OracleVM 3.4 : Unbreakable / etc (OVMSA-2018-0236)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 111021


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


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

- block: update integrity interval after queue limits change (Ritika Srivastava) [Orabug: 27586756]

- dccp: check sk for closed state in dccp_sendmsg (Alexey Kodanev) [Orabug: 28001529] (CVE-2017-8824) (CVE-2018-1130)

- net/rds: Implement ARP flushing correctly (H&aring kon Bugge) [Orabug: 28219857]

- net/rds: Fix incorrect bigger vs. smaller IP address check (H&aring kon Bugge) [Orabug: 28236599]

- ocfs2: Fix locking for res->tracking and dlm->tracking_list (Ashish Samant) [Orabug: 28256391]

- xfrm: policy: check policy direction value (Vladis Dronov) [Orabug: 28256487] (CVE-2017-11600) (CVE-2017-11600)

- add kernel param to pre-allocate NICs (Brian Maly) [Orabug: 27870400]

- mm/mempolicy.c: fix error handling in set_mempolicy and mbind. (Chris Salls) [Orabug: 28242475] (CVE-2017-7616)

- xhci: Fix USB3 NULL pointer dereference at logical disconnect. (Mathias Nyman) [Orabug: 27426023]

- mlx4_core: restore optimal ICM memory allocation (Eric Dumazet)

- mlx4_core: allocate ICM memory in page size chunks (Qing Huang)

- kernel/signal.c: avoid undefined behaviour in kill_something_info When running kill(72057458746458112, 0) in userspace I hit the following issue. (mridula shastry) [Orabug: 28078687] (CVE-2018-10124)

- rds: tcp: compute m_ack_seq as offset from ->write_seq (Sowmini Varadhan) [Orabug: 28085214]

- ext4: fix bitmap position validation (Lukas Czerner) [Orabug: 28167032]

- net/rds: Fix bug in failover_group parsing (H&aring kon Bugge) [Orabug: 28198749]

- sctp: verify size of a new chunk in _sctp_make_chunk (Alexey Kodanev) [Orabug: 28240074] (CVE-2018-5803)

- netfilter: xt_TCPMSS: add more sanity tests on tcph->doff (Eric Dumazet) [Orabug: 27896802] (CVE-2017-18017)

- kernel/exit.c: avoid undefined behaviour when calling wait4 wait4(-2147483648, 0x20, 0, 0xdd0000) triggers:
UBSAN: Undefined behaviour in kernel/exit.c:1651:9 (mridula shastry) [Orabug: 28049778] (CVE-2018-10087)

- x86/bugs/module: Provide retpoline_modules_only parameter to fail non-retpoline modules (Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk) [Orabug: 28071992]


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 111021

File Name: oraclevm_OVMSA-2018-0236.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Published: 7/12/2018

Updated: 9/27/2019

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

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


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.8

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

Temporal Vector: E:P/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

Patch Publication Date: 7/11/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/10/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-11600, CVE-2017-18017, CVE-2017-7616, CVE-2017-8824, CVE-2018-10087, CVE-2018-10124, CVE-2018-1130, CVE-2018-5803