Virtuozzo 6 : parallels-server-bm-release / vzkernel / etc (VZA-2019-037)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 125254

Synopsis

The remote Virtuozzo host is missing multiple security updates.

Description

According to the versions of the parallels-server-bm-release / vzkernel / etc packages installed, the Virtuozzo installation on the remote host is affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- A flaw was found in the implementation of the 'fill buffer', a mechanism used by modern CPUs when a cache-miss is made on L1 CPU cache. If an attacker can generate a load operation that would create a page fault, the execution will continue speculatively with incorrect data from the fill buffer while the data is fetched from higher level caches. This response time can be measured to infer data in the fill buffer.

- Modern Intel microprocessors implement hardware-level micro-optimizations to improve the performance of writing data back to CPU caches. The write operation is split into STA (STore Address) and STD (STore Data) sub-operations. These sub-operations allow the processor to hand-off address generation logic into these sub-operations for optimized writes. Both of these sub-operations write to a shared distributed processor structure called the 'processor store buffer'. As a result, an unprivileged attacker could use this flaw to read private data resident within the CPU's processor store buffer.

- Microprocessors use a 'load port' subcomponent to perform load operations from memory or IO. During a load operation, the load port receives data from the memory or IO subsystem and then provides the data to the CPU registers and operations in the CPU's pipelines. Stale load operations results are stored in the 'load port' table until overwritten by newer operations. Certain load-port operations triggered by an attacker can be used to reveal data about previous stale requests leaking data back to the attacker via a timing side-channel.

- Uncacheable memory on some microprocessors utilizing speculative execution may allow an authenticated user to potentially enable information disclosure via a side channel with local access.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Virtuozzo security advisory.
Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Update the affected parallels-server-bm-release / vzkernel / etc packages.

See Also

https://virtuozzosupport.force.com/s/article/VZA-2019-037

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2019:1169

https://access.redhat.com/security/vulnerabilities/mds

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 125254

File Name: Virtuozzo_VZA-2019-037.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Published: 2019/05/17

Updated: 2020/01/15

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-11091

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.7

Temporal Score: 3.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.6

Temporal Score: 4.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:virtuozzo:virtuozzo:parallels-server-bm-release, p-cpe:/a:virtuozzo:virtuozzo:vzkernel, p-cpe:/a:virtuozzo:virtuozzo:vzkernel-devel, p-cpe:/a:virtuozzo:virtuozzo:vzkernel-firmware, p-cpe:/a:virtuozzo:virtuozzo:vzmodules, p-cpe:/a:virtuozzo:virtuozzo:vzmodules-devel, cpe:/o:virtuozzo:virtuozzo:6

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Virtuozzo/release, Host/Virtuozzo/rpm-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2019/05/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-12126, CVE-2018-12127, CVE-2018-12130, CVE-2019-11091