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

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS : Linux kernel (HWE) vulnerabilities (USN-3653-2)

2018-05-2300:00:00
Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2018-2024 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2018-2024 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
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88

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

8.5 High

AI Score

Confidence

High

0.003 Low

EPSS

Percentile

65.2%

The remote Ubuntu 16.04 LTS host has a package installed that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the USN-3653-2 advisory.

  • The __netlink_deliver_tap_skb function in net/netlink/af_netlink.c in the Linux kernel through 4.14.4, when CONFIG_NLMON is enabled, does not restrict observations of Netlink messages to a single net namespace, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information by leveraging the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability to sniff an nlmon interface for all Netlink activity on the system. (CVE-2017-17449)

  • Use-after-free in the usbtv_probe function in drivers/media/usb/usbtv/usbtv-core.c in the Linux kernel through 4.14.10 allows attackers to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact by triggering failure of audio registration, because a kfree of the usbtv data structure occurs during a usbtv_video_free call, but the usbtv_video_fail label’s code attempts to both access and free this data structure. (CVE-2017-17975)

  • The dm_get_from_kobject function in drivers/md/dm.c in the Linux kernel before 4.14.3 allow local users to cause a denial of service (BUG) by leveraging a race condition with __dm_destroy during creation and removal of DM devices. (CVE-2017-18203)

  • The madvise_willneed function in mm/madvise.c in the Linux kernel before 4.14.4 allows local users to cause a denial of service (infinite loop) by triggering use of MADVISE_WILLNEED for a DAX mapping.
    (CVE-2017-18208)

  • Systems with microprocessors utilizing speculative execution and speculative execution of memory reads before the addresses of all prior memory writes are known may allow unauthorized disclosure of information to an attacker with local user access via a side-channel analysis, aka Speculative Store Bypass (SSB), Variant 4. (CVE-2018-3639)

  • Incorrect buffer length handling in the ncp_read_kernel function in fs/ncpfs/ncplib_kernel.c in the Linux kernel through 4.15.11, and in drivers/staging/ncpfs/ncplib_kernel.c in the Linux kernel 4.16-rc through 4.16-rc6, could be exploited by malicious NCPFS servers to crash the kernel or execute code.
    (CVE-2018-8822)

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

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#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were
# extracted from Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3653-2. 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(110047);
  script_version("1.15");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_modification_date", value:"2024/01/09");

  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:"3653-2");

  script_name(english:"Ubuntu 16.04 LTS : Linux kernel (HWE) vulnerabilities (USN-3653-2)");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"synopsis", value:
"The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security updates.");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"description", value:
"The remote Ubuntu 16.04 LTS host has a package installed that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in
the USN-3653-2 advisory.

  - The __netlink_deliver_tap_skb function in net/netlink/af_netlink.c in the Linux kernel through 4.14.4,
    when CONFIG_NLMON is enabled, does not restrict observations of Netlink messages to a single net
    namespace, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information by leveraging the CAP_NET_ADMIN
    capability to sniff an nlmon interface for all Netlink activity on the system. (CVE-2017-17449)

  - Use-after-free in the usbtv_probe function in drivers/media/usb/usbtv/usbtv-core.c in the Linux kernel
    through 4.14.10 allows attackers to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly have unspecified
    other impact by triggering failure of audio registration, because a kfree of the usbtv data structure
    occurs during a usbtv_video_free call, but the usbtv_video_fail label's code attempts to both access and
    free this data structure. (CVE-2017-17975)

  - The dm_get_from_kobject function in drivers/md/dm.c in the Linux kernel before 4.14.3 allow local users to
    cause a denial of service (BUG) by leveraging a race condition with __dm_destroy during creation and
    removal of DM devices. (CVE-2017-18203)

  - The madvise_willneed function in mm/madvise.c in the Linux kernel before 4.14.4 allows local users to
    cause a denial of service (infinite loop) by triggering use of MADVISE_WILLNEED for a DAX mapping.
    (CVE-2017-18208)

  - Systems with microprocessors utilizing speculative execution and speculative execution of memory reads
    before the addresses of all prior memory writes are known may allow unauthorized disclosure of information
    to an attacker with local user access via a side-channel analysis, aka Speculative Store Bypass (SSB),
    Variant 4. (CVE-2018-3639)

  - Incorrect buffer length handling in the ncp_read_kernel function in fs/ncpfs/ncplib_kernel.c in the Linux
    kernel through 4.15.11, and in drivers/staging/ncpfs/ncplib_kernel.c in the Linux kernel 4.16-rc through
    4.16-rc6, could be exploited by malicious NCPFS servers to crash the kernel or execute code.
    (CVE-2018-8822)

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues 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-3653-2");
  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: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:"cvss_score_source", value:"CVE-2018-8822");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploitability_ease", value:"Exploits are available");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_available", value:"true");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"in_the_news", value:"true");

  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:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.13.0-1017-gcp");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.13.0-1018-azure");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.13.0-1028-oem");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.13.0-43-generic");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.13.0-43-generic-lpae");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.13.0-43-lowlatency");
  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) 2018-2024 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2018-2024 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': {
    '4.13.0': {
      'generic': '4.13.0-43',
      'generic-lpae': '4.13.0-43',
      'lowlatency': '4.13.0-43',
      'gcp': '4.13.0-1017',
      'azure': '4.13.0-1018',
      'oem': '4.13.0-1028'
    }
  }
};

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-3653-2');
}

if (get_one_kb_item('Host/ksplice/kernel-cves'))
{
  var 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-3653-2');
  }
  else
  {
    extra = extra + ksplice_reporting_text();
  }
}
if (extra) {
  security_report_v4(
    port       : 0,
    severity   : SECURITY_HOLE,
    extra      : extra
  );
  exit(0);
}
VendorProductVersionCPE
canonicalubuntu_linuxlinux-image-4.13.0-1017-gcpp-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.13.0-1017-gcp
canonicalubuntu_linuxlinux-image-4.13.0-1018-azurep-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.13.0-1018-azure
canonicalubuntu_linuxlinux-image-4.13.0-1028-oemp-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.13.0-1028-oem
canonicalubuntu_linuxlinux-image-4.13.0-43-genericp-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.13.0-43-generic
canonicalubuntu_linuxlinux-image-4.13.0-43-generic-lpaep-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.13.0-43-generic-lpae
canonicalubuntu_linuxlinux-image-4.13.0-43-lowlatencyp-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.13.0-43-lowlatency
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

8.5 High

AI Score

Confidence

High

0.003 Low

EPSS

Percentile

65.2%