OracleVM 2.1 : kernel (OVMSA-2009-0009)

high Nessus Plugin ID 79456


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


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

CVE-2008-4307 Race condition in the do_setlk function in fs/nfs/file.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.26 allows local users to cause a denial of service (crash) via vectors resulting in an interrupted RPC call that leads to a stray FL_POSIX lock, related to improper handling of a race between fcntl and close in the EINTR case.

CVE-2009-1337 The exit_notify function in kernel/exit.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.30-rc1 does not restrict exit signals when the CAP_KILL capability is held, which allows local users to send an arbitrary signal to a process by running a program that modifies the exit_signal field and then uses an exec system call to launch a setuid application.

CVE-2009-0834 The audit_syscall_entry function in the Linux kernel and earlier on the x86_64 platform does not properly handle (1) a 32-bit process making a 64-bit syscall or (2) a 64-bit process making a 32-bit syscall, which allows local users to bypass certain syscall audit configurations via crafted syscalls, a related issue to CVE-2009-0342 and CVE-2009-0343.

CVE-2009-1336 fs/nfs/client.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.23 does not properly initialize a certain structure member that stores the maximum NFS filename length, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (OOPS) via a long filename, related to the encode_lookup function.

- CVE-2008-4307 -[nfs] remove bogus lock-if-signalled case (Bryn M. Reeves) [456287 456288]

- CVE-2009-1337 - [misc] exit_notify: kill the wrong capable check

- CVE-2009-0834 - [ptrace] audit_syscall_entry to use right syscall number (Jiri Pirko) [488001 488002]

- CVE-2009-1336 - [nfs] v4: client crash on file lookup with long names (Sachin S. Prabhu) [494078 493942]


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 79456

File Name: oraclevm_OVMSA-2009-0009.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Published: 11/26/2014

Updated: 1/14/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:vm:kernel-boot, p-cpe:/a:oracle:vm:kernel-boot-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:vm:kernel-kdump, p-cpe:/a:oracle:vm:kernel-kdump-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:vm:kernel-ovs, p-cpe:/a:oracle:vm:kernel-ovs-devel, cpe:/o:oracle:vm_server:2.1

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/18/2009

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/13/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-4307, CVE-2009-0342, CVE-2009-0343, CVE-2009-0834, CVE-2009-1336, CVE-2009-1337

BID: 33417, 33951, 34405

CWE: 20, 264, 362