OracleVM 3.4 : Unbreakable / etc (OVMSA-2018-0266)

High Nessus Plugin ID 118052


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


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

- bnxt_en: xdp: don't make drivers report attachment mode
(partial backport) (Somasundaram Krishnasamy) [Orabug:

- bpf: make bnxt compatible w/ bpf_xdp_adjust_tail (Nikita
V. Shirokov)

- bnxt_en: add meta pointer for direct access (partial
backport) (Somasundaram Krishnasamy) [Orabug: 27988326]

- bnxt_en: Fix bug in ethtool -L. (Michael Chan) [Orabug:

- bpf: bnxt: Report bpf_prog ID during XDP_QUERY_PROG
(Martin KaFai Lau) [Orabug: 27988326]

- bnxt_en: Optimize doorbell write operations for newer
chips (reapply). (Michael Chan) [Orabug: 27988326]

- bnxt_en: Use short TX BDs for the XDP TX ring. (Michael

- bnxt_en: Add ethtool mac loopback self test (reapply).
(Michael Chan)

- bnxt_en: Add support for XDP_TX action. (Michael Chan)
[Orabug: 27988326]

- bnxt_en: Add basic XDP support. (Michael Chan) [Orabug:

- x86/ia32: Restore r8 correctly in 32bit SYSCALL
instruction entry. (Gayatri Vasudevan) [Orabug:

- net: enable RPS on vlan devices (Shannon Nelson)
[Orabug: 28645929]

- xen-blkback: hold write vbd-lock while swapping the vbd
(Ankur Arora)

- xen-blkback: implement swapping of active vbd (Ankur
Arora) [Orabug: 28651655]

- xen-blkback: emit active physical device to xenstore
(Ankur Arora)

- xen-blkback: refactor backend_changed (Ankur Arora)
[Orabug: 28651655]

- xen-blkback: pull out blkif grant features from vbd
(Ankur Arora)

- mm: get rid of vmacache_flush_all entirely (Linus
Torvalds) [Orabug: 28701016] (CVE-2018-17182)

- rds: crash at rds_ib_inc_copy_to_user+104 due to NULL
ptr reference (Venkat Venkatsubra) [Orabug: 28506569]

- IB/core: For multicast functions, verify that LIDs are
multicast LIDs (Michael J. Ruhl) [Orabug: 28700490]


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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 118052

File Name: oraclevm_OVMSA-2018-0266.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Published: 2018/10/11

Modified: 2018/11/29

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/10/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-17182