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Amazon Linux 2 : kernel (ALASKERNEL-5.10-2022-019)

2022-08-2300:00:00
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The version of kernel installed on the remote host is prior to 5.10.135-122.509. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the ALAS2KERNEL-5.10-2022-019 advisory.

  • Aliases in the branch predictor may cause some AMD processors to predict the wrong branch type potentially leading to information disclosure. (CVE-2022-23825)

  • Non-transparent sharing of return predictor targets between contexts in some Intel® Processors may allow an authorized user to potentially enable information disclosure via local access. (CVE-2022-26373)

  • Mis-trained branch predictions for return instructions may allow arbitrary speculative code execution under certain microarchitecture-dependent conditions. (CVE-2022-29900)

  • Intel microprocessor generations 6 to 8 are affected by a new Spectre variant that is able to bypass their retpoline mitigation in the kernel to leak arbitrary data. An attacker with unprivileged user access can hijack return instructions to achieve arbitrary speculative code execution under certain microarchitecture-dependent conditions. (CVE-2022-29901)

  • The Linux kernel before 5.18.13 lacks a certain clear operation for the block starting symbol (.bss). This allows Xen PV guest OS users to cause a denial of service or gain privileges. (CVE-2022-36123)

  • An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel through 5.18.14. xfrm_expand_policies in net/xfrm/xfrm_policy.c can cause a refcount to be dropped twice. (CVE-2022-36879)

  • nfqnl_mangle in net/netfilter/nfnetlink_queue.c in the Linux kernel through 5.18.14 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (panic) because, in the case of an nf_queue verdict with a one-byte nfta_payload attribute, an skb_pull can encounter a negative skb->len. (CVE-2022-36946)

  • A bug in the IMA subsystem was discovered which would incorrectly allow kexec to be used when kernel lockdown was enabled (CVE-2022-21505) (CVE-2022-21505, CVE-2022-28693)

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application’s self-reported version number.

#%NASL_MIN_LEVEL 80900
##
# (C) Tenable, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were
# extracted from Amazon Linux 2 Security Advisory ALASKERNEL-5.10-2022-019.
##

include('compat.inc');

if (description)
{
  script_id(164359);
  script_version("1.6");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_modification_date", value:"2024/01/16");

  script_cve_id(
    "CVE-2022-1462",
    "CVE-2022-21505",
    "CVE-2022-23825",
    "CVE-2022-26373",
    "CVE-2022-28693",
    "CVE-2022-29900",
    "CVE-2022-29901",
    "CVE-2022-36123",
    "CVE-2022-36879",
    "CVE-2022-36946",
    "CVE-2023-2177"
  );
  script_xref(name:"CEA-ID", value:"CEA-2022-0026");

  script_name(english:"Amazon Linux 2 : kernel (ALASKERNEL-5.10-2022-019)");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"synopsis", value:
"The remote Amazon Linux 2 host is missing a security update.");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"description", value:
"The version of kernel installed on the remote host is prior to 5.10.135-122.509. It is, therefore, affected by multiple
vulnerabilities as referenced in the ALAS2KERNEL-5.10-2022-019 advisory.

  - Aliases in the branch predictor may cause some AMD processors to predict the wrong branch type potentially
    leading to information disclosure. (CVE-2022-23825)

  - Non-transparent sharing of return predictor targets between contexts in some Intel(R) Processors may allow
    an authorized user to potentially enable information disclosure via local access. (CVE-2022-26373)

  - Mis-trained branch predictions for return instructions may allow arbitrary speculative code execution
    under certain microarchitecture-dependent conditions. (CVE-2022-29900)

  - Intel microprocessor generations 6 to 8 are affected by a new Spectre variant that is able to bypass their
    retpoline mitigation in the kernel to leak arbitrary data. An attacker with unprivileged user access can
    hijack return instructions to achieve arbitrary speculative code execution under certain
    microarchitecture-dependent conditions. (CVE-2022-29901)

  - The Linux kernel before 5.18.13 lacks a certain clear operation for the block starting symbol (.bss). This
    allows Xen PV guest OS users to cause a denial of service or gain privileges. (CVE-2022-36123)

  - An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel through 5.18.14. xfrm_expand_policies in
    net/xfrm/xfrm_policy.c can cause a refcount to be dropped twice. (CVE-2022-36879)

  - nfqnl_mangle in net/netfilter/nfnetlink_queue.c in the Linux kernel through 5.18.14 allows remote
    attackers to cause a denial of service (panic) because, in the case of an nf_queue verdict with a one-byte
    nfta_payload attribute, an skb_pull can encounter a negative skb->len. (CVE-2022-36946)

  - A bug in the IMA subsystem was discovered which would incorrectly allow kexec to be used when kernel
    lockdown was enabled (CVE-2022-21505) (CVE-2022-21505, CVE-2022-28693)

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version
number.");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"https://alas.aws.amazon.com/AL2/ALASKERNEL-5.10-2022-019.html");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"https://alas.aws.amazon.com/faqs.html");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"https://alas.aws.amazon.com/cve/html/CVE-2022-1462.html");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"https://alas.aws.amazon.com/cve/html/CVE-2022-21505.html");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"https://alas.aws.amazon.com/cve/html/CVE-2022-23825.html");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"https://alas.aws.amazon.com/cve/html/CVE-2022-26373.html");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"https://alas.aws.amazon.com/cve/html/CVE-2022-28693.html");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"https://alas.aws.amazon.com/cve/html/CVE-2022-29900.html");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"https://alas.aws.amazon.com/cve/html/CVE-2022-29901.html");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"https://alas.aws.amazon.com/cve/html/CVE-2022-36123.html");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"https://alas.aws.amazon.com/cve/html/CVE-2022-36879.html");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"https://alas.aws.amazon.com/cve/html/CVE-2022-36946.html");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"https://alas.aws.amazon.com/cve/html/CVE-2023-2177.html");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"solution", value:
"Run 'yum update kernel' to update your system.");
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:P");
  script_set_cvss_temporal_vector("CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C");
  script_set_cvss3_base_vector("CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H");
  script_set_cvss3_temporal_vector("CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:C");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cvss_score_source", value:"CVE-2022-1462");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cvss3_score_source", value:"CVE-2022-36123");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploitability_ease", value:"Exploits are available");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_available", value:"true");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2022/07/12");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2022/08/15");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2022/08/23");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:bpftool");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:bpftool-debuginfo");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-debuginfo");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-debuginfo-common-aarch64");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-debuginfo-common-x86_64");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-devel");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-headers");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-livepatch-5.10.135-122.509");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-tools");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-tools-debuginfo");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-tools-devel");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:perf");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:perf-debuginfo");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python-perf");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python-perf-debuginfo");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:amazon:linux:2");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"generated_plugin", value:"former");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_family(english:"Amazon Linux Local Security Checks");

  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2022-2024 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.");

  script_dependencies("ssh_get_info.nasl", "kpatch.nasl");
  script_require_keys("Host/local_checks_enabled", "Host/AmazonLinux/release", "Host/AmazonLinux/rpm-list");

  exit(0);
}

include("rpm.inc");
include("hotfixes.inc");

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

var alas_release = get_kb_item("Host/AmazonLinux/release");
if (isnull(alas_release) || !strlen(alas_release)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Amazon Linux");
var os_ver = pregmatch(pattern: "^AL(A|\d+|-\d+)", string:alas_release);
if (isnull(os_ver)) audit(AUDIT_UNKNOWN_APP_VER, "Amazon Linux");
os_ver = os_ver[1];
if (os_ver != "2")
{
  if (os_ver == 'A') os_ver = 'AMI';
  audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Amazon Linux 2", "Amazon Linux " + os_ver);
}

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

if (get_one_kb_item("Host/kpatch/kernel-cves"))
{
  set_hotfix_type("kpatch");
  var cve_list = make_list("CVE-2022-1462", "CVE-2022-21505", "CVE-2022-23816", "CVE-2022-23825", "CVE-2022-26373", "CVE-2022-28693", "CVE-2022-29900", "CVE-2022-29901", "CVE-2022-36123", "CVE-2022-36879", "CVE-2022-36946", "CVE-2023-2177");
  if (hotfix_cves_check(cve_list))
  {
    audit(AUDIT_PATCH_INSTALLED, "kpatch hotfix for ALASKERNEL-5.10-2022-019");
  }
  else
  {
    __rpm_report = hotfix_reporting_text();
  }
}
var pkgs = [
    {'reference':'bpftool-5.10.135-122.509.amzn2', 'cpu':'aarch64', 'release':'AL2', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-5.10'},
    {'reference':'bpftool-5.10.135-122.509.amzn2', 'cpu':'x86_64', 'release':'AL2', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-5.10'},
    {'reference':'bpftool-debuginfo-5.10.135-122.509.amzn2', 'cpu':'aarch64', 'release':'AL2', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-5.10'},
    {'reference':'bpftool-debuginfo-5.10.135-122.509.amzn2', 'cpu':'x86_64', 'release':'AL2', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-5.10'},
    {'reference':'kernel-5.10.135-122.509.amzn2', 'cpu':'aarch64', 'release':'AL2', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-5.10'},
    {'reference':'kernel-5.10.135-122.509.amzn2', 'cpu':'x86_64', 'release':'AL2', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-5.10'},
    {'reference':'kernel-debuginfo-5.10.135-122.509.amzn2', 'cpu':'aarch64', 'release':'AL2', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-5.10'},
    {'reference':'kernel-debuginfo-5.10.135-122.509.amzn2', 'cpu':'x86_64', 'release':'AL2', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-5.10'},
    {'reference':'kernel-debuginfo-common-aarch64-5.10.135-122.509.amzn2', 'cpu':'aarch64', 'release':'AL2', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-5.10'},
    {'reference':'kernel-debuginfo-common-x86_64-5.10.135-122.509.amzn2', 'cpu':'x86_64', 'release':'AL2', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-5.10'},
    {'reference':'kernel-devel-5.10.135-122.509.amzn2', 'cpu':'aarch64', 'release':'AL2', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-5.10'},
    {'reference':'kernel-devel-5.10.135-122.509.amzn2', 'cpu':'x86_64', 'release':'AL2', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-5.10'},
    {'reference':'kernel-headers-5.10.135-122.509.amzn2', 'cpu':'aarch64', 'release':'AL2', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-5.10'},
    {'reference':'kernel-headers-5.10.135-122.509.amzn2', 'cpu':'i686', 'release':'AL2', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-5.10'},
    {'reference':'kernel-headers-5.10.135-122.509.amzn2', 'cpu':'x86_64', 'release':'AL2', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-5.10'},
    {'reference':'kernel-livepatch-5.10.135-122.509-1.0-0.amzn2', 'cpu':'aarch64', 'release':'AL2', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-5.10'},
    {'reference':'kernel-livepatch-5.10.135-122.509-1.0-0.amzn2', 'cpu':'x86_64', 'release':'AL2', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-5.10'},
    {'reference':'kernel-tools-5.10.135-122.509.amzn2', 'cpu':'aarch64', 'release':'AL2', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-5.10'},
    {'reference':'kernel-tools-5.10.135-122.509.amzn2', 'cpu':'x86_64', 'release':'AL2', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-5.10'},
    {'reference':'kernel-tools-debuginfo-5.10.135-122.509.amzn2', 'cpu':'aarch64', 'release':'AL2', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-5.10'},
    {'reference':'kernel-tools-debuginfo-5.10.135-122.509.amzn2', 'cpu':'x86_64', 'release':'AL2', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-5.10'},
    {'reference':'kernel-tools-devel-5.10.135-122.509.amzn2', 'cpu':'aarch64', 'release':'AL2', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-5.10'},
    {'reference':'kernel-tools-devel-5.10.135-122.509.amzn2', 'cpu':'x86_64', 'release':'AL2', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-5.10'},
    {'reference':'perf-5.10.135-122.509.amzn2', 'cpu':'aarch64', 'release':'AL2', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-5.10'},
    {'reference':'perf-5.10.135-122.509.amzn2', 'cpu':'x86_64', 'release':'AL2', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-5.10'},
    {'reference':'perf-debuginfo-5.10.135-122.509.amzn2', 'cpu':'aarch64', 'release':'AL2', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-5.10'},
    {'reference':'perf-debuginfo-5.10.135-122.509.amzn2', 'cpu':'x86_64', 'release':'AL2', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-5.10'},
    {'reference':'python-perf-5.10.135-122.509.amzn2', 'cpu':'aarch64', 'release':'AL2', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-5.10'},
    {'reference':'python-perf-5.10.135-122.509.amzn2', 'cpu':'x86_64', 'release':'AL2', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-5.10'},
    {'reference':'python-perf-debuginfo-5.10.135-122.509.amzn2', 'cpu':'aarch64', 'release':'AL2', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-5.10'},
    {'reference':'python-perf-debuginfo-5.10.135-122.509.amzn2', 'cpu':'x86_64', 'release':'AL2', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-5.10'}
];

var flag = 0;
foreach var package_array ( pkgs ) {
  var reference = NULL;
  var _release = NULL;
  var sp = NULL;
  var _cpu = NULL;
  var el_string = NULL;
  var rpm_spec_vers_cmp = NULL;
  var epoch = NULL;
  var allowmaj = NULL;
  var exists_check = NULL;
  if (!empty_or_null(package_array['reference'])) reference = package_array['reference'];
  if (!empty_or_null(package_array['release'])) _release = package_array['release'];
  if (!empty_or_null(package_array['sp'])) sp = package_array['sp'];
  if (!empty_or_null(package_array['cpu'])) _cpu = package_array['cpu'];
  if (!empty_or_null(package_array['el_string'])) el_string = package_array['el_string'];
  if (!empty_or_null(package_array['rpm_spec_vers_cmp'])) rpm_spec_vers_cmp = package_array['rpm_spec_vers_cmp'];
  if (!empty_or_null(package_array['epoch'])) epoch = package_array['epoch'];
  if (!empty_or_null(package_array['allowmaj'])) allowmaj = package_array['allowmaj'];
  if (!empty_or_null(package_array['exists_check'])) exists_check = package_array['exists_check'];
  if (reference && _release && (!exists_check || rpm_exists(release:_release, rpm:exists_check))) {
    if (rpm_check(release:_release, sp:sp, cpu:_cpu, reference:reference, epoch:epoch, el_string:el_string, rpm_spec_vers_cmp:rpm_spec_vers_cmp, allowmaj:allowmaj)) flag++;
  }
}

if (flag)
{
  security_report_v4(
      port       : 0,
      severity   : SECURITY_NOTE,
      extra      : rpm_report_get()
  );
  exit(0);
}
else
{
  var tested = pkg_tests_get();
  if (tested) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_NOT_AFFECTED, tested);
  else audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_NOT_INSTALLED, "bpftool / bpftool-debuginfo / kernel / etc");
}

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