {CVE-2017-5754}
- kaiser: alloc_ldt_struct() use get_zeroed_page() (Hugh Dickins) [Orabug: 27333761] {CVE-2017-5754}
- kaiser: user_map __kprobes_text too (Hugh Dickins) [Orabug: 27333761] {CVE-2017-5754}
- x86/mm/kaiser: re-enable vsyscalls (Andrea Arcangeli) [Orabug: 27333761] {CVE-2017-5754}
- KAISER: Kernel Address Isolation (Hugh Dickins) [Orabug: 27333761] {CVE-2017-5754}
- x86/mm: fix bad backport to disable PCID on Xen (Borislav Petkov) [Orabug: 27333761] {CVE-2017-5754}
- x86/mm/64: Fix reboot interaction with CR4.PCIDE (Andy Lutomirski) [Orabug: 27333761] {CVE-2017-5754}
- x86/mm: Enable CR4.PCIDE on supported systems (Andy Lutomirski) [Orabug: 27333761] {CVE-2017-5754}
- x86/mm: Add the 'nopcid' boot option to turn off PCID (Andy Lutomirski) [Orabug: 27333761] {CVE-2017-5754}
- x86/mm: Disable PCID on 32-bit kernels (Andy Lutomirski) [Orabug: 27333761] {CVE-2017-5754}
- x86/mm: Remove the UP asm/tlbflush.h code, always use the (formerly) SMP code (Andy Lutomirski) [Orabug: 27333761] {CVE-2017-5754}
- sched/core: Idle_task_exit() shouldn't use switch_mm_irqs_off() (Andy Lutomirski) [Orabug: 27333761] {CVE-2017-5754}
- x86/mm, sched/core: Turn off IRQs in switch_mm() (Andy Lutomirski) [Orabug: 27333761] {CVE-2017-5754}
- x86/mm, sched/core: Uninline switch_mm() (Andy Lutomirski) [Orabug: 27333761] {CVE-2017-5754}
- x86/mm: Build arch/x86/mm/tlb.c even on !SMP (Andy Lutomirski) [Orabug: 27333761] {CVE-2017-5754}
- sched/core: Add switch_mm_irqs_off() and use it in the scheduler (Andy Lutomirski) [Orabug: 27333761] {CVE-2017-5754}
- mm/mmu_context, sched/core: Fix mmu_context.h assumption (Ingo Molnar) [Orabug: 27333761] {CVE-2017-5754}
- x86/mm: If INVPCID is available, use it to flush global mappings (Andy Lutomirski) [Orabug: 27333761] {CVE-2017-5754}
- x86/mm: Add a 'noinvpcid' boot option to turn off INVPCID (Andy Lutomirski) [Orabug: 27333761] {CVE-2017-5754}
- x86/mm: Fix INVPCID asm constraint (Borislav Petkov) [Orabug: 27333761] {CVE-2017-5754}
- x86/mm: Add INVPCID helpers (Andy Lutomirski) [Orabug: 27333761] {CVE-2017-5754}
- x86, cpufeature: Add CPU features from Intel document 319433-012A (H. Peter Anvin) [Orabug: 27333761] {CVE-2017-5754}
- x86/paravirt: Dont patch flush_tlb_single (Thomas Gleixner) [Orabug: 27333761] {CVE-2017-5754}
- x86-64: Map the HPET NX (Andy Lutomirski) [Orabug: 27333761] {CVE-2017-5754}
- x86/ldt: Make modify_ldt synchronous (Andy Lutomirski) [Orabug: 27333761] {CVE-2017-5754} {CVE-2015-5157}
- x86, cpu: Add cpufeature flag for PCIDs (Arun Thomas) [Orabug: 27333761] {CVE-2017-5754}
- x86/mm: Disable preemption during CR3 read+write (Sebastian Andrzej Siewior) [Orabug: 27333761] {CVE-2017-5754}
- locking/barriers: fix compile issue (Brian Maly) [Orabug: 27346425] {CVE-2017-5753}
- x86: Add another set of MSR accessor functions (Borislav Petkov) [Orabug: 27346425] {CVE-2017-5753}
- udf: prevent speculative execution (Elena Reshetova) [Orabug: 27346425] {CVE-2017-5753}
- fs: prevent speculative execution (Elena Reshetova) [Orabug: 27346425] {CVE-2017-5753}
- qla2xxx: prevent speculative execution (Elena Reshetova) [Orabug: 27346425] {CVE-2017-5753}
- p54: prevent speculative execution (Elena Reshetova) [Orabug: 27346425] {CVE-2017-5753}
- carl9170: prevent speculative execution (Elena Reshetova) [Orabug: 27346425] {CVE-2017-5753}
- uvcvideo: prevent speculative execution (Elena Reshetova) [Orabug: 27346425] {CVE-2017-5753}
- locking/barriers: introduce new observable speculation barrier (Elena Reshetova) [Orabug: 27346425] {CVE-2017-5753}
- x86/cpu/AMD: Remove now unused definition of MFENCE_RDTSC feature (Elena Reshetova) [Orabug: 27346425] {CVE-2017-5753}
- x86/cpu/AMD: Make the LFENCE instruction serialized (Elena Reshetova) [Orabug: 27346425] {CVE-2017-5753}


Update the affected unbreakable enterprise kernel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 106328

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2018-4020.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/01/25

Modified: 2018/02/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:ND/RC:ND


Base Score: 5.6

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-uek, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-uek-debug, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-uek-debug-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-uek-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-uek-doc, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-uek-firmware, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:6

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/01/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-5157, CVE-2017-5715, CVE-2017-5753, CVE-2017-5754

OSVDB: 171888, 171894, 171897

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