OracleVM 3.4 : xen (OVMSA-2019-0054)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 131150
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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 :

- BUILDINFO: OVMF commit=173bf5c847e3ca8b42c11796ce048d8e2e916ff8

- BUILDINFO: xen commit=a3ec6768f487946b7316364bc9bd17ce4d752af5

- BUILDINFO: QEMU upstream commit=8bff6989bd0bafcc0ddf859c23ce6a2ff21a80ff

- BUILDINFO: QEMU traditional commit=346fdd7edd73f8287d0d0a2bab9c67b71bc6b8ba

- BUILDINFO: IPXE commit=9a93db3f0947484e30e753bbd61a10b17336e20e

- BUILDINFO: SeaBIOS commit=7d9cbe613694924921ed1a6f8947d711c5832eee

- x86/vtx ept-shatter ... (Andrew Cooper) [Orabug:
30522238] (CVE-2018-12207)

- x86: rename public functions in p2m-pt.c (Mukesh Rathor) [Orabug: 30522238]

- Rename 'set_p2m_entry' to 'p2m_set_entry' (Mukesh Rathor) [Orabug: 30522238]

- x86/mm: add information about faulted page's presence to npfec structure (Boris Ostrovsky) [Orabug: 30522238]

- relocate struct npfec definition into common (Tamas K Lengyel)

- EPT: utilize GLA->GPA translation known for certain faults (Jan Beulich) [Orabug: 30522238]

- x86/mem_event: deliver gla fault EPT violation information (Tamas K Lengyel) [Orabug: 30522238]

- x86: consolidate boolean inputs in hvm and p2m into a shared bitmap (Tamas K Lengyel) [Orabug: 30522238]


Update the affected xen / xen-tools packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 131150

File Name: oraclevm_OVMSA-2019-0054.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Published: 11/20/2019

Updated: 12/9/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.9

Temporal Score: 3.6

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

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


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:vm:xen, p-cpe:/a:oracle:vm:xen-tools, 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: 11/18/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/14/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-12207