OracleVM 2.1 : kernel (OVMSA-2009-0014)

high Nessus Plugin ID 79460
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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 :

CVE-2009-1192 The (1) agp_generic_alloc_page and (2) agp_generic_alloc_pages functions in drivers/char/agp/generic.c in the agp subsystem in the Linux kernel before 2.6.30-rc3 do not zero out pages that may later be available to a user-space process, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information by reading these pages.

CVE-2009-1072 nfsd in the Linux kernel before does not drop the CAP_MKNOD capability before handling a user request in a thread, which allows local users to create device nodes, as demonstrated on a filesystem that has been exported with the root_squash option.

CVE-2009-1758 The hypervisor_callback function in Xen, possibly before 3.4.0, as applied to the Linux kernel 2.6.30-rc4, 2.6.18, and probably other versions allows guest user applications to cause a denial of service (kernel oops) of the guest OS by triggering a segmentation fault in 'certain address ranges.'

CVE-2009-1439 Buffer overflow in fs/cifs/connect.c in CIFS in the Linux kernel 2.6.29 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a long nativeFileSystem field in a Tree Connect response to an SMB mount request.

CVE-2009-1633 Multiple buffer overflows in the cifs subsystem in the Linux kernel before allow remote CIFS servers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption) and possibly have unspecified other impact via (1) a malformed Unicode string, related to Unicode string area alignment in fs/cifs/sess.c or (2) long Unicode characters, related to fs/cifs/cifssmb.c and the cifs_readdir function in fs/cifs/readdir.c.

CVE-2009-1630 The nfs_permission function in fs/nfs/dir.c in the NFS client implementation in the Linux kernel and earlier, when atomic_open is available, does not check execute (aka EXEC or MAY_EXEC) permission bits, which allows local users to bypass permissions and execute files, as demonstrated by files on an NFSv4 fileserver.

- [agp] zero pages before sending to userspace (Jiri Olsa) [497025 497026] (CVE-2009-1192)

- [misc] add some long-missing capabilities to CAP_FS_MASK (Eric Paris) [499075 497271 499076 497272] (CVE-2009-1072)

- [x86] xen: fix local denial of service (Chris Lalancette) [500950 500951] (CVE-2009-1758)

- [fs] cifs: unicode alignment and buffer sizing problems (Jeff Layton) [494279 494280] (CVE-2009-1439)

- [fs] cifs: buffer overruns when converting strings (Jeff Layton) [496576 496577] (CVE-2009-1633)

- [fs] cifs: fix error handling in parse_DFS_referrals (Jeff Layton) [496576 496577] (CVE-2009-1633)

- [fs] cifs: fix pointer and checks in cifs_follow_symlink (Jeff Layton) [496576 496577] (CVE-2009-1633)

- [nfs] v4: client handling of MAY_EXEC in nfs_permission (Peter Staubach) [500301 500302] (CVE-2009-1630)

- backport cifs support from OEL5U3


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 79460

File Name: oraclevm_OVMSA-2009-0014.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Published: 11/26/2014

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC: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/release, Host/OracleVM/rpm-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/6/2009

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/24/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1072, CVE-2009-1192, CVE-2009-1439, CVE-2009-1630, CVE-2009-1633, CVE-2009-1758

BID: 34205, 34453, 34612, 34673, 34934, 34957

CWE: 16, 119, 264, 399