OracleVM 2.1 : xen (OVMSA-2009-0001)

High Nessus Plugin ID 79451


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


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

- Fix permissions problem with VM.GuestMetrics [bugz 7265]

- Disable ovs-disabled-create-netif-if-vif-type-set-ioemu.patch

- Include proper patch for bugz 7807

- Implement VM.GuestMetrics to communicate info with guest OS [bugz 7265]

- Support long command line [bugz 7264]

- Fix bug in valid_object function in [bugz 7363]

- Update MAC address for HVM guest after live migration [bugz 7978] [bug 7573550]

- Fix problem preventing guest from rebooting after migration [bugz 7807]

- Fix guest hang when migrating HVM guests in parallel [bugz #7816]

- Disable creating backend network device when vif type set ioemu [bugz #7592]

- pull in cs18449 from xen-3.3-stable

- fix invalid reference to XendDomain.VMROOT

- Updates from EL5U2 for (CVE-2008-4405, CVE-2008-4993)

- Fix unsafe use of xenstore data (CVE-2008-4405)

- Remove qemu-dm.debug wrapper script (CVE-2008-4993)

- Fix reboots after CVE-2008-4405 changes

- Fix block-detach regression due to (CVE-2008-4405)

- make coredump-[destroy|restart] work through traditional domU config, back ported from xen unstable cs16989


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 79451

File Name: oraclevm_OVMSA-2009-0001.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/11/26

Modified: 2017/02/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:vm:xen, p-cpe:/a:oracle:vm:xen-64, p-cpe:/a:oracle:vm:xen-debugger, p-cpe:/a:oracle:vm:xen-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:vm:xen-pvhvm-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:vm:xen-tools, cpe:/o:oracle:vm_server:2.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/02/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-4405, CVE-2008-4993

CWE: 59, 264