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Debian DLA-1884-1 : linux security update

2019-08-1400:00:00
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Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Linux kernel that may lead to a privilege escalation, denial of service or information leaks.

CVE-2017-18509

Denis Andzakovic reported a missing type check in the IPv4 multicast routing implementation. A user with the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability (in any user namespace) could use this for denial of service (memory corruption or crash) or possibly for privilege escalation.

CVE-2018-20836

chenxiang reported a race condition in libsas, the kernel subsystem supporting Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) devices, which could lead to a use-after-free. It is not clear how this might be exploited.

CVE-2019-1125

It was discovered that most x86 processors could speculatively skip a conditional SWAPGS instruction used when entering the kernel from user mode, and/or could speculatively execute it when it should be skipped.
This is a subtype of Spectre variant 1, which could allow local users to obtain sensitive information from the kernel or other processes. It has been mitigated by using memory barriers to limit speculative execution. Systems using an i386 kernel are not affected as the kernel does not use SWAPGS.

CVE-2019-3900

It was discovered that vhost drivers did not properly control the amount of work done to service requests from guest VMs. A malicious guest could use this to cause a denial of service (unbounded CPU usage) on the host.

CVE-2019-10207

The syzkaller tool found a potential null dereference in various drivers for UART-attached Bluetooth adapters. A local user with access to a pty device or other suitable tty device could use this for denial of service (BUG/oops).

CVE-2019-10638

Amit Klein and Benny Pinkas discovered that the generation of IP packet IDs used a weak hash function, ‘jhash’. This could enable tracking individual computers as they communicate with different remote servers and from different networks. The ‘siphash’ function is now used instead.

CVE-2019-13631

It was discovered that the gtco driver for USB input tablets could overrun a stack buffer with constant data while parsing the device’s descriptor. A physically present user with a specially constructed USB device could use this to cause a denial of service (BUG/oops), or possibly for privilege escalation.

CVE-2019-14283

The syzkaller tool found a missing bounds check in the floppy disk driver. A local user with access to a floppy disk device, with a disk present, could use this to read kernel memory beyond the I/O buffer, possibly obtaining sensitive information.

CVE-2019-14284

The syzkaller tool found a potential division-by-zero in the floppy disk driver. A local user with access to a floppy disk device could use this for denial of service (oops).

(CVE ID not yet assigned)

Denis Andzakovic reported a possible use-after-free in the TCP sockets implementation. A local user could use this for denial of service (memory corruption or crash) or possibly for privilege escalation.

(CVE ID not yet assigned)

The netfilter conntrack subsystem used kernel addresses as user-visible IDs, which could make it easier to exploit other security vulnerabilities.

XSA-300

Julien Grall reported that Linux does not limit the amount of memory which a domain will attempt to balloon out, nor limits the amount of ‘foreign / grant map’ memory which any individual guest can consume, leading to denial of service conditions (for host or guests).

For Debian 8 ‘Jessie’, these problems have been fixed in version 3.16.72-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your linux packages.

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

#%NASL_MIN_LEVEL 70300
#
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were
# extracted from Debian Security Advisory DLA-1884-1. The text
# itself is copyright (C) Software in the Public Interest, Inc.
#

include('deprecated_nasl_level.inc');
include('compat.inc');

if (description)
{
  script_id(127866);
  script_version("1.7");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_modification_date", value:"2024/05/03");

  script_cve_id(
    "CVE-2017-18509",
    "CVE-2018-20836",
    "CVE-2019-10207",
    "CVE-2019-10638",
    "CVE-2019-1125",
    "CVE-2019-13631",
    "CVE-2019-14283",
    "CVE-2019-14284",
    "CVE-2019-3900"
  );
  script_xref(name:"CEA-ID", value:"CEA-2021-0025");

  script_name(english:"Debian DLA-1884-1 : linux security update");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"synopsis", value:
"The remote Debian host is missing a security update.");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"description", value:
"Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Linux kernel that
may lead to a privilege escalation, denial of service or information
leaks.

CVE-2017-18509

Denis Andzakovic reported a missing type check in the IPv4 multicast
routing implementation. A user with the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability (in
any user namespace) could use this for denial of service (memory
corruption or crash) or possibly for privilege escalation.

CVE-2018-20836

chenxiang reported a race condition in libsas, the kernel subsystem
supporting Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) devices, which could lead to a
use-after-free. It is not clear how this might be exploited.

CVE-2019-1125

It was discovered that most x86 processors could speculatively skip a
conditional SWAPGS instruction used when entering the kernel from user
mode, and/or could speculatively execute it when it should be skipped.
This is a subtype of Spectre variant 1, which could allow local users
to obtain sensitive information from the kernel or other processes. It
has been mitigated by using memory barriers to limit speculative
execution. Systems using an i386 kernel are not affected as the kernel
does not use SWAPGS.

CVE-2019-3900

It was discovered that vhost drivers did not properly control the
amount of work done to service requests from guest VMs. A malicious
guest could use this to cause a denial of service (unbounded CPU
usage) on the host.

CVE-2019-10207

The syzkaller tool found a potential null dereference in various
drivers for UART-attached Bluetooth adapters. A local user with access
to a pty device or other suitable tty device could use this for
denial of service (BUG/oops).

CVE-2019-10638

Amit Klein and Benny Pinkas discovered that the generation of IP
packet IDs used a weak hash function, 'jhash'. This could enable
tracking individual computers as they communicate with different
remote servers and from different networks. The 'siphash' function is
now used instead.

CVE-2019-13631

It was discovered that the gtco driver for USB input tablets could
overrun a stack buffer with constant data while parsing the device's
descriptor. A physically present user with a specially constructed USB
device could use this to cause a denial of service (BUG/oops), or
possibly for privilege escalation.

CVE-2019-14283

The syzkaller tool found a missing bounds check in the floppy disk
driver. A local user with access to a floppy disk device, with a disk
present, could use this to read kernel memory beyond the I/O buffer,
possibly obtaining sensitive information.

CVE-2019-14284

The syzkaller tool found a potential division-by-zero in the floppy
disk driver. A local user with access to a floppy disk device could
use this for denial of service (oops).

(CVE ID not yet assigned)

Denis Andzakovic reported a possible use-after-free in the TCP sockets
implementation. A local user could use this for denial of service
(memory corruption or crash) or possibly for privilege escalation.

(CVE ID not yet assigned)

The netfilter conntrack subsystem used kernel addresses as
user-visible IDs, which could make it easier to exploit other security
vulnerabilities.

XSA-300

Julien Grall reported that Linux does not limit the amount of memory
which a domain will attempt to balloon out, nor limits the amount of
'foreign / grant map' memory which any individual guest can consume,
leading to denial of service conditions (for host or guests).

For Debian 8 'Jessie', these problems have been fixed in version
3.16.72-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your linux packages.

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description
block directly from the DLA 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:"https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2019/08/msg00016.html");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"https://packages.debian.org/source/jessie/linux");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"solution", value:
"Upgrade the affected packages.");
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/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:N/AC:H/PR:N/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-2018-20836");

  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:"2019/04/25");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2019/08/13");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2019/08/14");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-compiler-gcc-4.8-arm");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-compiler-gcc-4.8-x86");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-compiler-gcc-4.9-x86");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-doc-3.16");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.16.0-9-586");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.16.0-9-686-pae");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.16.0-9-all");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.16.0-9-all-amd64");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.16.0-9-all-armel");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.16.0-9-all-armhf");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.16.0-9-all-i386");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.16.0-9-amd64");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.16.0-9-armmp");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.16.0-9-armmp-lpae");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.16.0-9-common");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.16.0-9-ixp4xx");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.16.0-9-kirkwood");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.16.0-9-orion5x");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.16.0-9-versatile");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-3.16.0-9-586");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-3.16.0-9-686-pae");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-3.16.0-9-686-pae-dbg");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-3.16.0-9-amd64");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-3.16.0-9-amd64-dbg");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-3.16.0-9-armmp");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-3.16.0-9-armmp-lpae");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-3.16.0-9-ixp4xx");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-3.16.0-9-kirkwood");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-3.16.0-9-orion5x");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-3.16.0-9-versatile");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-libc-dev");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-manual-3.16");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-source-3.16");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-support-3.16.0-9");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:xen-linux-system-3.16.0-9-amd64");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"generated_plugin", value:"current");
  script_end_attributes();

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

  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2019-2024 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.");

  script_dependencies("ssh_get_info.nasl");
  script_require_keys("Host/local_checks_enabled", "Host/Debian/release", "Host/Debian/dpkg-l");

  exit(0);
}


include("audit.inc");
include("debian_package.inc");


if (!get_kb_item("Host/local_checks_enabled")) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_ENABLED);
if (!get_kb_item("Host/Debian/release")) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Debian");
if (!get_kb_item("Host/Debian/dpkg-l")) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_LIST_MISSING);


flag = 0;
if (deb_check(release:"8.0", prefix:"linux-compiler-gcc-4.8-arm", reference:"3.16.72-1")) flag++;
if (deb_check(release:"8.0", prefix:"linux-compiler-gcc-4.8-x86", reference:"3.16.72-1")) flag++;
if (deb_check(release:"8.0", prefix:"linux-compiler-gcc-4.9-x86", reference:"3.16.72-1")) flag++;
if (deb_check(release:"8.0", prefix:"linux-doc-3.16", reference:"3.16.72-1")) flag++;
if (deb_check(release:"8.0", prefix:"linux-headers-3.16.0-9-586", reference:"3.16.72-1")) flag++;
if (deb_check(release:"8.0", prefix:"linux-headers-3.16.0-9-686-pae", reference:"3.16.72-1")) flag++;
if (deb_check(release:"8.0", prefix:"linux-headers-3.16.0-9-all", reference:"3.16.72-1")) flag++;
if (deb_check(release:"8.0", prefix:"linux-headers-3.16.0-9-all-amd64", reference:"3.16.72-1")) flag++;
if (deb_check(release:"8.0", prefix:"linux-headers-3.16.0-9-all-armel", reference:"3.16.72-1")) flag++;
if (deb_check(release:"8.0", prefix:"linux-headers-3.16.0-9-all-armhf", reference:"3.16.72-1")) flag++;
if (deb_check(release:"8.0", prefix:"linux-headers-3.16.0-9-all-i386", reference:"3.16.72-1")) flag++;
if (deb_check(release:"8.0", prefix:"linux-headers-3.16.0-9-amd64", reference:"3.16.72-1")) flag++;
if (deb_check(release:"8.0", prefix:"linux-headers-3.16.0-9-armmp", reference:"3.16.72-1")) flag++;
if (deb_check(release:"8.0", prefix:"linux-headers-3.16.0-9-armmp-lpae", reference:"3.16.72-1")) flag++;
if (deb_check(release:"8.0", prefix:"linux-headers-3.16.0-9-common", reference:"3.16.72-1")) flag++;
if (deb_check(release:"8.0", prefix:"linux-headers-3.16.0-9-ixp4xx", reference:"3.16.72-1")) flag++;
if (deb_check(release:"8.0", prefix:"linux-headers-3.16.0-9-kirkwood", reference:"3.16.72-1")) flag++;
if (deb_check(release:"8.0", prefix:"linux-headers-3.16.0-9-orion5x", reference:"3.16.72-1")) flag++;
if (deb_check(release:"8.0", prefix:"linux-headers-3.16.0-9-versatile", reference:"3.16.72-1")) flag++;
if (deb_check(release:"8.0", prefix:"linux-image-3.16.0-9-586", reference:"3.16.72-1")) flag++;
if (deb_check(release:"8.0", prefix:"linux-image-3.16.0-9-686-pae", reference:"3.16.72-1")) flag++;
if (deb_check(release:"8.0", prefix:"linux-image-3.16.0-9-686-pae-dbg", reference:"3.16.72-1")) flag++;
if (deb_check(release:"8.0", prefix:"linux-image-3.16.0-9-amd64", reference:"3.16.72-1")) flag++;
if (deb_check(release:"8.0", prefix:"linux-image-3.16.0-9-amd64-dbg", reference:"3.16.72-1")) flag++;
if (deb_check(release:"8.0", prefix:"linux-image-3.16.0-9-armmp", reference:"3.16.72-1")) flag++;
if (deb_check(release:"8.0", prefix:"linux-image-3.16.0-9-armmp-lpae", reference:"3.16.72-1")) flag++;
if (deb_check(release:"8.0", prefix:"linux-image-3.16.0-9-ixp4xx", reference:"3.16.72-1")) flag++;
if (deb_check(release:"8.0", prefix:"linux-image-3.16.0-9-kirkwood", reference:"3.16.72-1")) flag++;
if (deb_check(release:"8.0", prefix:"linux-image-3.16.0-9-orion5x", reference:"3.16.72-1")) flag++;
if (deb_check(release:"8.0", prefix:"linux-image-3.16.0-9-versatile", reference:"3.16.72-1")) flag++;
if (deb_check(release:"8.0", prefix:"linux-libc-dev", reference:"3.16.72-1")) flag++;
if (deb_check(release:"8.0", prefix:"linux-manual-3.16", reference:"3.16.72-1")) flag++;
if (deb_check(release:"8.0", prefix:"linux-source-3.16", reference:"3.16.72-1")) flag++;
if (deb_check(release:"8.0", prefix:"linux-support-3.16.0-9", reference:"3.16.72-1")) flag++;
if (deb_check(release:"8.0", prefix:"xen-linux-system-3.16.0-9-amd64", reference:"3.16.72-1")) flag++;

if (flag)
{
  if (report_verbosity > 0) security_hole(port:0, extra:deb_report_get());
  else security_hole(0);
  exit(0);
}
else audit(AUDIT_HOST_NOT, "affected");
VendorProductVersionCPE
debiandebian_linuxlinux-compiler-gcc-4.8-armp-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-compiler-gcc-4.8-arm
debiandebian_linuxlinux-compiler-gcc-4.8-x86p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-compiler-gcc-4.8-x86
debiandebian_linuxlinux-compiler-gcc-4.9-x86p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-compiler-gcc-4.9-x86
debiandebian_linuxlinux-doc-3.16p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-doc-3.16
debiandebian_linuxlinux-headers-3.16.0-9-586p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.16.0-9-586
debiandebian_linuxlinux-headers-3.16.0-9-686-paep-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.16.0-9-686-pae
debiandebian_linuxlinux-headers-3.16.0-9-allp-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.16.0-9-all
debiandebian_linuxlinux-headers-3.16.0-9-all-amd64p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.16.0-9-all-amd64
debiandebian_linuxlinux-headers-3.16.0-9-all-armelp-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.16.0-9-all-armel
debiandebian_linuxlinux-headers-3.16.0-9-all-armhfp-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.16.0-9-all-armhf
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