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

high Nessus Plugin ID 118052
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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 Chan)

- 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.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 118052

File Name: oraclevm_OVMSA-2018-0266.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Published: 10/11/2018

Updated: 9/27/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/10/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/19/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-17182