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Oracle Linux 7 : Unbreakable Enterprise kernel (ELSA-2021-9023)

2021-01-3000:00:00
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58

8.8 High

CVSS3

Attack Vector

LOCAL

Attack Complexity

LOW

Privileges Required

LOW

User Interaction

NONE

Scope

CHANGED

Confidentiality Impact

HIGH

Integrity Impact

HIGH

Availability Impact

HIGH

CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H

7.2 High

CVSS2

Access Vector

Access Complexity

Authentication

NONE

Confidentiality Impact

COMPLETE

Integrity Impact

COMPLETE

Availability Impact

COMPLETE

AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

0.004 Low

EPSS

Percentile

72.8%

The remote Oracle Linux 7 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the ELSA-2021-9023 advisory.

  • An issue was discovered in Xen through 4.14.x. Some OSes (such as Linux, FreeBSD, and NetBSD) are processing watch events using a single thread. If the events are received faster than the thread is able to handle, they will get queued. As the queue is unbounded, a guest may be able to trigger an OOM in the backend. All systems with a FreeBSD, Linux, or NetBSD (any version) dom0 are vulnerable. (CVE-2020-29568)

  • An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel through 5.10.1, as used with Xen through 4.14.x. The Linux kernel PV block backend expects the kernel thread handler to reset ring->xenblkd to NULL when stopped.
    However, the handler may not have time to run if the frontend quickly toggles between the states connect and disconnect. As a consequence, the block backend may re-use a pointer after it was freed. A misbehaving guest can trigger a dom0 crash by continuously connecting / disconnecting a block frontend. Privilege escalation and information leaks cannot be ruled out. This only affects systems with a Linux blkback.
    (CVE-2020-29569)

  • In drivers/target/target_core_xcopy.c in the Linux kernel before 5.10.7, insufficient identifier checking in the LIO SCSI target code can be used by remote attackers to read or write files via directory traversal in an XCOPY request, aka CID-2896c93811e3. For example, an attack can occur over a network if the attacker has access to one iSCSI LUN. The attacker gains control over file access because I/O operations are proxied via an attacker-selected backstore. (CVE-2020-28374)

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-2021-9023.
##

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

if (description)
{
  script_id(145700);
  script_version("1.4");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_modification_date", value:"2021/09/08");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2020-28374", "CVE-2020-29568", "CVE-2020-29569");
  script_xref(name:"IAVB", value:"2020-B-0077-S");

  script_name(english:"Oracle Linux 7 : Unbreakable Enterprise kernel (ELSA-2021-9023)");

  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-2021-9023 advisory.

  - An issue was discovered in Xen through 4.14.x. Some OSes (such as Linux, FreeBSD, and NetBSD) are
    processing watch events using a single thread. If the events are received faster than the thread is able
    to handle, they will get queued. As the queue is unbounded, a guest may be able to trigger an OOM in the
    backend. All systems with a FreeBSD, Linux, or NetBSD (any version) dom0 are vulnerable. (CVE-2020-29568)

  - An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel through 5.10.1, as used with Xen through 4.14.x. The Linux
    kernel PV block backend expects the kernel thread handler to reset ring->xenblkd to NULL when stopped.
    However, the handler may not have time to run if the frontend quickly toggles between the states connect
    and disconnect. As a consequence, the block backend may re-use a pointer after it was freed. A misbehaving
    guest can trigger a dom0 crash by continuously connecting / disconnecting a block frontend. Privilege
    escalation and information leaks cannot be ruled out. This only affects systems with a Linux blkback.
    (CVE-2020-29569)

  - In drivers/target/target_core_xcopy.c in the Linux kernel before 5.10.7, insufficient identifier checking
    in the LIO SCSI target code can be used by remote attackers to read or write files via directory traversal
    in an XCOPY request, aka CID-2896c93811e3. For example, an attack can occur over a network if the attacker
    has access to one iSCSI LUN. The attacker gains control over file access because I/O operations are
    proxied via an attacker-selected backstore. (CVE-2020-28374)

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-2021-9023.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:U/RL:OF/RC:C");
  script_set_cvss3_base_vector("CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H");
  script_set_cvss3_temporal_vector("CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cvss_score_source", value:"CVE-2020-29569");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploitability_ease", value:"No known exploits are available");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_available", value:"false");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2020/12/15");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2021/01/30");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2021/01/30");

  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_set_attribute(attribute:"stig_severity", value:"II");
  script_end_attributes();

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

  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2021 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 = ['4.14.35-2025.404.1.2.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-2021-9023');
    }
  }
  __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-4.14.35-2025.404.1.2.el7uek', 'cpu':'aarch64', 'release':'7', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-uek-4.14.35'},
    {'reference':'kernel-uek-4.14.35-2025.404.1.2.el7uek', 'cpu':'x86_64', 'release':'7', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-uek-4.14.35'},
    {'reference':'kernel-uek-debug-4.14.35-2025.404.1.2.el7uek', 'cpu':'aarch64', 'release':'7', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-uek-debug-4.14.35'},
    {'reference':'kernel-uek-debug-4.14.35-2025.404.1.2.el7uek', 'cpu':'x86_64', 'release':'7', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-uek-debug-4.14.35'},
    {'reference':'kernel-uek-debug-devel-4.14.35-2025.404.1.2.el7uek', 'cpu':'aarch64', 'release':'7', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-uek-debug-devel-4.14.35'},
    {'reference':'kernel-uek-debug-devel-4.14.35-2025.404.1.2.el7uek', 'cpu':'x86_64', 'release':'7', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-uek-debug-devel-4.14.35'},
    {'reference':'kernel-uek-devel-4.14.35-2025.404.1.2.el7uek', 'cpu':'aarch64', 'release':'7', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-uek-devel-4.14.35'},
    {'reference':'kernel-uek-devel-4.14.35-2025.404.1.2.el7uek', 'cpu':'x86_64', 'release':'7', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-uek-devel-4.14.35'},
    {'reference':'kernel-uek-doc-4.14.35-2025.404.1.2.el7uek', 'release':'7', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-uek-doc-4.14.35'},
    {'reference':'kernel-uek-headers-4.14.35-2025.404.1.2.el7uek', 'cpu':'aarch64', 'release':'7', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-uek-headers-4.14.35'},
    {'reference':'kernel-uek-tools-4.14.35-2025.404.1.2.el7uek', 'cpu':'aarch64', 'release':'7', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-uek-tools-4.14.35'},
    {'reference':'kernel-uek-tools-4.14.35-2025.404.1.2.el7uek', 'cpu':'x86_64', 'release':'7', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-uek-tools-4.14.35'},
    {'reference':'kernel-uek-tools-libs-4.14.35-2025.404.1.2.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-4.14.35-2025.404.1.2.el7uek', 'cpu':'aarch64', 'release':'7', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'exists_check':'kernel-uek-tools-libs-devel-4.14.35'},
    {'reference':'perf-4.14.35-2025.404.1.2.el7uek', 'cpu':'aarch64', 'release':'7', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE},
    {'reference':'python-perf-4.14.35-2025.404.1.2.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');
}
VendorProductVersionCPE
oraclelinux7cpe:/o:oracle:linux:7
oraclelinuxkernel-uekp-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-uek
oraclelinuxkernel-uek-debugp-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-uek-debug
oraclelinuxkernel-uek-debug-develp-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-uek-debug-devel
oraclelinuxkernel-uek-develp-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-uek-devel
oraclelinuxkernel-uek-docp-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-uek-doc
oraclelinuxkernel-uek-headersp-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-uek-headers
oraclelinuxkernel-uek-toolsp-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-uek-tools
oraclelinuxkernel-uek-tools-libsp-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-uek-tools-libs
oraclelinuxkernel-uek-tools-libs-develp-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-uek-tools-libs-devel
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8.8 High

CVSS3

Attack Vector

LOCAL

Attack Complexity

LOW

Privileges Required

LOW

User Interaction

NONE

Scope

CHANGED

Confidentiality Impact

HIGH

Integrity Impact

HIGH

Availability Impact

HIGH

CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H

7.2 High

CVSS2

Access Vector

Access Complexity

Authentication

NONE

Confidentiality Impact

COMPLETE

Integrity Impact

COMPLETE

Availability Impact

COMPLETE

AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

0.004 Low

EPSS

Percentile

72.8%