Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux-lts-trusty vulnerability (USN-3335-2)

2017-06-22T00:00:00
ID UBUNTU_USN-3335-2.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2017-10-06T00:00:00

Description

USN-3335-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. This update provides the corresponding updates for the Linux Hardware Enablement (HWE) kernel from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.

It was discovered that the stack guard page for processes in the Linux kernel was not sufficiently large enough to prevent overlapping with the heap. An attacker could leverage this with another vulnerability to execute arbitrary code and gain administrative privileges.

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-3335-2. 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(100987);
  script_version("$Revision: 3.5 $");
  script_cvs_date("$Date: 2017/10/06 17:14:35 $");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2017-1000364");
  script_osvdb_id(159367);
  script_xref(name:"USN", value:"3335-2");
  script_xref(name:"IAVA", value:"2017-A-0288");

  script_name(english:"Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux-lts-trusty vulnerability (USN-3335-2)");
  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:
"USN-3335-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel for Ubuntu 14.04
LTS. This update provides the corresponding updates for the Linux
Hardware Enablement (HWE) kernel from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS for Ubuntu
12.04 ESM.

It was discovered that the stack guard page for processes in the Linux
kernel was not sufficiently large enough to prevent overlapping with
the heap. An attacker could leverage this with another vulnerability
to execute arbitrary code and gain administrative privileges.

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:"solution", value:
"Update the affected packages. Note that the updated package may not be
immediately available from the package repository and its mirrors.");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"risk_factor", value:"High");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.13-generic");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.13-generic-lpae");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-generic-lpae-lts-trusty");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-generic-lts-trusty");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2017/06/21");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2017/06/22");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"stig_severity", value:"I");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2017 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.");
  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:"^(12\.04)$", string:release)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Ubuntu 12.04", "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:"12.04", pkgname:"linux-image-3.13.0-121-generic", pkgver:"3.13.0-121.170~precise1")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"12.04", pkgname:"linux-image-3.13.0-121-generic-lpae", pkgver:"3.13.0-121.170~precise1")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"12.04", pkgname:"linux-image-generic-lpae-lts-trusty", pkgver:"3.13.0.121.112")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"12.04", pkgname:"linux-image-generic-lts-trusty", pkgver:"3.13.0.121.112")) 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-3.13-generic / linux-image-3.13-generic-lpae / etc");
}