OracleVM 2.1 : kernel (OVMSA-2009-0017)

high Nessus Plugin ID 79461


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-2009-1895 The personality subsystem in the Linux kernel before 2.6.31-rc3 has a PER_CLEAR_ON_SETID setting that does not clear the ADDR_COMPAT_LAYOUT and MMAP_PAGE_ZERO flags when executing a setuid or setgid program, which makes it easier for local users to leverage the details of memory usage to (1) conduct NULL pointer dereference attacks, (2) bypass the mmap_min_addr protection mechanism, or (3) defeat address space layout randomization (ASLR).

CVE-2007-5966 Integer overflow in the hrtimer_start function in kernel/hrtimer.c in the Linux kernel before allows local users to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (panic) via a large relative timeout value. NOTE: some of these details are obtained from third party information.

CVE-2009-1389 Buffer overflow in the RTL8169 NIC driver (drivers/net/r8169.c) in the Linux kernel before 2.6.30 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (kernel memory corruption and crash) via a long packet.

- [misc] personality handling: fix PER_CLEAR_ON_SETID (Vitaly Mayatskikh) [511173 508842] (CVE-2009-1895)

- [misc] hrtimer: fix a soft lockup (Amerigo Wang) [418061 418071] (CVE-2007-5966)

- [net] r8169: fix crash when large packets are received (Ivan Vecera) [504731 504732] (CVE-2009-1389)


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 79461

File Name: oraclevm_OVMSA-2009-0017.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Published: 11/26/2014

Updated: 1/14/2021

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: 8/14/2009

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/19/2007

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5966, CVE-2009-1389, CVE-2009-1895

BID: 26880, 35281, 35647

CWE: 16, 119, 189