OracleVM 3.4 : Unbreakable / etc (OVMSA-2018-0273)

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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 :

- hugetlbfs: fix kernel BUG at fs/hugetlbfs/inode.c:447! (Mike Kravetz)

- scsi: libsas: fix memory leak in sas_smp_get_phy_events (Jason Yan) [Orabug: 27927687] (CVE-2018-7757)

- KVM: vmx: shadow more fields that are read/written on every vmexits (Paolo Bonzini) [Orabug: 28581045]

- vhost/scsi: Use common handling code in request queue handler (Bijan Mottahedeh) [Orabug: 28775573]

- vhost/scsi: Extract common handling code from control queue handler (Bijan Mottahedeh) [Orabug: 28775573]

- vhost/scsi: Respond to control queue operations (Bijan Mottahedeh)

- scsi: lpfc: devloss timeout race condition caused null pointer reference (James Smart) [Orabug: 27994179]

- scsi: qla2xxx: Fix race condition between iocb timeout and initialisation (Ben Hutchings) [Orabug: 28013813]

- i40e: Add programming descriptors to cleaned_count (Alexander Duyck)

- i40e: Fix memory leak related filter programming status (Alexander Duyck) [Orabug: 28228724]

- xen-swiotlb: use actually allocated size on check physical continuous (Joe Jin) [Orabug: 28258102]

- Revert 'Revert 'xen-swiotlb: fix the check condition for xen_swiotlb_free_coherent'' (Dongli Zhang) [Orabug:

- net/mlx4_en: fix potential use-after-free with dma_unmap_page (Sarah Newman) [Orabug: 28376051]

- ocfs2: fix ocfs2 read block panic (Junxiao Bi) [Orabug:

- block: fix bdi vs gendisk lifetime mismatch (Dan Williams) [Orabug: 28645416]

- e1000e: Fix link check race condition (Benjamin Poirier) [Orabug: 28716958]

- Revert 'e1000e: Separate signaling for link check/link up' (Benjamin Poirier) [Orabug: 28716958]

- e1000e: Avoid missed interrupts following ICR read (Benjamin Poirier)

- e1000e: Fix queue interrupt re-raising in Other interrupt (Benjamin Poirier) [Orabug: 28716958]

- Partial revert 'e1000e: Avoid receiver overrun interrupt bursts' (Benjamin Poirier) [Orabug: 28716958]

- e1000e: Remove Other from EIAC (Benjamin Poirier) [Orabug: 28716958]

- Fix error code in nfs_lookup_verify_inode (Lance Shelton) [Orabug: 28789030]

- workqueue: Allow modifying low level unbound workqueue cpumask (Lai Jiangshan) [Orabug: 28813166]

- workqueue: Create low-level unbound workqueues cpumask (Frederic Weisbecker) [Orabug: 28813166]

- scsi: sg: mitigate read/write abuse (Jann Horn) [Orabug:
28824718] (CVE-2017-13168)

- Revert 'rds: RDS (tcp) hangs on sendto to unresponding address' (Brian Maly) [Orabug: 28837953]

- x86/speculation: Retpoline should always be available on Skylake (Alexandre Chartre) [Orabug: 28801831]

- x86/speculation: Add sysfs entry to enable/disable retpoline (Alexandre Chartre) [Orabug: 28607548]

- x86/speculation: Switch to IBRS when loading a non-retpoline module (Alexandre Chartre) [Orabug:

- x86/speculation: Remove unnecessary retpoline alternatives (Alexandre Chartre) [Orabug: 28607548]

- x86/speculation: Use static key to enable/disable retpoline (Alexandre Chartre) [Orabug: 28607548]

- locking/static_keys: Provide DECLARE and well as DEFINE macros (Tony Luck) [Orabug: 28607548]

- jump_label: remove bug.h, atomic.h dependencies for HAVE_JUMP_LABEL (Jason Baron) [Orabug: 28607548]

- locking/static_key: Fix concurrent static_key_slow_inc (Paolo Bonzini) [Orabug: 28607548]

- jump_label: make static_key_enabled work on static_key_true/false types too (Tejun Heo) [Orabug:

- locking/static_keys: Fix up the static keys documentation (Jonathan Corbet) [Orabug: 28607548]

- locking/static_keys: Fix a silly typo (Jonathan Corbet) [Orabug: 28607548]

- jump label, locking/static_keys: Update docs (Jason Baron) [Orabug: 28607548]

- x86/asm: Add asm macros for static keys/jump labels (Andy Lutomirski)

- x86/asm: Error out if asm/jump_label.h is included inappropriately (Andy Lutomirski) [Orabug: 28607548]

- jump_label/x86: Work around asm build bug on older/backported GCCs (Peter Zijlstra) [Orabug:

- locking/static_keys: Add a new static_key interface (Peter Zijlstra)

- locking/static_keys: Rework update logic (Peter Zijlstra) [Orabug: 28607548]

- jump_label: Add jump_entry_key helper (Peter Zijlstra) [Orabug: 28607548]

- jump_label, locking/static_keys: Rename JUMP_LABEL_TYPE_* and related helpers to the static_key* pattern (Peter Zijlstra) [Orabug: 28607548]

- jump_label: Rename JUMP_LABEL_[EN,DIS]ABLE to JUMP_LABEL_[JMP,NOP] (Peter Zijlstra) [Orabug: 28607548]

- module, jump_label: Fix module locking (Peter Zijlstra) [Orabug: 28607548]

- x86/speculation: Protect against userspace-userspace spectreRSB (Jiri Kosina) [Orabug: 28631590] (CVE-2018-15572)

- x86/spectre_v2: Remove remaining references to lfence mitigation (Alejandro Jimenez) [Orabug: 28631590] (CVE-2018-15572)

- Revert 'md: allow a partially recovered device to be hot-added to an array.' (NeilBrown) [Orabug: 28702623]

- x86/bugs: ssbd_ibrs_selected called prematurely (Daniel Jordan)

- net/mlx4_core: print firmware version during driver loading (Qing Huang) [Orabug: 28809377]

- mm: numa: Do not trap faults on shared data section pages. (Henry Willard) [Orabug: 28814880]

- hugetlbfs: dirty pages as they are added to pagecache (Mike Kravetz)

- rds: RDS (tcp) hangs on sendto to unresponding address (Ka-Cheong Poon) [Orabug: 28762608]

- nfs: fix a deadlock in nfs client initialization (Scott Mayhew)

- infiniband: fix a possible use-after-free bug (Cong Wang) [Orabug: 28774517] (CVE-2018-14734)


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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 119010

File Name: oraclevm_OVMSA-2018-0273.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Published: 11/16/2018

Updated: 4/8/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.1

Temporal Score: 4.5

Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/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: 11/15/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/6/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-13168, CVE-2018-14734, CVE-2018-15572, CVE-2018-7757