OracleVM 3.4 : Unbreakable / etc (OVMSA-2020-0051)

high Nessus Plugin ID 142943
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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 :

- powercap: restrict energy meter to root access (Kanth Ghatraju) [Orabug: 32137965] (CVE-2020-8694) (CVE-2020-8695)

- Revert 'x86/efi: Initialize and display UEFI secure boot state a bit later during init' (Eric Snowberg) [Orabug:

- xfs: fix xfs_inode use after free (Wengang Wang) [Orabug: 31932452]

- SUNRPC: ECONNREFUSED should cause a rebind. (NeilBrown) [Orabug: 32070175]

- netfilter: nfnetlink: correctly validate length of batch messages (Phil Turnbull) [Orabug: 30658635] (CVE-2016-7917)

- xc2028: Fix use-after-free bug properly (Takashi Iwai) [Orabug: 30658659] (CVE-2016-7913)

- [media] xc2028: avoid use after free (Mauro Carvalho Chehab) [Orabug: 30658659] (CVE-2016-7913)

- uek-rpm: Create initramfs at postinstall stage also.
(Somasundaram Krishnasamy) [Orabug: 30821411]

- hdlc_ppp: add range checks in ppp_cp_parse_cr (Dan Carpenter) [Orabug: 31989190] (CVE-2020-25643)

- tracing: Reverse the order of trace_types_lock and event_mutex (Alan Maguire) [Orabug: 32002706]

- ocfs2/dlm: move lock to the tail of grant queue while doing in-place convert (xuejiufei) [Orabug: 32071234]


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 142943

File Name: oraclevm_OVMSA-2020-0051.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Published: 11/17/2020

Updated: 11/25/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-7913


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

Temporal Vector: 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: 11/16/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/16/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-7913, CVE-2016-7917, CVE-2020-25643, CVE-2020-8694, CVE-2020-8695