Oracle Linux 8 : Unbreakable Enterprise kernel-container (ELSA-2021-9565)

high Nessus Plugin ID 155680

Synopsis

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

The remote Oracle Linux 8 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the ELSA-2021-9565 advisory.

- A flaw was found in the KVM's AMD code for supporting SVM nested virtualization. The flaw occurs when processing the VMCB (virtual machine control block) provided by the L1 guest to spawn/handle a nested guest (L2). Due to improper validation of the int_ctl field, this issue could allow a malicious L1 to enable AVIC support (Advanced Virtual Interrupt Controller) for the L2 guest. As a result, the L2 guest would be allowed to read/write physical pages of the host, resulting in a crash of the entire system, leak of sensitive data or potential guest-to-host escape. This flaw affects Linux kernel versions prior to 5.14-rc7. (CVE-2021-3653)

- kernel: SVM nested virtualization issue in KVM (VMLOAD/VMSAVE) (CVE-2021-3656)

- ccp - fix resource leaks in ccp_run_aes_gcm_cmd() [fedora-all] (CVE-2021-3744)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.

Solution

Update the affected kernel-uek-container and / or kernel-uek-container-debug packages.

See Also

https://linux.oracle.com/errata/ELSA-2021-9565.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 155680

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2021-9565.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/23/2021

Updated: 3/11/2022

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.1

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-3656

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:oracle:linux:8, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-uek-container, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-uek-container-debug

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/23/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/8/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-3653, CVE-2021-3656, CVE-2021-3744