OracleVM 3.4 : Unbreakable / etc (OVMSA-2019-0007) (Spectre)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 122087


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


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

- x86/bugs: Fix the AMD SSBD usage of the SPEC_CTRL MSR
(Tom Lendacky) [Orabug: 28870524] (CVE-2018-3639)

- x86/bugs: Add AMD's SPEC_CTRL MSR usage (Konrad
Rzeszutek Wilk) [Orabug: 28870524] (CVE-2018-3639)

- x86/cpufeatures: rename X86_FEATURE_AMD_SSBD to
X86_FEATURE_LS_CFG_SSBD (Mihai Carabas) [Orabug:
28870524] (CVE-2018-3639)

- Make file credentials available to the seqfile
interfaces (Linus Torvalds) [Orabug: 29114879]

- proc: restrict kernel stack dumps to root (Jann Horn)
[Orabug: 29114879] (CVE-2018-17972)

- x86/speculation: Clean up retpoline code in bugs.c
(Alejandro Jimenez) [Orabug: 29211617]

- x86, modpost: Replace last remnants of RETPOLINE with
CONFIG_RETPOLINE (WANG Chao) [Orabug: 29211617]

- x86/build: Fix compiler support check for
CONFIG_RETPOLINE (Masahiro Yamada) [Orabug: 29211617]

- x86/retpoline: Remove minimal retpoline support
(Zhenzhong Duan) [Orabug: 29211617]

- x86/retpoline: Make CONFIG_RETPOLINE depend on compiler
support (Zhenzhong Duan) [Orabug: 29211617]

- nl80211: check for the required netlink attributes
presence (Vladis Dronov) [Orabug: 29245533]
(CVE-2017-12153) (CVE-2017-12153)

- scsi: lpfc: Fix PT2PT PRLI reject (reapply patch) (James
Smart) [Orabug: 29281346]


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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 122087

File Name: oraclevm_OVMSA-2019-0007.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Published: 2019/02/11

Modified: 2019/02/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.9

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.5

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

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: 2019/02/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/09/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-12153, CVE-2018-17972, CVE-2018-3639