OracleVM 3.1 : xen (OVMSA-2012-0021)

high Nessus Plugin ID 79477
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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: 1.10

Type: local

Published: 11/26/2014

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.8

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

Temporal Vector: 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: 6/13/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/18/2006

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