OracleVM 3.4 : Unbreakable / etc (OVMSA-2018-0040)

high Nessus Plugin ID 109667


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


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

- vhost/scsi: fix reuse of &vq->iov[out] in response (Benjamin Coddington) [Orabug: 27928330]

- kernel.spec: add requires system-release for OL7 (Brian Maly)

- x86/kernel/traps.c: fix trace_die_notifier return value (Kris Van Hees) (CVE-2018-8897)

- x86/entry/64: Don't use IST entry for #BP stack (Andy Lutomirski) (CVE-2018-8897)

- kvm/x86: fix icebp instruction handling (CVE-2018-1087)


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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 109667

File Name: oraclevm_OVMSA-2018-0040.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Published: 5/10/2018

Updated: 9/27/2019

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.6


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/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: 5/9/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/8/2018

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Microsoft Windows POP/MOV SS Local Privilege Elevation Vulnerability)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-1087, CVE-2018-8897