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HistoryDec 06, 2016 - 12:00 a.m.

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS : Linux kernel vulnerability (USN-3151-1)

2016-12-0600:00:00
Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2016-2024 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2016-2024 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
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24

7.2 High

CVSS2

Attack Vector

LOCAL

Attack Complexity

LOW

Authentication

NONE

Confidentiality Impact

COMPLETE

Integrity Impact

COMPLETE

Availability Impact

COMPLETE

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

7.8 High

CVSS3

Attack Vector

LOCAL

Attack Complexity

LOW

Privileges Required

LOW

User Interaction

NONE

Scope

UNCHANGED

Confidentiality Impact

HIGH

Integrity Impact

HIGH

Availability Impact

HIGH

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

7.9 High

AI Score

Confidence

High

0.0004 Low

EPSS

Percentile

9.6%

The remote Ubuntu 16.04 LTS host has a package installed that is affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the USN-3151-1 advisory.

  • Race condition in net/packet/af_packet.c in the Linux kernel through 4.8.12 allows local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (use-after-free) by leveraging the CAP_NET_RAW capability to change a socket version, related to the packet_set_ring and packet_setsockopt functions. (CVE-2016-8655)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application’s self-reported version number.

#
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were
# extracted from Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3151-1. 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(95569);
  script_version("2.15");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_modification_date", value:"2024/01/09");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2016-8655");
  script_xref(name:"USN", value:"3151-1");

  script_name(english:"Ubuntu 16.04 LTS : Linux kernel vulnerability (USN-3151-1)");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"synopsis", value:
"The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security update.");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"description", value:
"The remote Ubuntu 16.04 LTS host has a package installed that is affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the
USN-3151-1 advisory.

  - Race condition in net/packet/af_packet.c in the Linux kernel through 4.8.12 allows local users to gain
    privileges or cause a denial of service (use-after-free) by leveraging the CAP_NET_RAW capability to
    change a socket version, related to the packet_set_ring and packet_setsockopt functions. (CVE-2016-8655)

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://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-3151-1");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"solution", value:
"Update the affected kernel package.");
  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:H/RL:OF/RC:C");
  script_set_cvss3_base_vector("CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H");
  script_set_cvss3_temporal_vector("CVSS:3.0/E:H/RL:O/RC:C");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cvss_score_source", value:"CVE-2016-8655");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploitability_ease", value:"Exploits are available");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_available", value:"true");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_framework_core", value:"true");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploited_by_malware", value:"true");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"metasploit_name", value:'AF_PACKET chocobo_root Privilege Escalation');
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_framework_metasploit", value:"true");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2016/12/08");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2016/12/05");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2016/12/06");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4.0-53-generic");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4.0-53-generic-lpae");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4.0-53-lowlatency");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4.0-53-powerpc-e500mc");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4.0-53-powerpc-smp");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4.0-53-powerpc64-emb");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4.0-53-powerpc64-smp");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04:-:lts");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"generated_plugin", value:"current");
  script_end_attributes();

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

  script_copyright(english:"Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2016-2024 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2016-2024 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.");

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

  exit(0);
}

include('debian_package.inc');
include('ksplice.inc');

if ( ! get_kb_item('Host/local_checks_enabled') ) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_ENABLED);
var os_release = get_kb_item('Host/Ubuntu/release');
if ( isnull(os_release) ) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, 'Ubuntu');
os_release = chomp(os_release);
if (! ('16.04' >< os_release)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, 'Ubuntu 16.04', 'Ubuntu ' + os_release);
if ( ! get_kb_item('Host/Debian/dpkg-l') ) 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$" && 's390' >!< cpu && 'aarch64' >!< cpu) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_IMPLEMENTED, 'Ubuntu', cpu);

var kernel_mappings = {
  '16.04': {
    '4.4.0': {
      'generic': '4.4.0-53',
      'generic-lpae': '4.4.0-53',
      'lowlatency': '4.4.0-53',
      'powerpc-e500mc': '4.4.0-53',
      'powerpc-smp': '4.4.0-53',
      'powerpc64-emb': '4.4.0-53',
      'powerpc64-smp': '4.4.0-53'
    }
  }
};

var host_kernel_release = get_kb_item('Host/uptrack-uname-r');
if (empty_or_null(host_kernel_release)) host_kernel_release = get_kb_item_or_exit('Host/uname-r');
var host_kernel_base_version = get_kb_item_or_exit('Host/Debian/kernel-base-version');
var host_kernel_type = get_kb_item_or_exit('Host/Debian/kernel-type');
if(empty_or_null(kernel_mappings[os_release][host_kernel_base_version][host_kernel_type])) audit(AUDIT_INST_VER_NOT_VULN, 'kernel ' + host_kernel_release);

var extra = '';
var kernel_fixed_version = kernel_mappings[os_release][host_kernel_base_version][host_kernel_type] + "-" + host_kernel_type;
if (deb_ver_cmp(ver1:host_kernel_release, ver2:kernel_fixed_version) < 0)
{
  extra = extra + 'Running Kernel level of ' + host_kernel_release + ' does not meet the minimum fixed level of ' + kernel_fixed_version + ' for this advisory.\n\n';
}
  else
{
  audit(AUDIT_PATCH_INSTALLED, 'Kernel package for USN-3151-1');
}

if (get_one_kb_item('Host/ksplice/kernel-cves'))
{
  var cve_list = make_list('CVE-2016-8655');
  if (ksplice_cves_check(cve_list))
  {
    audit(AUDIT_PATCH_INSTALLED, 'KSplice hotfix for USN-3151-1');
  }
  else
  {
    extra = extra + ksplice_reporting_text();
  }
}
if (extra) {
  security_report_v4(
    port       : 0,
    severity   : SECURITY_HOLE,
    extra      : extra
  );
  exit(0);
}
VendorProductVersionCPE
canonicalubuntu_linuxlinux-image-4.4.0-53-genericp-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4.0-53-generic
canonicalubuntu_linuxlinux-image-4.4.0-53-generic-lpaep-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4.0-53-generic-lpae
canonicalubuntu_linuxlinux-image-4.4.0-53-lowlatencyp-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4.0-53-lowlatency
canonicalubuntu_linuxlinux-image-4.4.0-53-powerpc-e500mcp-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4.0-53-powerpc-e500mc
canonicalubuntu_linuxlinux-image-4.4.0-53-powerpc-smpp-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4.0-53-powerpc-smp
canonicalubuntu_linuxlinux-image-4.4.0-53-powerpc64-embp-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4.0-53-powerpc64-emb
canonicalubuntu_linuxlinux-image-4.4.0-53-powerpc64-smpp-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4.0-53-powerpc64-smp
canonicalubuntu_linux16.04cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04:-:lts

7.2 High

CVSS2

Attack Vector

LOCAL

Attack Complexity

LOW

Authentication

NONE

Confidentiality Impact

COMPLETE

Integrity Impact

COMPLETE

Availability Impact

COMPLETE

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

7.8 High

CVSS3

Attack Vector

LOCAL

Attack Complexity

LOW

Privileges Required

LOW

User Interaction

NONE

Scope

UNCHANGED

Confidentiality Impact

HIGH

Integrity Impact

HIGH

Availability Impact

HIGH

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

7.9 High

AI Score

Confidence

High

0.0004 Low

EPSS

Percentile

9.6%