Virtuozzo 6 : parallels-server-bm-release / vzkernel / etc (VZA-2019-037)

Type nessus
Reporter This script is Copyright (C) 2019-2020 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
Modified 2020-05-02T00:00:00


According to the versions of the parallels-server-bm-release / vzkernel / etc packages installed, the Virtuozzo installation on the remote host is affected by the following vulnerabilities :

  • A flaw was found in the implementation of the

# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.


if (description)
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2020/01/15");


  script_name(english:"Virtuozzo 6 : parallels-server-bm-release / vzkernel / etc (VZA-2019-037)");
  script_summary(english:"Checks the rpm output for the updated packages.");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"synopsis", value:
"The remote Virtuozzo host is missing multiple security updates.");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"description", value:
"According to the versions of the parallels-server-bm-release /
vzkernel / etc packages installed, the Virtuozzo installation on the
remote host is affected by the following vulnerabilities :

  - A flaw was found in the implementation of the 'fill
    buffer', a mechanism used by modern CPUs when a
    cache-miss is made on L1 CPU cache. If an attacker can
    generate a load operation that would create a page
    fault, the execution will continue speculatively with
    incorrect data from the fill buffer while the data is
    fetched from higher level caches. This response time
    can be measured to infer data in the fill buffer.

  - Modern Intel microprocessors implement hardware-level
    micro-optimizations to improve the performance of
    writing data back to CPU caches. The write operation is
    split into STA (STore Address) and STD (STore Data)
    sub-operations. These sub-operations allow the
    processor to hand-off address generation logic into
    these sub-operations for optimized writes. Both of
    these sub-operations write to a shared distributed
    processor structure called the 'processor store
    buffer'. As a result, an unprivileged attacker could
    use this flaw to read private data resident within the
    CPU's processor store buffer.

  - Microprocessors use a 'load port' subcomponent to
    perform load operations from memory or IO. During a
    load operation, the load port receives data from the
    memory or IO subsystem and then provides the data to
    the CPU registers and operations in the CPU's
    pipelines. Stale load operations results are stored in
    the 'load port' table until overwritten by newer
    operations. Certain load-port operations triggered by
    an attacker can be used to reveal data about previous
    stale requests leaking data back to the attacker via a
    timing side-channel.

  - Uncacheable memory on some microprocessors utilizing
    speculative execution may allow an authenticated user
    to potentially enable information disclosure via a side
    channel with local access.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Virtuozzo security advisory.
Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as
possible without introducing additional issues.");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"solution", value:
"Update the affected parallels-server-bm-release / vzkernel / etc packages.");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cvss_score_source", value:"CVE-2019-11091");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploitability_ease", value:"No known exploits are available");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2019/05/16");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2019/05/17");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:virtuozzo:virtuozzo:parallels-server-bm-release");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:virtuozzo:virtuozzo:vzkernel");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:virtuozzo:virtuozzo:vzkernel-devel");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:virtuozzo:virtuozzo:vzkernel-firmware");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:virtuozzo:virtuozzo:vzmodules");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:virtuozzo:virtuozzo:vzmodules-devel");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:virtuozzo:virtuozzo:6");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"generated_plugin", value:"current");

  script_family(english:"Virtuozzo Local Security Checks");

  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2019-2020 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.");

  script_require_keys("Host/local_checks_enabled", "Host/Virtuozzo/release", "Host/Virtuozzo/rpm-list");



if (!get_kb_item("Host/local_checks_enabled")) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_ENABLED);

release = get_kb_item("Host/Virtuozzo/release");
if (isnull(release) || "Virtuozzo" >!< release) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Virtuozzo");
os_ver = pregmatch(pattern: "Virtuozzo Linux release ([0-9]+\.[0-9])(\D|$)", string:release);
if (isnull(os_ver)) audit(AUDIT_UNKNOWN_APP_VER, "Virtuozzo");
os_ver = os_ver[1];
if (! preg(pattern:"^6([^0-9]|$)", string:os_ver)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Virtuozzo 6.x", "Virtuozzo " + os_ver);

if (!get_kb_item("Host/Virtuozzo/rpm-list")) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_LIST_MISSING);

cpu = get_kb_item("Host/cpu");
if (isnull(cpu)) audit(AUDIT_UNKNOWN_ARCH);
if ("x86_64" >!< cpu && cpu !~ "^i[3-6]86$") audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_IMPLEMENTED, "Virtuozzo", cpu);

flag = 0;

pkgs = ["parallels-server-bm-release-6.0.12-3739",

foreach (pkg in pkgs)
  if (rpm_check(release:"Virtuozzo-6", reference:pkg)) flag++;

if (flag)
    port       : 0,
    severity   : SECURITY_WARNING,
    extra      : rpm_report_get()
  tested = pkg_tests_get();
  if (tested) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_NOT_AFFECTED, tested);
  else audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_NOT_INSTALLED, "parallels-server-bm-release / vzkernel / etc");