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HistoryMay 23, 2018 - 12:00 a.m.

Ubuntu 17.10 : Linux kernel vulnerabilities (USN-3653-1) (Spectre)

2018-05-2300:00:00
Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2018-2023 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2018-2023 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
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17

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

0.003 Low

EPSS

Percentile

65.2%

Jann Horn and Ken Johnson discovered that microprocessors utilizing speculative execution of a memory read may allow unauthorized memory reads via a sidechannel attack. This flaw is known as Spectre Variant 4. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information, including kernel memory. (CVE-2018-3639)

It was discovered that the netlink subsystem in the Linux kernel did not properly restrict observations of netlink messages to the appropriate net namespace. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information (kernel netlink traffic). (CVE-2017-17449)

Tuba Yavuz discovered that a double-free error existed in the USBTV007 driver of the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2017-17975)

It was discovered that a race condition existed in the Device Mapper component of the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2017-18203)

It was discovered that an infinite loop could occur in the madvise(2) implementation in the Linux kernel in certain circumstances. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system hang).
(CVE-2017-18208)

Silvio Cesare discovered a buffer overwrite existed in the NCPFS implementation in the Linux kernel. A remote attacker controlling a malicious NCPFS server could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-8822).

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-3653-1. 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(110046);
  script_version("1.13");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_modification_date", value:"2023/05/11");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2017-17449", "CVE-2017-17975", "CVE-2017-18203", "CVE-2017-18208", "CVE-2018-3639", "CVE-2018-8822");
  script_xref(name:"USN", value:"3653-1");

  script_name(english:"Ubuntu 17.10 : Linux kernel vulnerabilities (USN-3653-1) (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:
"Jann Horn and Ken Johnson discovered that microprocessors utilizing
speculative execution of a memory read may allow unauthorized memory
reads via a sidechannel attack. This flaw is known as Spectre Variant
4. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information,
including kernel memory. (CVE-2018-3639)

It was discovered that the netlink subsystem in the Linux kernel did
not properly restrict observations of netlink messages to the
appropriate net namespace. A local attacker could use this to expose
sensitive information (kernel netlink traffic). (CVE-2017-17449)

Tuba Yavuz discovered that a double-free error existed in the USBTV007
driver of the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a
denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2017-17975)

It was discovered that a race condition existed in the Device Mapper
component of the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to
cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2017-18203)

It was discovered that an infinite loop could occur in the madvise(2)
implementation in the Linux kernel in certain circumstances. A local
attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system hang).
(CVE-2017-18208)

Silvio Cesare discovered a buffer overwrite existed in the NCPFS
implementation in the Linux kernel. A remote attacker controlling a
malicious NCPFS server could use this to cause a denial of service
(system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-8822).

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/3653-1/"
  );
  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:POC/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:P/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:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.13-generic");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.13-generic-lpae");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.13-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:17.10");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2017/12/07");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2018/05/22");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2018/05/23");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"in_the_news", value:"true");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"generated_plugin", value:"current");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2018-2023 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2018-2023 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);
var release = get_kb_item("Host/Ubuntu/release");
if ( isnull(release) ) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Ubuntu");
release = chomp(release);
if (! preg(pattern:"^(17\.10)$", string:release)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Ubuntu 17.10", "Ubuntu " + 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);

if (get_one_kb_item("Host/ksplice/kernel-cves"))
{
  rm_kb_item(name:"Host/uptrack-uname-r");
  cve_list = make_list("CVE-2017-17449", "CVE-2017-17975", "CVE-2017-18203", "CVE-2017-18208", "CVE-2018-3639", "CVE-2018-8822");
  if (ksplice_cves_check(cve_list))
  {
    audit(AUDIT_PATCH_INSTALLED, "KSplice hotfix for USN-3653-1");
  }
  else
  {
    _ubuntu_report = ksplice_reporting_text();
  }
}

var flag = 0;

if (ubuntu_check(osver:"17.10", pkgname:"linux-image-4.13.0-43-generic", pkgver:"4.13.0-43.48")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"17.10", pkgname:"linux-image-4.13.0-43-generic-lpae", pkgver:"4.13.0-43.48")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"17.10", pkgname:"linux-image-4.13.0-43-lowlatency", pkgver:"4.13.0-43.48")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"17.10", pkgname:"linux-image-generic", pkgver:"4.13.0.43.46")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"17.10", pkgname:"linux-image-generic-lpae", pkgver:"4.13.0.43.46")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"17.10", pkgname:"linux-image-lowlatency", pkgver:"4.13.0.43.46")) flag++;

if (flag)
{
  security_report_v4(
    port       : 0,
    severity   : SECURITY_HOLE,
    extra      : ubuntu_report_get()
  );
  exit(0);
}
else
{
  var tested = ubuntu_pkg_tests_get();
  if (tested) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_NOT_AFFECTED, tested);
  else audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_NOT_INSTALLED, "linux-image-4.13-generic / linux-image-4.13-generic-lpae / etc");
}
VendorProductVersionCPE
canonicalubuntu_linuxlinux-image-4.13-genericp-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.13-generic
canonicalubuntu_linuxlinux-image-4.13-generic-lpaep-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.13-generic-lpae
canonicalubuntu_linuxlinux-image-4.13-lowlatencyp-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.13-lowlatency
canonicalubuntu_linuxlinux-image-genericp-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-generic
canonicalubuntu_linuxlinux-image-generic-lpaep-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-generic-lpae
canonicalubuntu_linuxlinux-image-lowlatencyp-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-lowlatency
canonicalubuntu_linux17.10cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:17.10

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

0.003 Low

EPSS

Percentile

65.2%