OracleVM 3.4 : Unbreakable / etc (OVMSA-2019-0009)

high Nessus Plugin ID 122837


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


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

- NFS: commit direct writes even if they fail partially (J. Bruce Fields) [Orabug: 28212440]

- rds: update correct congestion map for loopback transport (Mukesh Kacker) [Orabug: 29175685]

- ext4: only look at the bg_flags field if it is valid (Theodore Ts'o) [Orabug: 29316684] (CVE-2018-10876) (CVE-2018-10876)

- uek-rpm: Add kernel-uek version to kernel-ueknano provides (Somasundaram Krishnasamy) [Orabug: 29357643]

- net: Set sk_prot_creator when cloning sockets to the right proto (Christoph Paasch) [Orabug: 29422739] (CVE-2018-9568)

- ext4: always check block group bounds in ext4_init_block_bitmap (Theodore Ts'o) [Orabug:
29428607] (CVE-2018-10878)

- ext4: make sure bitmaps and the inode table don't overlap with bg descriptors (Theodore Ts'o) [Orabug:
29428607] (CVE-2018-10878)

- vfs: Add sb_rdonly(sb) to query the MS_RDONLY flag on s_flags (David Howells) [Orabug: 29428607] (CVE-2018-10878)

- iscsi: Capture iscsi debug messages using tracepoints (Fred Herard) [Orabug: 29429855]

- KEYS: add missing permission check for request_key destination (Eric Biggers) [Orabug: 29304551] (CVE-2017-17807)

- KEYS: Don't permit request_key to construct a new keyring (David Howells) [Orabug: 29304551] (CVE-2017-17807)

- mlx4_ib: Distribute completion vectors when zero is supplied (H&aring kon Bugge) [Orabug: 29318191]

- bnxt_en: Fix TX timeout during netpoll. (Michael Chan) [Orabug: 29357977]

- bnxt_en: Fix for system hang if request_irq fails (Vikas Gupta) [Orabug: 29357977]

- bnxt_en: Fix firmware message delay loop regression.
(Michael Chan) [Orabug: 29357977]

- bnxt_en: reduce timeout on initial HWRM calls (Andy Gospodarek) [Orabug: 29357977]

- bnxt_en: Fix NULL pointer dereference at bnxt_free_irq.
(Michael Chan) [Orabug: 29357977]

- bnxt_en: Check valid VNIC ID in bnxt_hwrm_vnic_set_tpa.
(Michael Chan) [Orabug: 29357977]

- bnxt_en: Do not modify max IRQ count after RDMA driver requests/frees IRQs. (Michael Chan) [Orabug: 29357977]

- mm: cleancache: fix corruption on missed inode invalidation (Pavel Tikhomirov) [Orabug: 29364670] (CVE-2018-16862)

- l2tp: fix reading optional fields of L2TPv3 (Jacob Wen) [Orabug: 29368048]

- net/packet: fix a race in packet_bind and packet_notifier (Eric Dumazet) [Orabug: 29385593] (CVE-2018-18559)

- ext4: verify the depth of extent tree in ext4_find_extent (Theodore Ts'o) [Orabug: 29396712] (CVE-2018-10877) (CVE-2018-10877)

- blk-mq: Do not invoke .queue_rq for a stopped queue (Bart Van Assche) [Orabug: 28766011]

- uek-rpm: use multi-threaded xz compression for rpms (Alexander Burmashev) [Orabug: 29323635]

- uek-rpm: optimize find-requires usage (Alexander Burmashev) [Orabug: 29323635]

- backport parallel files procession (Alexander Burmashev) [Orabug: 29323635]

- KVM: SVM: Add MSR-based feature support for serializing LFENCE (Tom Lendacky) [Orabug: 29335274]

- Enable RANDOMIZE_BASE (John Haxby) [Orabug: 29305587]

- slub: make ->cpu_partial unsigned (Alexey Dobriyan) [Orabug: 28620592]

- dtrace: support kernels built with RANDOMIZE_BASE (Kris Van Hees) [Orabug: 29204005]


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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 122837

File Name: oraclevm_OVMSA-2019-0009.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Published: 3/14/2019

Updated: 5/24/2022

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-9568


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/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: 3/13/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/20/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-17807, CVE-2018-10876, CVE-2018-10877, CVE-2018-10878, CVE-2018-16862, CVE-2018-18559, CVE-2018-9568