OracleVM 3.4 : Unbreakable / etc (OVMSA-2018-0033)

high Nessus Plugin ID 109114


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


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

- mlx4: change the ICM table allocations to lowest needed size (Daniel Jurgens) [Orabug: 27718305]

- autofs: use dentry flags to block walks during expire (Ian Kent)

- autofs races (Al Viro) [Orabug: 27766149] [Orabug:

- crypto: FIPS - allow tests to be disabled in FIPS mode (Stephan Mueller) [Orabug: 26182706]

- crypto: rng - Zero seed in crypto_rng_reset (Herbert Xu) [Orabug: 26182706]

- crypto: xts - consolidate sanity check for keys (Stephan Mueller)

- fork: fix incorrect fput of ->exe_file causing use-after-free (Eric Biggers) [Orabug: 27290198] (CVE-2017-17052)

- negotiate_mq should happen in all cases of a new VBD being discovered by xen-blkfront, whether called through
_probe or a hot-attached new VBD from dom-0 via xenstore. Otherwise, hot-attached new VBDs are left configured without multi-queue. (Patrick Colp) [Orabug:

- rds: Fix NULL pointer dereference in __rds_rdma_map (H&aring kon Bugge)

- nvme: fix uninitialized prp2 value on small transfers (Jan H. Sch&ouml nherr) [Orabug: 27581008]

- xen-netfront: Improve error handling during initialization (Ross Lagerwall) [Orabug: 27655820]

- RDS: IB: Fix null pointer issue (Guanglei Li) [Orabug:

- mstflint: update Makefile and Kconfig (Qing Huang) [Orabug: 27656465]

- target: add inquiry_product module param to override LIO default (Kyle Fortin) [Orabug: 27679482]

- target: add inquiry_vendor module param to override LIO-ORG (Kyle Fortin) [Orabug: 27679482]

- net/rds: Avoid copy overhead if send buff is full (Gerd Rausch)

- IB/core: Avoid calling ib_query_device (Or Gerlitz) [Orabug: 27687710]

- IB/core: Save the device attributes on the device structure (Ira Weiny) [Orabug: 27687710]

- KVM: x86: fix singlestepping over syscall (Paolo Bonzini) [Orabug: 27669907] (CVE-2017-7518) (CVE-2017-7518)

- xen/acpi: upload _PSD info for non-dom0 CPUs too (Joao Martins)

- Revert 'RDS: don't commit to queue till transport connection is up' (Santosh Shilimkar)


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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 109114

File Name: oraclevm_OVMSA-2018-0033.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Published: 4/18/2018

Updated: 9/27/2019

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/17/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/29/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-17052, CVE-2017-7518