Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : linux-lts-xenial, linux-aws vulnerabilities (USN-3582-2) (Spectre)

2018-02-23T00:00:00
ID UBUNTU_USN-3582-2.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2018-2019 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2018-2019 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
Modified 2020-11-02T00:00:00

Description

USN-3582-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. This update provides the corresponding updates for the Linux Hardware Enablement (HWE) kernel from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

Mohamed Ghannam discovered that the IPv4 raw socket implementation in the Linux kernel contained a race condition leading to uninitialized pointer usage. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-17712)

Laurent Guerby discovered that the mbcache feature in the ext2 and ext4 filesystems in the Linux kernel improperly handled xattr block caching. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2015-8952)

Vitaly Mayatskikh discovered that the SCSI subsystem in the Linux kernel did not properly track reference counts when merging buffers. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (memory exhaustion). (CVE-2017-12190)

ChunYu Wang discovered that a use-after-free vulnerability existed in the SCTP protocol implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code, (CVE-2017-15115)

Mohamed Ghannam discovered a use-after-free vulnerability in the DCCP protocol implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-8824)

USN-3540-2 mitigated CVE-2017-5715 (Spectre Variant 2) for the amd64 architecture in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. This update provides the compiler-based retpoline kernel mitigation for the amd64 and i386 architectures.

Jann Horn discovered that microprocessors utilizing speculative execution and branch prediction may allow unauthorized memory reads via sidechannel attacks. This flaw is known as Spectre. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information, including kernel memory. (CVE-2017-5715).

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.

                                        
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#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were
# extracted from Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3582-2. 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(106973);
  script_version("3.10");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2019/09/18 12:31:48");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2015-8952", "CVE-2017-12190", "CVE-2017-15115", "CVE-2017-17712", "CVE-2017-5715", "CVE-2017-8824");
  script_xref(name:"USN", value:"3582-2");
  script_xref(name:"IAVA", value:"2018-A-0020");

  script_name(english:"Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : linux-lts-xenial, linux-aws vulnerabilities (USN-3582-2) (Spectre)");
  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-3582-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel for Ubuntu 16.04
LTS. This update provides the corresponding updates for the Linux
Hardware Enablement (HWE) kernel from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS for Ubuntu
14.04 LTS.

Mohamed Ghannam discovered that the IPv4 raw socket implementation in
the Linux kernel contained a race condition leading to uninitialized
pointer usage. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of
service or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-17712)

Laurent Guerby discovered that the mbcache feature in the ext2 and
ext4 filesystems in the Linux kernel improperly handled xattr block
caching. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service.
(CVE-2015-8952)

Vitaly Mayatskikh discovered that the SCSI subsystem in the Linux
kernel did not properly track reference counts when merging buffers. A
local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (memory
exhaustion). (CVE-2017-12190)

ChunYu Wang discovered that a use-after-free vulnerability existed in
the SCTP protocol implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker
could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly
execute arbitrary code, (CVE-2017-15115)

Mohamed Ghannam discovered a use-after-free vulnerability in the DCCP
protocol implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could
use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly
execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-8824)

USN-3540-2 mitigated CVE-2017-5715 (Spectre Variant 2) for the amd64
architecture in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. This update provides the
compiler-based retpoline kernel mitigation for the amd64 and i386
architectures. 

Jann Horn discovered that microprocessors utilizing speculative
execution and branch prediction may allow unauthorized memory reads
via sidechannel attacks. This flaw is known as Spectre. A local
attacker could use this to expose sensitive information, including
kernel memory. (CVE-2017-5715).

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/3582-2/"
  );
  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: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:"exploitability_ease", value:"Exploits are available");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_available", value:"true");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploited_by_malware", value:"true");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4-aws");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4-generic");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4-generic-lpae");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4-lowlatency");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-aws");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-generic-lpae-lts-xenial");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-generic-lts-xenial");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-lowlatency-lts-xenial");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2016/10/16");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2018/02/22");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2018/02/23");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"in_the_news", value:"true");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"generated_plugin", value:"current");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"stig_severity", value:"I");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2018-2019 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2018-2019 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-2015-8952", "CVE-2017-12190", "CVE-2017-15115", "CVE-2017-17712", "CVE-2017-5715", "CVE-2017-8824");
  if (ksplice_cves_check(cve_list))
  {
    audit(AUDIT_PATCH_INSTALLED, "KSplice hotfix for USN-3582-2");
  }
  else
  {
    _ubuntu_report = ksplice_reporting_text();
  }
}

flag = 0;

if (ubuntu_check(osver:"14.04", pkgname:"linux-image-4.4.0-1014-aws", pkgver:"4.4.0-1014.14")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"14.04", pkgname:"linux-image-4.4.0-116-generic", pkgver:"4.4.0-116.140~14.04.1")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"14.04", pkgname:"linux-image-4.4.0-116-generic-lpae", pkgver:"4.4.0-116.140~14.04.1")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"14.04", pkgname:"linux-image-4.4.0-116-lowlatency", pkgver:"4.4.0-116.140~14.04.1")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"14.04", pkgname:"linux-image-aws", pkgver:"4.4.0.1014.14")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"14.04", pkgname:"linux-image-generic-lpae-lts-xenial", pkgver:"4.4.0.116.98")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"14.04", pkgname:"linux-image-generic-lts-xenial", pkgver:"4.4.0.116.98")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"14.04", pkgname:"linux-image-lowlatency-lts-xenial", pkgver:"4.4.0.116.98")) 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-4.4-aws / linux-image-4.4-generic / etc");
}