OracleVM 3.4 : Unbreakable / etc (OVMSA-2019-0035) (Spectre)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 126670


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


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

- scsi: libfc: Fixup disc_mutex handling in fcoe module (Hannes Reinecke) [Orabug: 29511036]

- scsi: libfc: sanitize E_D_TOV and R_A_TOV setting in fcp (Hannes Reinecke) [Orabug: 29511036]

- sysctl: Fix kabi breakage (Shuning Zhang) [Orabug:

- proc: Fix proc_sys_prune_dcache to hold a sb reference (Eric W. Biederman) [Orabug: 29689925]

- proc/sysctl: Don't grab i_lock under sysctl_lock. (Eric W. Biederman) [Orabug: 29689925]

- proc/sysctl: prune stale dentries during unregistering (Konstantin Khlebnikov) [Orabug: 29689925]

- scsi: smartpqi: correct lun reset issues (Kevin Barnett) [Orabug: 29848621]

- fork: record start_time late (David Herrmann) [Orabug:
29850581] (CVE-2019-6133)

- mm: avoid taking zone lock in pagetypeinfo_showmixed (Vinayak Menon) [Orabug: 29905302]

- x86/retpoline/ia32entry: Convert to non-speculative calls (Ankur Arora) [Orabug: 29909295] (CVE-2017-5715)

- tun: call dev_get_valid_name before register_netdevice (Cong Wang) [Orabug: 29925555] (CVE-2018-7191)

- mm/madvise.c: fix madvise infinite loop under special circumstances (chenjie) [Orabug: 29925610] (CVE-2017-18208)


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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 126670

File Name: oraclevm_OVMSA-2019-0035.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Published: 7/15/2019

Updated: 4/16/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.4

Temporal Score: 3.8

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-6133


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.7

Temporal Score: 6.4

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

Temporal Vector: E:H/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: 7/11/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/4/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-18208, CVE-2017-5715, CVE-2018-7191, CVE-2019-6133