OracleVM 3.4 : Unbreakable / etc (OVMSA-2019-0038)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 127565

Synopsis

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

Description

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

- x86/speculation: Exclude ATOMs from speculation through SWAPGS (Thomas Gleixner) [Orabug: 29967571] (CVE-2019-1125)

- x86/speculation: Enable Spectre v1 swapgs mitigations (Josh Poimboeuf) [Orabug: 29967571] (CVE-2019-1125)

- x86/speculation: Prepare entry code for Spectre v1 swapgs mitigations (Josh Poimboeuf) [Orabug: 29967571] (CVE-2019-1125)

- mlx4_core: change log_num_[qp,rdmarc] with scale_profile (Mukesh Kacker) [Orabug: 30064080]

- scsi: storvsc: Fix scsi_cmd error assignments in storvsc_handle_error (Cathy Avery) [Orabug: 30052805]

- USB: check usb_get_extra_descriptor for proper size (Mathias Payer) [Orabug: 29755247] (CVE-2018-20169)

- rds: ib: Fix dereference of conn when NULL and cleanup thereof (H&aring kon Bugge) [Orabug: 29924849]

- ext4: zero out the unused memory region in the extent tree block (Sriram Rajagopalan) [Orabug: 29925523] (CVE-2019-11833) (CVE-2019-11833)

- ip_sockglue: Fix missing-check bug in ip_ra_control (Gen Zhang) [Orabug: 29926005] (CVE-2019-12381)

- ipv6_sockglue: Fix a missing-check bug in ip6_ra_control (Gen Zhang) [Orabug: 29926057] (CVE-2019-12378)

- x86/microcode: fix x86_spec_ctrl_mask on late loading.
(Mihai Carabas) [Orabug: 29941248]

- net: rds: fix rds recv memory leak (Zhu Yanjun) [Orabug:
30034815]

Solution

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

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?4a8d3cb3

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 127565

File Name: oraclevm_OVMSA-2019-0038.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Published: 8/12/2019

Updated: 2/18/2020

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 6.1

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

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: 8/8/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/17/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-20169, CVE-2019-1125, CVE-2019-11833, CVE-2019-12378, CVE-2019-12381