RHEL 6 : kernel (RHSA-2016:0046)

2016-01-20T00:00:00
ID REDHAT-RHSA-2016-0046.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2017-01-10T00:00:00

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.

  • It was found that the x86 ISA (Instruction Set Architecture) is prone to a denial of service attack inside a virtualized environment in the form of an infinite loop in the microcode due to the way (sequential) delivering of benign exceptions such as #AC (alignment check exception) and #DB (debug exception) is handled. A privileged user inside a guest could use these flaws to create denial of service conditions on the host kernel. (CVE-2015-5307, CVE-2015-8104, Important)

Red Hat would like to thank Ben Serebrin of Google Inc. for reporting the CVE-2015-5307 issue.

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-2016:0046. The text 
# itself is copyright (C) Red Hat, Inc.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(87999);
  script_version("$Revision: 2.3 $");
  script_cvs_date("$Date: 2017/01/10 20:34:11 $");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2015-5307", "CVE-2015-8104");
  script_osvdb_id(130089, 130090);
  script_xref(name:"RHSA", value:"2016:0046");

  script_name(english:"RHEL 6 : kernel (RHSA-2016:0046)");
  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.

* It was found that the x86 ISA (Instruction Set Architecture) is
prone to a denial of service attack inside a virtualized environment
in the form of an infinite loop in the microcode due to the way
(sequential) delivering of benign exceptions such as #AC (alignment
check exception) and #DB (debug exception) is handled. A privileged
user inside a guest could use these flaws to create denial of service
conditions on the host kernel. (CVE-2015-5307, CVE-2015-8104,
Important)

Red Hat would like to thank Ben Serebrin of Google Inc. for reporting
the CVE-2015-5307 issue.

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://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2015-5307.html"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2015-8104.html"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-0046.html"
  );
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"solution", value:"Update the affected packages.");
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C");
  script_set_cvss_temporal_vector("CVSS2#E:F/RL:U/RC:ND");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploitability_ease", value:"Exploits are available");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_available", 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");
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  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");
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  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:python-perf");
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  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2016/01/19");
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  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2016-2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.");
  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-2016:0046";
  yum_report = redhat_generate_yum_updateinfo_report(rhsa:rhsa);
  if (!empty_or_null(yum_report))
  {
    security_report_v4(
      port       : 0,
      severity   : SECURITY_WARNING,
      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-2.6.32-220.65.1.el6")) flag++;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL6", sp:"2", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"kernel-debug-2.6.32-220.65.1.el6")) flag++;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL6", sp:"2", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"kernel-debug-debuginfo-2.6.32-220.65.1.el6")) flag++;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL6", sp:"2", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"kernel-debug-devel-2.6.32-220.65.1.el6")) flag++;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL6", sp:"2", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"kernel-debuginfo-2.6.32-220.65.1.el6")) flag++;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL6", sp:"2", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"kernel-debuginfo-common-x86_64-2.6.32-220.65.1.el6")) flag++;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL6", sp:"2", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"kernel-devel-2.6.32-220.65.1.el6")) flag++;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL6", sp:"2", reference:"kernel-doc-2.6.32-220.65.1.el6")) flag++;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL6", sp:"2", reference:"kernel-firmware-2.6.32-220.65.1.el6")) flag++;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL6", sp:"2", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"kernel-headers-2.6.32-220.65.1.el6")) flag++;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL6", sp:"2", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"perf-2.6.32-220.65.1.el6")) flag++;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL6", sp:"2", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-220.65.1.el6")) flag++;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL6", sp:"2", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"python-perf-2.6.32-220.65.1.el6")) flag++;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL6", sp:"2", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"python-perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-220.65.1.el6")) flag++;

  if (flag)
  {
    security_report_v4(
      port       : 0,
      severity   : SECURITY_WARNING,
      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");
  }
}