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

medium Nessus Plugin ID 122087
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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 :

- 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] (CVE-2018-17972)

- 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.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 122087

File Name: oraclevm_OVMSA-2019-0007.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Published: 2/11/2019

Updated: 2/12/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-3639


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.2


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.9

Temporal Score: 3.8

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

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


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 5

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

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: 2/8/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/21/2017

Reference Information

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