Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : linux vulnerabilities (USN-3406-1)

2017-08-29T00:00:00
ID UBUNTU_USN-3406-1.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2017-2019 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2017-2019 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
Modified 2020-01-02T00:00:00

Description

It was discovered that an out of bounds read vulnerability existed in the associative array implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or expose sensitive information. (CVE-2016-7914)

It was discovered that a NULL pointer dereference existed in the Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) driver for VMware devices in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2017-7261)

It was discovered that the USB Cypress HID drivers for the Linux kernel did not properly validate reported information from the device. An attacker with physical access could use this to expose sensitive information (kernel memory). (CVE-2017-7273)

A reference count bug was discovered in the Linux kernel ipx protocol stack. A local attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service or possibly other unspecified problems. (CVE-2017-7487)

Huang Weller discovered that the ext4 filesystem implementation in the Linux kernel mishandled a needs-flushing-before-commit list. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information. (CVE-2017-7495)

It was discovered that an information leak existed in the set_mempolicy and mbind compat syscalls in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information (kernel memory). (CVE-2017-7616).

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-3406-1. 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(102820);
  script_version("3.7");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2019/09/18 12:31:47");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2016-7914", "CVE-2017-7261", "CVE-2017-7273", "CVE-2017-7487", "CVE-2017-7495", "CVE-2017-7616");
  script_xref(name:"USN", value:"3406-1");

  script_name(english:"Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : linux vulnerabilities (USN-3406-1)");
  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:
"It was discovered that an out of bounds read vulnerability existed in
the associative array implementation in the Linux kernel. A local
attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or
expose sensitive information. (CVE-2016-7914)

It was discovered that a NULL pointer dereference existed in the
Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) driver for VMware devices in the Linux
kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service
(system crash). (CVE-2017-7261)

It was discovered that the USB Cypress HID drivers for the Linux
kernel did not properly validate reported information from the device.
An attacker with physical access could use this to expose sensitive
information (kernel memory). (CVE-2017-7273)

A reference count bug was discovered in the Linux kernel ipx protocol
stack. A local attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of
service or possibly other unspecified problems. (CVE-2017-7487)

Huang Weller discovered that the ext4 filesystem implementation in the
Linux kernel mishandled a needs-flushing-before-commit list. A local
attacker could use this to expose sensitive information.
(CVE-2017-7495)

It was discovered that an information leak existed in the
set_mempolicy and mbind compat syscalls in the Linux kernel. A local
attacker could use this to expose sensitive information (kernel
memory). (CVE-2017-7616).

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/3406-1/"
  );
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"solution", value:"Update the affected packages.");
  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:U/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: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-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-3.13-lowlatency");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-generic");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-generic-lpae");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-lowlatency");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2016/11/16");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2017/08/28");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2017/08/29");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"generated_plugin", value:"current");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2017-2019 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2017-2019 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.");
  script_family(english:"Ubuntu Local Security Checks");

  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("audit.inc");
include("ubuntu.inc");
include("ksplice.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 (! preg(pattern:"^(14\.04)$", string:release)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Ubuntu 14.04", "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);

if (get_one_kb_item("Host/ksplice/kernel-cves"))
{
  rm_kb_item(name:"Host/uptrack-uname-r");
  cve_list = make_list("CVE-2016-7914", "CVE-2017-7261", "CVE-2017-7273", "CVE-2017-7487", "CVE-2017-7495", "CVE-2017-7616");
  if (ksplice_cves_check(cve_list))
  {
    audit(AUDIT_PATCH_INSTALLED, "KSplice hotfix for USN-3406-1");
  }
  else
  {
    _ubuntu_report = ksplice_reporting_text();
  }
}

flag = 0;

if (ubuntu_check(osver:"14.04", pkgname:"linux-image-3.13.0-129-generic", pkgver:"3.13.0-129.178")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"14.04", pkgname:"linux-image-3.13.0-129-generic-lpae", pkgver:"3.13.0-129.178")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"14.04", pkgname:"linux-image-3.13.0-129-lowlatency", pkgver:"3.13.0-129.178")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"14.04", pkgname:"linux-image-generic", pkgver:"3.13.0.129.138")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"14.04", pkgname:"linux-image-generic-lpae", pkgver:"3.13.0.129.138")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"14.04", pkgname:"linux-image-lowlatency", pkgver:"3.13.0.129.138")) 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");
}