FreeBSD : xen-kernel -- x86: Mishandling of SYSCALL singlestep during emulation (942433db-c661-11e6-ae1b-002590263bf5)

2016-12-21T00:00:00
ID FREEBSD_PKG_942433DBC66111E6AE1B002590263BF5.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter This script is Copyright (C) 2016-2020 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
Modified 2016-12-21T00:00:00

Description

The Xen Project reports :

The typical behaviour of singlestepping exceptions is determined at the start of the instruction, with a #DB trap being raised at the end of the instruction. SYSCALL (and SYSRET, although we don

                                        
                                            #
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# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were  
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include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(95974);
  script_version("3.6");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_modification_date", value:"2020/07/10");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2016-10013");
  script_xref(name:"IAVB", value:"2017-B-0008-S");

  script_name(english:"FreeBSD : xen-kernel -- x86: Mishandling of SYSCALL singlestep during emulation (942433db-c661-11e6-ae1b-002590263bf5)");
  script_summary(english:"Checks for updated package in pkg_info output");

  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"synopsis", 
    value:"The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"description", 
    value:
"The Xen Project reports :

The typical behaviour of singlestepping exceptions is determined at
the start of the instruction, with a #DB trap being raised at the end
of the instruction. SYSCALL (and SYSRET, although we don't implement
it) behave differently because the typical behaviour allows userspace
to escalate its privilege. (This difference in behaviour seems to be
undocumented.) Xen wrongly raised the exception based on the flags at
the start of the instruction.

Guest userspace which can invoke the instruction emulator can use this
flaw to escalate its privilege to that of the guest kernel."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://xenbits.xen.org/xsa/advisory-204.html"
  );
  # https://vuxml.freebsd.org/freebsd/942433db-c661-11e6-ae1b-002590263bf5.html
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://www.nessus.org/u?1c306f0d"
  );
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"solution", value:"Update the affected package.");
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P");
  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_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:xen-kernel");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2016/12/19");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2016/12/20");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2016/12/21");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"stig_severity", value:"I");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2016-2020 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.");
  script_family(english:"FreeBSD Local Security Checks");

  script_dependencies("ssh_get_info.nasl");
  script_require_keys("Host/local_checks_enabled", "Host/FreeBSD/release", "Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info");

  exit(0);
}


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


if (!get_kb_item("Host/local_checks_enabled")) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_ENABLED);
if (!get_kb_item("Host/FreeBSD/release")) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "FreeBSD");
if (!get_kb_item("Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info")) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_LIST_MISSING);


flag = 0;

if (pkg_test(save_report:TRUE, pkg:"xen-kernel<4.7.1_2")) flag++;

if (flag)
{
  if (report_verbosity > 0) security_warning(port:0, extra:pkg_report_get());
  else security_warning(0);
  exit(0);
}
else audit(AUDIT_HOST_NOT, "affected");