RHEL 6 : kernel (RHSA-2015:1082)

2015-06-10T00:00:00
ID REDHAT-RHSA-2015-1082.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2018-11-10T00:00:00

Description

Updated kernel packages that fix two security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 Advanced Update Support.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

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

  • A use-after-free flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's SCTP implementation handled authentication key reference counting during INIT collisions. A remote attacker could use this flaw to crash the system or, potentially, escalate their privileges on the system. (CVE-2015-1421, Important)

  • It was found that the Linux kernel's implementation of vectored pipe read and write functionality did not take into account the I/O vectors that were already processed when retrying after a failed atomic access operation, potentially resulting in memory corruption due to an I/O vector array overrun. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to crash the system or, potentially, escalate their privileges on the system. (CVE-2015-1805, Important)

The CVE-2015-1421 issue was discovered by Sun Baoliang of Red Hat, and the security impact of the CVE-2015-1805 issue was discovered by Red Hat.

All kernel users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues. The system must be rebooted for this update to take effect.

                                        
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# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were  
# extracted from Red Hat Security Advisory RHSA-2015:1082. The text 
# itself is copyright (C) Red Hat, Inc.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(84076);
  script_version("2.8");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2018/11/10 11:49:54");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2015-1421", "CVE-2015-1805");
  script_bugtraq_id(72356, 74951);
  script_xref(name:"RHSA", value:"2015:1082");

  script_name(english:"RHEL 6 : kernel (RHSA-2015:1082)");
  script_summary(english:"Checks the rpm output for the updated packages");

  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"synopsis", 
    value:"The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"description", 
    value:
"Updated kernel packages that fix two security issues are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 Advanced Update Support.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important
security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each
vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

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

* A use-after-free flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's SCTP
implementation handled authentication key reference counting during
INIT collisions. A remote attacker could use this flaw to crash the
system or, potentially, escalate their privileges on the system.
(CVE-2015-1421, Important)

* It was found that the Linux kernel's implementation of vectored pipe
read and write functionality did not take into account the I/O vectors
that were already processed when retrying after a failed atomic access
operation, potentially resulting in memory corruption due to an I/O
vector array overrun. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw
to crash the system or, potentially, escalate their privileges on the
system. (CVE-2015-1805, Important)

The CVE-2015-1421 issue was discovered by Sun Baoliang of Red Hat, and
the security impact of the CVE-2015-1805 issue was discovered by Red
Hat.

All kernel users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain backported patches to correct these issues. The system
must be rebooted for this update to take effect."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015:1082"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2015-1421"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2015-1805"
  );
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"solution", value:"Update the affected packages.");
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C");
  script_set_cvss_temporal_vector("CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploitability_ease", value:"Exploits are available");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_available", value:"true");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploited_by_malware", value:"true");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-debug");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-debug-debuginfo");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-debug-devel");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-debuginfo");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-debuginfo-common-x86_64");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-devel");
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  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-firmware");
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  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:perf");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:perf-debuginfo");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:python-perf");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:python-perf-debuginfo");
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  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2015/06/09");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2015/06/10");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2015-2018 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.");
  script_family(english:"Red Hat Local Security Checks");

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

  exit(0);
}


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

if (!get_kb_item("Host/local_checks_enabled")) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_ENABLED);
release = get_kb_item("Host/RedHat/release");
if (isnull(release) || "Red Hat" >!< release) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Red Hat");
os_ver = eregmatch(pattern: "Red Hat Enterprise Linux.*release ([0-9]+(\.[0-9]+)?)", string:release);
if (isnull(os_ver)) audit(AUDIT_UNKNOWN_APP_VER, "Red Hat");
os_ver = os_ver[1];
if (! ereg(pattern:"^6\.2([^0-9]|$)", string:os_ver)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Red Hat 6.2", "Red Hat " + os_ver);

if (!get_kb_item("Host/RedHat/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$" && "s390" >!< cpu) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_IMPLEMENTED, "Red Hat", cpu);

yum_updateinfo = get_kb_item("Host/RedHat/yum-updateinfo");
if (!empty_or_null(yum_updateinfo)) 
{
  rhsa = "RHSA-2015:1082";
  yum_report = redhat_generate_yum_updateinfo_report(rhsa:rhsa);
  if (!empty_or_null(yum_report))
  {
    security_report_v4(
      port       : 0,
      severity   : SECURITY_HOLE,
      extra      : yum_report 
    );
    exit(0);
  }
  else
  {
    audit_message = "affected by Red Hat security advisory " + rhsa;
    audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, audit_message);
  }
}
else
{
  flag = 0;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL6", sp:"2", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"kernel-2.6.32-220.63.2.el6")) flag++;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL6", sp:"2", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"kernel-debug-2.6.32-220.63.2.el6")) flag++;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL6", sp:"2", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"kernel-debug-debuginfo-2.6.32-220.63.2.el6")) flag++;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL6", sp:"2", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"kernel-debug-devel-2.6.32-220.63.2.el6")) flag++;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL6", sp:"2", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"kernel-debuginfo-2.6.32-220.63.2.el6")) flag++;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL6", sp:"2", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"kernel-debuginfo-common-x86_64-2.6.32-220.63.2.el6")) flag++;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL6", sp:"2", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"kernel-devel-2.6.32-220.63.2.el6")) flag++;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL6", sp:"2", reference:"kernel-doc-2.6.32-220.63.2.el6")) flag++;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL6", sp:"2", reference:"kernel-firmware-2.6.32-220.63.2.el6")) flag++;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL6", sp:"2", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"kernel-headers-2.6.32-220.63.2.el6")) flag++;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL6", sp:"2", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"perf-2.6.32-220.63.2.el6")) flag++;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL6", sp:"2", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-220.63.2.el6")) flag++;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL6", sp:"2", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"python-perf-2.6.32-220.63.2.el6")) flag++;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL6", sp:"2", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"python-perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-220.63.2.el6")) flag++;

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