CentOS 6 : kernel (CESA-2018:2846)

2018-10-10T00:00:00
ID CENTOS_RHSA-2018-2846.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter This script is Copyright (C) 2018-2019 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
Modified 2020-05-02T00:00:00

Description

An update for kernel is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system.

Security Fix(es) :

  • A flaw named FragmentSmack was found in the way the Linux kernel handled reassembly of fragmented IPv4 and IPv6 packets. A remote attacker could use this flaw to trigger time and calculation expensive fragment reassembly algorithm by sending specially crafted packets which could lead to a CPU saturation and hence a denial of service on the system. (CVE-2018-5391)

  • kernel: Integer overflow in Linux

                                        
                                            #
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were  
# extracted from Red Hat Security Advisory RHSA-2018:2846 and 
# CentOS Errata and Security Advisory 2018:2846 respectively.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(118018);
  script_version("1.7");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2019/12/31");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2018-14634", "CVE-2018-5391");
  script_xref(name:"RHSA", value:"2018:2846");

  script_name(english:"CentOS 6 : kernel (CESA-2018:2846)");
  script_summary(english:"Checks rpm output for the updated packages");

  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"synopsis", 
    value:"The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"description", 
    value:
"An update for kernel is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security
impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each
vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux
operating system.

Security Fix(es) :

* A flaw named FragmentSmack was found in the way the Linux kernel
handled reassembly of fragmented IPv4 and IPv6 packets. A remote
attacker could use this flaw to trigger time and calculation expensive
fragment reassembly algorithm by sending specially crafted packets
which could lead to a CPU saturation and hence a denial of service on
the system. (CVE-2018-5391)

* kernel: Integer overflow in Linux's create_elf_tables function
(CVE-2018-14634)

For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a
CVSS score, and other related information, refer to the CVE page(s)
listed in the References section.

Red Hat would like to thank Juha-Matti Tilli (Aalto University -
Department of Communications and Networking and Nokia Bell Labs) for
reporting CVE-2018-5391 and Qualys Research Labs for reporting
CVE-2018-14634.

Bug Fix(es) :

These updated kernel packages include also numerous bug fixes. Space
precludes documenting all of the bug fixes in this advisory. See the
descriptions in the related Knowledge Article :

https://access.redhat.com/articles/3635371"
  );
  # https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2018-October/023062.html
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://www.nessus.org/u?85447bca"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:"Update the affected kernel packages."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/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-2018-5391");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploitability_ease", value:"Exploits are available");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_available", value:"true");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:kernel");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:kernel-abi-whitelists");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:kernel-debug");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:kernel-debug-devel");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:kernel-devel");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:kernel-doc");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:kernel-firmware");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:kernel-headers");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:perf");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:python-perf");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:centos:centos:6");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2018/09/06");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2018/10/09");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2018/10/10");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"generated_plugin", value:"current");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2018-2019 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.");
  script_family(english:"CentOS Local Security Checks");

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

  exit(0);
}


include("audit.inc");
include("global_settings.inc");
include("rpm.inc");


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

if (!get_kb_item("Host/CentOS/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, "CentOS", cpu);


flag = 0;
if (rpm_check(release:"CentOS-6", reference:"kernel-2.6.32-754.6.3.el6")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"CentOS-6", reference:"kernel-abi-whitelists-2.6.32-754.6.3.el6")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"CentOS-6", reference:"kernel-debug-2.6.32-754.6.3.el6")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"CentOS-6", reference:"kernel-debug-devel-2.6.32-754.6.3.el6")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"CentOS-6", reference:"kernel-devel-2.6.32-754.6.3.el6")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"CentOS-6", reference:"kernel-doc-2.6.32-754.6.3.el6")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"CentOS-6", reference:"kernel-firmware-2.6.32-754.6.3.el6")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"CentOS-6", reference:"kernel-headers-2.6.32-754.6.3.el6")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"CentOS-6", reference:"perf-2.6.32-754.6.3.el6")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"CentOS-6", reference:"python-perf-2.6.32-754.6.3.el6")) flag++;


if (flag)
{
  security_report_v4(
    port       : 0,
    severity   : SECURITY_HOLE,
    extra      : rpm_report_get()
  );
  exit(0);
}
else
{
  tested = pkg_tests_get();
  if (tested) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_NOT_AFFECTED, tested);
  else audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_NOT_INSTALLED, "kernel / kernel-abi-whitelists / kernel-debug / kernel-debug-devel / etc");
}