Ubuntu 15.10 : linux vulnerabilities (USN-2947-1)

2016-04-07T00:00:00
ID UBUNTU_USN-2947-1.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2018-12-01T00:00:00

Description

Ralf Spenneberg discovered that the usbvision driver in the Linux kernel did not properly sanity check the interfaces and endpoints reported by the device. An attacker with physical access could cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2015-7833)

Venkatesh Pottem discovered a use-after-free vulnerability in the Linux kernel's CXGB3 driver. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2015-8812)

Xiaofei Rex Guo discovered a timing side channel vulnerability in the Linux Extended Verification Module (EVM). An attacker could use this to affect system integrity. (CVE-2016-2085)

It was discovered that the extended Berkeley Packet Filter (eBPF) implementation in the Linux kernel did not correctly compute branch offsets for backward jumps after ctx expansion. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-2383)

David Herrmann discovered that the Linux kernel incorrectly accounted file descriptors to the original opener for in-flight file descriptors sent over a unix domain socket. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (resource exhaustion). (CVE-2016-2550)

It was discovered that the Linux kernel did not enforce limits on the amount of data allocated to buffer pipes. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (resource exhaustion). (CVE-2016-2847).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

                                        
                                            #
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were
# extracted from Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2947-1. The text 
# itself is copyright (C) Canonical, Inc. See 
# <http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/>. Ubuntu(R) is a registered 
# trademark of Canonical, Inc.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(90402);
  script_version("2.9");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2018/12/01 15:12:40");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2015-7833", "CVE-2015-8812", "CVE-2016-2085", "CVE-2016-2383", "CVE-2016-2550", "CVE-2016-2847");
  script_xref(name:"USN", value:"2947-1");

  script_name(english:"Ubuntu 15.10 : linux vulnerabilities (USN-2947-1)");
  script_summary(english:"Checks dpkg output for updated packages.");

  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"synopsis", 
    value:
"The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
patches."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"description", 
    value:
"Ralf Spenneberg discovered that the usbvision driver in the Linux
kernel did not properly sanity check the interfaces and endpoints
reported by the device. An attacker with physical access could cause a
denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2015-7833)

Venkatesh Pottem discovered a use-after-free vulnerability in the
Linux kernel's CXGB3 driver. A local attacker could use this to cause
a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2015-8812)

Xiaofei Rex Guo discovered a timing side channel vulnerability in the
Linux Extended Verification Module (EVM). An attacker could use this
to affect system integrity. (CVE-2016-2085)

It was discovered that the extended Berkeley Packet Filter (eBPF)
implementation in the Linux kernel did not correctly compute branch
offsets for backward jumps after ctx expansion. A local attacker could
use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly
execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-2383)

David Herrmann discovered that the Linux kernel incorrectly accounted
file descriptors to the original opener for in-flight file descriptors
sent over a unix domain socket. A local attacker could use this to
cause a denial of service (resource exhaustion). (CVE-2016-2550)

It was discovered that the Linux kernel did not enforce limits on the
amount of data allocated to buffer pipes. A local attacker could use
this to cause a denial of service (resource exhaustion).
(CVE-2016-2847).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://usn.ubuntu.com/2947-1/"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:
"Update the affected linux-image-4.2-generic,
linux-image-4.2-generic-lpae and / or linux-image-4.2-lowlatency
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:U/RL:OF/RC:C");
  script_set_cvss3_base_vector("CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H");
  script_set_cvss3_temporal_vector("CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploitability_ease", value:"No known exploits are available");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_available", value:"false");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.2-generic");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.2-generic-lpae");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.2-lowlatency");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.10");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2016/04/06");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2016/04/07");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2016-2018 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2018 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.");
  script_family(english:"Ubuntu Local Security Checks");

  script_dependencies("ssh_get_info.nasl");
  script_require_keys("Host/cpu", "Host/Ubuntu", "Host/Ubuntu/release", "Host/Debian/dpkg-l");

  exit(0);
}


include("audit.inc");
include("ubuntu.inc");
include("misc_func.inc");

if ( ! get_kb_item("Host/local_checks_enabled") ) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_ENABLED);
release = get_kb_item("Host/Ubuntu/release");
if ( isnull(release) ) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Ubuntu");
release = chomp(release);
if (! ereg(pattern:"^(15\.10)$", string:release)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Ubuntu 15.10", "Ubuntu " + release);
if ( ! get_kb_item("Host/Debian/dpkg-l") ) 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$") audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_IMPLEMENTED, "Ubuntu", cpu);

flag = 0;

if (ubuntu_check(osver:"15.10", pkgname:"linux-image-4.2.0-35-generic", pkgver:"4.2.0-35.40")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"15.10", pkgname:"linux-image-4.2.0-35-generic-lpae", pkgver:"4.2.0-35.40")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"15.10", pkgname:"linux-image-4.2.0-35-lowlatency", pkgver:"4.2.0-35.40")) flag++;

if (flag)
{
  security_report_v4(
    port       : 0,
    severity   : SECURITY_HOLE,
    extra      : ubuntu_report_get()
  );
  exit(0);
}
else
{
  tested = ubuntu_pkg_tests_get();
  if (tested) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_NOT_AFFECTED, tested);
  else audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_NOT_INSTALLED, "linux-image-4.2-generic / linux-image-4.2-generic-lpae / etc");
}