Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL7.x x86_64 (20170628)

Type nessus
Reporter This script is Copyright (C) 2017-2020 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
Modified 2017-06-29T00:00:00


Security Fix(es) :

  • A flaw was found in the way Linux kernel allocates heap memory to build the scattergather list from a fragment list(skb_shinfo(skb)->frag_list) in the socket buffer(skb_buff). The heap overflow occurred if

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  script_cve_id("CVE-2017-2583", "CVE-2017-6214", "CVE-2017-7477", "CVE-2017-7645", "CVE-2017-7895");

  script_name(english:"Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL7.x x86_64 (20170628)");
  script_summary(english:"Checks rpm output for the updated packages");

"The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
"Security Fix(es) :

  - A flaw was found in the way Linux kernel allocates heap
    memory to build the scattergather list from a fragment
    list(skb_shinfo(skb)->frag_list) in the socket
    buffer(skb_buff). The heap overflow occurred if

  - 1' parameter and 'NETIF_F_FRAGLIST' feature were used
    together. A remote user or process could use this flaw
    to potentially escalate their privilege on a system.
    (CVE-2017-7477, Important)

  - The NFS2/3 RPC client could send long arguments to the
    NFS server. These encoded arguments are stored in an
    array of memory pages, and accessed using pointer
    variables. Arbitrarily long arguments could make these
    pointers point outside the array and cause an
    out-of-bounds memory access. A remote user or program
    could use this flaw to crash the kernel (denial of
    service). (CVE-2017-7645, Important)

  - The NFSv2 and NFSv3 server implementations in the Linux
    kernel through 4.10.13 lacked certain checks for the end
    of a buffer. A remote attacker could trigger a
    pointer-arithmetic error or possibly cause other
    unspecified impacts using crafted requests related to
    fs/nfsd/nfs3xdr.c and fs/nfsd/nfsxdr.c. (CVE-2017-7895,

  - The Linux kernel built with the Kernel-based Virtual
    Machine (CONFIG_KVM) support was vulnerable to an
    incorrect segment selector(SS) value error. The error
    could occur while loading values into the SS register in
    long mode. A user or process inside a guest could use
    this flaw to crash the guest, resulting in DoS or
    potentially escalate their privileges inside the guest.
    (CVE-2017-2583, Moderate)

  - A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's handling of
    packets with the URG flag. Applications using the
    splice() and tcp_splice_read() functionality could allow
    a remote attacker to force the kernel to enter a
    condition in which it could loop indefinitely.
    (CVE-2017-6214, Moderate)

Bug Fix(es) :

  - Previously, the reserved-pages counter (HugePages_Rsvd)
    was bigger than the total-pages counter
    (HugePages_Total) in the /proc/meminfo file, and
    HugePages_Rsvd underflowed. With this update, the
    HugeTLB feature of the Linux kernel has been fixed, and
    HugePages_Rsvd underflow no longer occurs.

  - If a directory on a NFS client was modified while being
    listed, the NFS client could restart the directory
    listing multiple times. Consequently, the performance of
    listing the directory was sub-optimal. With this update,
    the restarting of the directory listing happens less
    frequently. As a result, the performance of listing the
    directory while it is being modified has improved.

  - The Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) adapter in some
    cases failed to reboot. This update fixes the qla2xxx
    driver, and FCoE adapter now reboots as expected.

  - When a VM with Virtual Function I/O (VFIO) device was
    rebooted, the QEMU process occasionally terminated
    unexpectedly due to a failed VFIO Direct Memory Access
    (DMA) map request. This update fixes the vfio driver and
    QEMU no longer crashes in the described situation.

  - When the operating system was booted with the in-box
    lpfc driver, a kernel panic occurred on the
    little-endian variant of IBM Power Systems. This update
    fixes lpfc, and the kernel no longer panics in the
    described situation.

  - When creating or destroying a VM with Virtual Function
    I/O (VFIO) devices with 'Hugepages' feature enabled,
    errors in Direct Memory Access (DMA) page table entry
    (PTE) mappings occurred, and QEMU memory usage behaved
    unpredictably. This update fixes range computation when
    making room for large pages in Input/Output Memory
    Management Unit (IOMMU). As a result, errors in DMA PTE
    mappings no longer occur, and QEMU has a predictable
    memory usage in the described situation."
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"solution", value:"Update the affected packages.");

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  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2017-2020 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.");
  script_family(english:"Scientific Linux Local Security Checks");

  script_require_keys("Host/local_checks_enabled", "Host/cpu", "Host/RedHat/release", "Host/RedHat/rpm-list");



if (!get_kb_item("Host/local_checks_enabled")) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_ENABLED);
release = get_kb_item("Host/RedHat/release");
if (isnull(release) || "Scientific Linux " >!< release) audit(AUDIT_HOST_NOT, "running Scientific Linux");
os_ver = pregmatch(pattern: "Scientific Linux.*release ([0-9]+(\.[0-9]+)?)", string:release);
if (isnull(os_ver)) audit(AUDIT_UNKNOWN_APP_VER, "Scientific Linux");
os_ver = os_ver[1];
if (! preg(pattern:"^7([^0-9]|$)", string:os_ver)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Scientific Linux 7.x", "Scientific Linux " + 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 (cpu >!< "x86_64" && cpu !~ "^i[3-6]86$") audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_IMPLEMENTED, "Scientific Linux", cpu);

flag = 0;
if (rpm_check(release:"SL7", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"kernel-3.10.0-514.26.1.el7")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"SL7", reference:"kernel-abi-whitelists-3.10.0-514.26.1.el7")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"SL7", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"kernel-debug-3.10.0-514.26.1.el7")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"SL7", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"kernel-debug-debuginfo-3.10.0-514.26.1.el7")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"SL7", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"kernel-debug-devel-3.10.0-514.26.1.el7")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"SL7", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"kernel-debuginfo-3.10.0-514.26.1.el7")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"SL7", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"kernel-debuginfo-common-x86_64-3.10.0-514.26.1.el7")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"SL7", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"kernel-devel-3.10.0-514.26.1.el7")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"SL7", reference:"kernel-doc-3.10.0-514.26.1.el7")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"SL7", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"kernel-headers-3.10.0-514.26.1.el7")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"SL7", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"kernel-tools-3.10.0-514.26.1.el7")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"SL7", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"kernel-tools-debuginfo-3.10.0-514.26.1.el7")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"SL7", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"kernel-tools-libs-3.10.0-514.26.1.el7")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"SL7", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"kernel-tools-libs-devel-3.10.0-514.26.1.el7")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"SL7", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"perf-3.10.0-514.26.1.el7")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"SL7", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"perf-debuginfo-3.10.0-514.26.1.el7")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"SL7", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"python-perf-3.10.0-514.26.1.el7")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"SL7", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"python-perf-debuginfo-3.10.0-514.26.1.el7")) flag++;

if (flag)
    port       : 0,
    severity   : SECURITY_HOLE,
    extra      : rpm_report_get()
  tested = pkg_tests_get();
  if (tested) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_NOT_AFFECTED, tested);
  else audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_NOT_INSTALLED, "kernel / kernel-abi-whitelists / kernel-debug / etc");