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Amazon Linux 2 : kernel (ALASKERNEL-5.4-2022-018)

2022-05-0200:00:00
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The version of kernel installed on the remote host is prior to 5.4.80-40.140. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the ALAS2KERNEL-5.4-2022-018 advisory.

  • A flaw was found in the Linux kernel. A use-after-free memory flaw was found in the perf subsystem allowing a local attacker with permission to monitor perf events to corrupt memory and possibly escalate privileges. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to data confidentiality and integrity as well as system availability. (CVE-2020-14351)

  • A flaw was found in the Linux kernel. A use-after-free was found in the way the console subsystem was using ioctls KDGKBSENT and KDSKBSENT. A local user could use this flaw to get read memory access out of bounds. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to data confidentiality. (CVE-2020-25656)

  • A flaw was found in Linux Kernel because access to the global variable fg_console is not properly synchronized leading to a use after free in con_font_op. (CVE-2020-25668)

  • A flaw memory leak in the Linux kernel performance monitoring subsystem was found in the way if using PERF_EVENT_IOC_SET_FILTER. A local user could use this flaw to starve the resources causing denial of service. (CVE-2020-25704)

  • An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel through 5.9.1, as used with Xen through 4.14.x. Guest OS users can cause a denial of service (host OS hang) via a high rate of events to dom0, aka CID-e99502f76271.
    (CVE-2020-27673)

  • An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel through 5.9.1, as used with Xen through 4.14.x.
    drivers/xen/events/events_base.c allows event-channel removal during the event-handling loop (a race condition). This can cause a use-after-free or NULL pointer dereference, as demonstrated by a dom0 crash via events for an in-reconfiguration paravirtualized device, aka CID-073d0552ead5. (CVE-2020-27675)

  • A slab-out-of-bounds read in fbcon in the Linux kernel before 5.9.7 could be used by local attackers to read privileged information or potentially crash the kernel, aka CID-3c4e0dff2095. This occurs because KD_FONT_OP_COPY in drivers/tty/vt/vt.c can be used for manipulations such as font height. (CVE-2020-28974)

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

##
# (C) Tenable, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were
# extracted from Amazon Linux 2 Security Advisory ALASKERNEL-5.4-2022-018.
##

include('compat.inc');

if (description)
{
  script_id(160441);
  script_version("1.5");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_modification_date", value:"2023/09/05");

  script_cve_id(
    "CVE-2020-14351",
    "CVE-2020-25656",
    "CVE-2020-25668",
    "CVE-2020-25704",
    "CVE-2020-27673",
    "CVE-2020-27675",
    "CVE-2020-28974"
  );

  script_name(english:"Amazon Linux 2 : kernel (ALASKERNEL-5.4-2022-018)");

  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 5.4.80-40.140. It is, therefore, affected by multiple
vulnerabilities as referenced in the ALAS2KERNEL-5.4-2022-018 advisory.

  - A flaw was found in the Linux kernel. A use-after-free memory flaw was found in the perf subsystem
    allowing a local attacker with permission to monitor perf events to corrupt memory and possibly escalate
    privileges. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to data confidentiality and integrity as well as
    system availability. (CVE-2020-14351)

  - A flaw was found in the Linux kernel. A use-after-free was found in the way the console subsystem was
    using ioctls KDGKBSENT and KDSKBSENT. A local user could use this flaw to get read memory access out of
    bounds. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to data confidentiality. (CVE-2020-25656)

  - A flaw was found in Linux Kernel because access to the global variable fg_console is not properly
    synchronized leading to a use after free in con_font_op. (CVE-2020-25668)

  - A flaw memory leak in the Linux kernel performance monitoring subsystem was found in the way if using
    PERF_EVENT_IOC_SET_FILTER. A local user could use this flaw to starve the resources causing denial of
    service. (CVE-2020-25704)

  - An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel through 5.9.1, as used with Xen through 4.14.x. Guest OS users
    can cause a denial of service (host OS hang) via a high rate of events to dom0, aka CID-e99502f76271.
    (CVE-2020-27673)

  - An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel through 5.9.1, as used with Xen through 4.14.x.
    drivers/xen/events/events_base.c allows event-channel removal during the event-handling loop (a race
    condition). This can cause a use-after-free or NULL pointer dereference, as demonstrated by a dom0 crash
    via events for an in-reconfiguration paravirtualized device, aka CID-073d0552ead5. (CVE-2020-27675)

  - A slab-out-of-bounds read in fbcon in the Linux kernel before 5.9.7 could be used by local attackers to
    read privileged information or potentially crash the kernel, aka CID-3c4e0dff2095. This occurs because
    KD_FONT_OP_COPY in drivers/tty/vt/vt.c can be used for manipulations such as font height. (CVE-2020-28974)

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-5.4-2022-018.html");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"https://alas.aws.amazon.com/cve/html/CVE-2020-14351.html");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"https://alas.aws.amazon.com/cve/html/CVE-2020-25656.html");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"https://alas.aws.amazon.com/cve/html/CVE-2020-25668.html");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"https://alas.aws.amazon.com/cve/html/CVE-2020-25704.html");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"https://alas.aws.amazon.com/cve/html/CVE-2020-27673.html");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"https://alas.aws.amazon.com/cve/html/CVE-2020-27675.html");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"https://alas.aws.amazon.com/cve/html/CVE-2020-28974.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:C/I:C/A:C");
  script_set_cvss_temporal_vector("CVSS2#E:POC/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:P/RL:O/RC:C");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cvss_score_source", value:"CVE-2020-25668");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cvss3_score_source", value:"CVE-2020-14351");

  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:"2020/10/22");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2022/01/20");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2022/05/02");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  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-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_end_attributes();

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

  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2022-2023 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.");

  script_dependencies("kpatch.nasl", "ssh_get_info.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-2020-14351", "CVE-2020-25656", "CVE-2020-25668", "CVE-2020-25704", "CVE-2020-27673", "CVE-2020-27675", "CVE-2020-28974");
  if (hotfix_cves_check(cve_list))
  {
    audit(AUDIT_PATCH_INSTALLED, "kpatch hotfix for ALASKERNEL-5.4-2022-018");
  }
  else
  {
    __rpm_report = hotfix_reporting_text();
  }
}
var pkgs = [
    {'reference':'kernel-5.4.80-40.140.amzn2', 'cpu':'aarch64', 'release':'AL2', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-5.4'},
    {'reference':'kernel-5.4.80-40.140.amzn2', 'cpu':'x86_64', 'release':'AL2', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-5.4'},
    {'reference':'kernel-debuginfo-5.4.80-40.140.amzn2', 'cpu':'aarch64', 'release':'AL2', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-5.4'},
    {'reference':'kernel-debuginfo-5.4.80-40.140.amzn2', 'cpu':'x86_64', 'release':'AL2', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-5.4'},
    {'reference':'kernel-debuginfo-common-aarch64-5.4.80-40.140.amzn2', 'cpu':'aarch64', 'release':'AL2', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-5.4'},
    {'reference':'kernel-debuginfo-common-x86_64-5.4.80-40.140.amzn2', 'cpu':'x86_64', 'release':'AL2', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-5.4'},
    {'reference':'kernel-devel-5.4.80-40.140.amzn2', 'cpu':'aarch64', 'release':'AL2', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-5.4'},
    {'reference':'kernel-devel-5.4.80-40.140.amzn2', 'cpu':'x86_64', 'release':'AL2', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-5.4'},
    {'reference':'kernel-headers-5.4.80-40.140.amzn2', 'cpu':'aarch64', 'release':'AL2', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-5.4'},
    {'reference':'kernel-headers-5.4.80-40.140.amzn2', 'cpu':'i686', 'release':'AL2', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-5.4'},
    {'reference':'kernel-headers-5.4.80-40.140.amzn2', 'cpu':'x86_64', 'release':'AL2', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-5.4'},
    {'reference':'kernel-tools-5.4.80-40.140.amzn2', 'cpu':'aarch64', 'release':'AL2', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-5.4'},
    {'reference':'kernel-tools-5.4.80-40.140.amzn2', 'cpu':'x86_64', 'release':'AL2', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-5.4'},
    {'reference':'kernel-tools-debuginfo-5.4.80-40.140.amzn2', 'cpu':'aarch64', 'release':'AL2', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-5.4'},
    {'reference':'kernel-tools-debuginfo-5.4.80-40.140.amzn2', 'cpu':'x86_64', 'release':'AL2', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-5.4'},
    {'reference':'kernel-tools-devel-5.4.80-40.140.amzn2', 'cpu':'aarch64', 'release':'AL2', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-5.4'},
    {'reference':'kernel-tools-devel-5.4.80-40.140.amzn2', 'cpu':'x86_64', 'release':'AL2', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-5.4'},
    {'reference':'perf-5.4.80-40.140.amzn2', 'cpu':'aarch64', 'release':'AL2', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-5.4'},
    {'reference':'perf-5.4.80-40.140.amzn2', 'cpu':'x86_64', 'release':'AL2', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-5.4'},
    {'reference':'perf-debuginfo-5.4.80-40.140.amzn2', 'cpu':'aarch64', 'release':'AL2', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-5.4'},
    {'reference':'perf-debuginfo-5.4.80-40.140.amzn2', 'cpu':'x86_64', 'release':'AL2', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-5.4'},
    {'reference':'python-perf-5.4.80-40.140.amzn2', 'cpu':'aarch64', 'release':'AL2', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-5.4'},
    {'reference':'python-perf-5.4.80-40.140.amzn2', 'cpu':'x86_64', 'release':'AL2', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-5.4'},
    {'reference':'python-perf-debuginfo-5.4.80-40.140.amzn2', 'cpu':'aarch64', 'release':'AL2', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-5.4'},
    {'reference':'python-perf-debuginfo-5.4.80-40.140.amzn2', 'cpu':'x86_64', 'release':'AL2', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-5.4'}
];

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_WARNING,
      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, "kernel / kernel-debuginfo / kernel-debuginfo-common-x86_64 / etc");
}
VendorProductVersionCPE
amazonlinux2cpe:/o:amazon:linux:2
amazonlinuxkernelp-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel
amazonlinuxkernel-debuginfop-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-debuginfo
amazonlinuxkernel-debuginfo-common-x86_64p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-debuginfo-common-x86_64
amazonlinuxkernel-develp-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-devel
amazonlinuxkernel-headersp-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-headers
amazonlinuxkernel-toolsp-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-tools
amazonlinuxkernel-tools-debuginfop-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-tools-debuginfo
amazonlinuxkernel-tools-develp-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-tools-devel
amazonlinuxperfp-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:perf
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