OracleVM 3.1 : xen (OVMSA-2012-0021)

High Nessus Plugin ID 79477

Synopsis

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

Description

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

- x86-64: detect processors subject to AMD erratum #121 and refuse to boot(CVE-2006-0744)

- guest denial of service on syscall/sysenter exception generation (CVE-2012-0217),(CVE-2012-0218)

- Remove unnecessary balloon retries on vm create. This is a backport from fix for bug 14143327.

Solution

Update the affected xen / xen-devel / xen-tools packages.

See Also

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/oraclevm-errata/2012-June/000082.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 79477

File Name: oraclevm_OVMSA-2012-0021.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Published: 2014/11/26

Updated: 2019/09/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:vm:xen, p-cpe:/a:oracle:vm:xen-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:vm:xen-tools, cpe:/o:oracle:vm_server:3.1

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/06/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/04/18

Exploitable With

CANVAS (CANVAS)

Core Impact

Metasploit (FreeBSD Intel SYSRET Privilege Escalation)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-0744, CVE-2012-0217, CVE-2012-0218

BID: 53856, 53955

CWE: 20