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Oracle Linux 7 : Unbreakable Enterprise kernel (ELSA-2020-5885)

2020-10-1200:00:00
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The remote Oracle Linux 7 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the ELSA-2020-5885 advisory.

  • The SCTP socket buffer used by a userspace application is not accounted by the cgroups subsystem. An attacker can use this flaw to cause a denial of service attack. Kernel 3.10.x and 4.18.x branches are believed to be vulnerable. (CVE-2019-3874)

  • A flaw was found in the Linux kernel before 5.8-rc1 in the implementation of the Enhanced IBPB (Indirect Branch Prediction Barrier). The IBPB mitigation will be disabled when STIBP is not available or when the Enhanced Indirect Branch Restricted Speculation (IBRS) is available. This flaw allows a local attacker to perform a Spectre V2 style attack when this configuration is active. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to confidentiality. (CVE-2020-10767)

  • A flaw was found in the Linux kernels implementation of the invert video code on VGA consoles when a local attacker attempts to resize the console, calling an ioctl VT_RESIZE, which causes an out-of-bounds write to occur. This flaw allows a local user with access to the VGA console to crash the system, potentially escalating their privileges on the system. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to data confidentiality and integrity as well as system availability. (CVE-2020-14331)

  • fs/btrfs/volumes.c in the Linux kernel before 5.1 allows a btrfs_verify_dev_extents NULL pointer dereference via a crafted btrfs image because fs_devices->devices is mishandled within find_device, aka CID-09ba3bc9dd15. (CVE-2019-18885)

  • In the Linux kernel before 5.7.8, fs/nfsd/vfs.c (in the NFS server) can set incorrect permissions on new filesystem objects when the filesystem lacks ACL support, aka CID-22cf8419f131. This occurs because the current umask is not considered. (CVE-2020-24394)

  • A flaw was found in the Linux Kernel before 5.8-rc6 in the ZRAM kernel module, where a user with a local account and the ability to read the /sys/class/zram-control/hot_add file can create ZRAM device nodes in the /dev/ directory. This read allocates kernel memory and is not accounted for a user that triggers the creation of that ZRAM device. With this vulnerability, continually reading the device may consume a large amount of system memory and cause the Out-of-Memory (OOM) killer to activate and terminate random userspace processes, possibly making the system inoperable. (CVE-2020-10781)

  • The Linux kernel through 5.7.11 allows remote attackers to make observations that help to obtain sensitive information about the internal state of the network RNG, aka CID-f227e3ec3b5c. This is related to drivers/char/random.c and kernel/time/timer.c. (CVE-2020-16166)

  • An issue where a provided address with access_ok() is not checked was discovered in i915_gem_execbuffer2_ioctl in drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_gem_execbuffer.c in the Linux kernel through 4.19.13. A local attacker can craft a malicious IOCTL function call to overwrite arbitrary kernel memory, resulting in a Denial of Service or privilege escalation. (CVE-2018-20669)

  • A flaw was found in the Linux kernel before 5.9-rc4. Memory corruption can be exploited to gain root privileges from unprivileged processes. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to data confidentiality and integrity. (CVE-2020-14386)

  • A memory out-of-bounds read flaw was found in the Linux kernel before 5.9-rc2 with the ext3/ext4 file system, in the way it accesses a directory with broken indexing. This flaw allows a local user to crash the system if the directory exists. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to system availability.
    (CVE-2020-14314)

  • A TOCTOU mismatch in the NFS client code in the Linux kernel before 5.8.3 could be used by local attackers to corrupt memory or possibly have unspecified other impact because a size check is in fs/nfs/nfs4proc.c instead of fs/nfs/nfs4xdr.c, aka CID-b4487b935452. (CVE-2020-25212)

  • The rbd block device driver in drivers/block/rbd.c in the Linux kernel through 5.8.9 used incomplete permission checking for access to rbd devices, which could be leveraged by local attackers to map or unmap rbd block devices, aka CID-f44d04e696fe. (CVE-2020-25284)

  • A race condition between hugetlb sysctl handlers in mm/hugetlb.c in the Linux kernel before 5.8.8 could be used by local attackers to corrupt memory, cause a NULL pointer dereference, or possibly have unspecified other impact, aka CID-17743798d812. (CVE-2020-25285)

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

#%NASL_MIN_LEVEL 70300
##
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were
# extracted from Oracle Linux Security Advisory ELSA-2020-5885.
##

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

if (description)
{
  script_id(141396);
  script_version("1.5");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_modification_date", value:"2024/02/15");

  script_cve_id(
    "CVE-2018-20669",
    "CVE-2019-3874",
    "CVE-2019-18885",
    "CVE-2020-10767",
    "CVE-2020-10781",
    "CVE-2020-14314",
    "CVE-2020-14331",
    "CVE-2020-14386",
    "CVE-2020-16166",
    "CVE-2020-24394",
    "CVE-2020-25212",
    "CVE-2020-25284",
    "CVE-2020-25285"
  );
  script_bugtraq_id(106748, 107488);

  script_name(english:"Oracle Linux 7 : Unbreakable Enterprise kernel (ELSA-2020-5885)");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"synopsis", value:
"The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"description", value:
"The remote Oracle Linux 7 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the
ELSA-2020-5885 advisory.

  - The SCTP socket buffer used by a userspace application is not accounted by the cgroups subsystem. An
    attacker can use this flaw to cause a denial of service attack. Kernel 3.10.x and 4.18.x branches are
    believed to be vulnerable. (CVE-2019-3874)

  - A flaw was found in the Linux kernel before 5.8-rc1 in the implementation of the Enhanced IBPB (Indirect
    Branch Prediction Barrier). The IBPB mitigation will be disabled when STIBP is not available or when the
    Enhanced Indirect Branch Restricted Speculation (IBRS) is available. This flaw allows a local attacker to
    perform a Spectre V2 style attack when this configuration is active. The highest threat from this
    vulnerability is to confidentiality. (CVE-2020-10767)

  - A flaw was found in the Linux kernels implementation of the invert video code on VGA consoles when a
    local attacker attempts to resize the console, calling an ioctl VT_RESIZE, which causes an out-of-bounds
    write to occur. This flaw allows a local user with access to the VGA console to crash the system,
    potentially escalating their privileges on the system. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to
    data confidentiality and integrity as well as system availability. (CVE-2020-14331)

  - fs/btrfs/volumes.c in the Linux kernel before 5.1 allows a btrfs_verify_dev_extents NULL pointer
    dereference via a crafted btrfs image because fs_devices->devices is mishandled within find_device, aka
    CID-09ba3bc9dd15. (CVE-2019-18885)

  - In the Linux kernel before 5.7.8, fs/nfsd/vfs.c (in the NFS server) can set incorrect permissions on new
    filesystem objects when the filesystem lacks ACL support, aka CID-22cf8419f131. This occurs because the
    current umask is not considered. (CVE-2020-24394)

  - A flaw was found in the Linux Kernel before 5.8-rc6 in the ZRAM kernel module, where a user with a local
    account and the ability to read the /sys/class/zram-control/hot_add file can create ZRAM device nodes in
    the /dev/ directory. This read allocates kernel memory and is not accounted for a user that triggers the
    creation of that ZRAM device. With this vulnerability, continually reading the device may consume a large
    amount of system memory and cause the Out-of-Memory (OOM) killer to activate and terminate random
    userspace processes, possibly making the system inoperable. (CVE-2020-10781)

  - The Linux kernel through 5.7.11 allows remote attackers to make observations that help to obtain sensitive
    information about the internal state of the network RNG, aka CID-f227e3ec3b5c. This is related to
    drivers/char/random.c and kernel/time/timer.c. (CVE-2020-16166)

  - An issue where a provided address with access_ok() is not checked was discovered in
    i915_gem_execbuffer2_ioctl in drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_gem_execbuffer.c in the Linux kernel through
    4.19.13. A local attacker can craft a malicious IOCTL function call to overwrite arbitrary kernel memory,
    resulting in a Denial of Service or privilege escalation. (CVE-2018-20669)

  - A flaw was found in the Linux kernel before 5.9-rc4. Memory corruption can be exploited to gain root
    privileges from unprivileged processes. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to data
    confidentiality and integrity. (CVE-2020-14386)

  - A memory out-of-bounds read flaw was found in the Linux kernel before 5.9-rc2 with the ext3/ext4 file
    system, in the way it accesses a directory with broken indexing. This flaw allows a local user to crash
    the system if the directory exists. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to system availability.
    (CVE-2020-14314)

  - A TOCTOU mismatch in the NFS client code in the Linux kernel before 5.8.3 could be used by local attackers
    to corrupt memory or possibly have unspecified other impact because a size check is in fs/nfs/nfs4proc.c
    instead of fs/nfs/nfs4xdr.c, aka CID-b4487b935452. (CVE-2020-25212)

  - The rbd block device driver in drivers/block/rbd.c in the Linux kernel through 5.8.9 used incomplete
    permission checking for access to rbd devices, which could be leveraged by local attackers to map or unmap
    rbd block devices, aka CID-f44d04e696fe. (CVE-2020-25284)

  - A race condition between hugetlb sysctl handlers in mm/hugetlb.c in the Linux kernel before 5.8.8 could be
    used by local attackers to corrupt memory, cause a NULL pointer dereference, or possibly have unspecified
    other impact, aka CID-17743798d812. (CVE-2020-25285)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version
number.");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"https://linux.oracle.com/errata/ELSA-2020-5885.html");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"solution", value:
"Update the affected packages.");
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/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-2020-14386");

  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:"2019/01/23");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2020/10/12");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2020/10/12");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:oracle:linux:7");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-uek");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-uek-debug");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-uek-debug-devel");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-uek-devel");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-uek-doc");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-uek-headers");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-uek-tools");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-uek-tools-libs");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-uek-tools-libs-devel");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:perf");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:python-perf");
  script_end_attributes();

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

  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2020-2024 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.");

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

  exit(0);
}


include('audit.inc');
include('global_settings.inc');
include('ksplice.inc');
include('rpm.inc');

if (!get_kb_item('Host/local_checks_enabled')) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_ENABLED);
if (!get_kb_item('Host/OracleLinux')) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, 'Oracle Linux');
var release = get_kb_item("Host/RedHat/release");
if (isnull(release) || !pregmatch(pattern: "Oracle (?:Linux Server|Enterprise Linux)", string:release)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, 'Oracle Linux');
var os_ver = pregmatch(pattern: "Oracle (?:Linux Server|Enterprise Linux) .*release ([0-9]+(\.[0-9]+)?)", string:release);
if (isnull(os_ver)) audit(AUDIT_UNKNOWN_APP_VER, 'Oracle Linux');
var os_ver = os_ver[1];
if (! preg(pattern:"^7([^0-9]|$)", string:os_ver)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, 'Oracle Linux 7', 'Oracle Linux ' + os_ver);

if (!get_kb_item('Host/RedHat/rpm-list')) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_LIST_MISSING);

var cpu = get_kb_item('Host/cpu');
if (isnull(cpu)) audit(AUDIT_UNKNOWN_ARCH);
if ('x86_64' >!< cpu && cpu !~ "^i[3-6]86$" && 'aarch64' >!< cpu) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_IMPLEMENTED, 'Oracle Linux', cpu);

var machine_uptrack_level = get_one_kb_item('Host/uptrack-uname-r');
if (machine_uptrack_level)
{
  var trimmed_uptrack_level = ereg_replace(string:machine_uptrack_level, pattern:"\.(x86_64|i[3-6]86|aarch64)$", replace:'');
  var fixed_uptrack_levels = ['4.14.35-2025.401.4.el7uek'];
  foreach var fixed_uptrack_level ( fixed_uptrack_levels ) {
    if (rpm_spec_vers_cmp(a:trimmed_uptrack_level, b:fixed_uptrack_level) >= 0)
    {
      audit(AUDIT_PATCH_INSTALLED, 'KSplice hotfix for ELSA-2020-5885');
    }
  }
  __rpm_report = 'Running KSplice level of ' + trimmed_uptrack_level + ' does not meet the minimum fixed level of ' + join(fixed_uptrack_levels, sep:' / ') + ' for this advisory.\n\n';
}

var kernel_major_minor = get_kb_item('Host/uname/major_minor');
if (empty_or_null(kernel_major_minor)) exit(1, 'Unable to determine kernel major-minor level.');
var expected_kernel_major_minor = '4.14';
if (kernel_major_minor != expected_kernel_major_minor)
  audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, 'running kernel level ' + expected_kernel_major_minor + ', it is running kernel level ' + kernel_major_minor);

var pkgs = [
    {'reference':'kernel-uek-4.14.35-2025.401.4.el7uek', 'cpu':'aarch64', 'release':'7', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-uek-4.14.35'},
    {'reference':'kernel-uek-4.14.35-2025.401.4.el7uek', 'cpu':'x86_64', 'release':'7', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-uek-4.14.35'},
    {'reference':'kernel-uek-debug-4.14.35-2025.401.4.el7uek', 'cpu':'aarch64', 'release':'7', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-uek-debug-4.14.35'},
    {'reference':'kernel-uek-debug-4.14.35-2025.401.4.el7uek', 'cpu':'x86_64', 'release':'7', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-uek-debug-4.14.35'},
    {'reference':'kernel-uek-debug-devel-4.14.35-2025.401.4.el7uek', 'cpu':'aarch64', 'release':'7', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-uek-debug-devel-4.14.35'},
    {'reference':'kernel-uek-debug-devel-4.14.35-2025.401.4.el7uek', 'cpu':'x86_64', 'release':'7', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-uek-debug-devel-4.14.35'},
    {'reference':'kernel-uek-devel-4.14.35-2025.401.4.el7uek', 'cpu':'aarch64', 'release':'7', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-uek-devel-4.14.35'},
    {'reference':'kernel-uek-devel-4.14.35-2025.401.4.el7uek', 'cpu':'x86_64', 'release':'7', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-uek-devel-4.14.35'},
    {'reference':'kernel-uek-doc-4.14.35-2025.401.4.el7uek', 'release':'7', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-uek-doc-4.14.35'},
    {'reference':'kernel-uek-headers-4.14.35-2025.401.4.el7uek', 'cpu':'aarch64', 'release':'7', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-uek-headers-4.14.35'},
    {'reference':'kernel-uek-tools-4.14.35-2025.401.4.el7uek', 'cpu':'aarch64', 'release':'7', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-uek-tools-4.14.35'},
    {'reference':'kernel-uek-tools-4.14.35-2025.401.4.el7uek', 'cpu':'x86_64', 'release':'7', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-uek-tools-4.14.35'},
    {'reference':'kernel-uek-tools-libs-4.14.35-2025.401.4.el7uek', 'cpu':'aarch64', 'release':'7', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-uek-tools-libs-4.14.35'},
    {'reference':'kernel-uek-tools-libs-devel-4.14.35-2025.401.4.el7uek', 'cpu':'aarch64', 'release':'7', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-uek-tools-libs-devel-4.14.35'},
    {'reference':'perf-4.14.35-2025.401.4.el7uek', 'cpu':'aarch64', 'release':'7', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE},
    {'reference':'python-perf-4.14.35-2025.401.4.el7uek', 'cpu':'aarch64', 'release':'7', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE}
];

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 = 'EL' + 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) {
    if (exists_check) {
        if (rpm_exists(release:release, rpm:exists_check) && 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++;
    } else {
        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_HOLE,
      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-uek / kernel-uek-debug / kernel-uek-debug-devel / etc');
}
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