Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : Linux kernel (Xenial HWE) vulnerabilities (USN-3741-2) (Foreshadow)

2018-08-15T00:00:00
ID UBUNTU_USN-3741-2.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2018-2020 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2018-2020 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
Modified 2018-08-15T00:00:00

Description

USN-3741-1 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.

It was discovered that memory present in the L1 data cache of an Intel CPU core may be exposed to a malicious process that is executing on the CPU core. This vulnerability is also known as L1 Terminal Fault (L1TF). A local attacker in a guest virtual machine could use this to expose sensitive information (memory from other guests or the host OS). (CVE-2018-3646)

It was discovered that memory present in the L1 data cache of an Intel CPU core may be exposed to a malicious process that is executing on the CPU core. This vulnerability is also known as L1 Terminal Fault (L1TF). A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information (memory from the kernel or other processes). (CVE-2018-3620)

Juha-Matti Tilli discovered that the TCP implementation in the Linux kernel performed algorithmically expensive operations in some situations when handling incoming packets. A remote attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2018-5390)

Juha-Matti Tilli discovered that the IP implementation in the Linux kernel performed algorithmically expensive operations in some situations when handling incoming packet fragments. A remote attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2018-5391).

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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# extracted from Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3741-2. The text 
# itself is copyright (C) Canonical, Inc. See 
# <http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/>. Ubuntu(R) is a registered 
# trademark of Canonical, Inc.
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include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(111752);
  script_version("1.10");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_modification_date", value:"2020/09/17");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2018-3620", "CVE-2018-3646", "CVE-2018-5390", "CVE-2018-5391");
  script_xref(name:"USN", value:"3741-2");

  script_name(english:"Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : Linux kernel (Xenial HWE) vulnerabilities (USN-3741-2) (Foreshadow)");
  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-3741-1 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.

It was discovered that memory present in the L1 data cache of an Intel
CPU core may be exposed to a malicious process that is executing on
the CPU core. This vulnerability is also known as L1 Terminal Fault
(L1TF). A local attacker in a guest virtual machine could use this to
expose sensitive information (memory from other guests or the host
OS). (CVE-2018-3646)

It was discovered that memory present in the L1 data cache of an Intel
CPU core may be exposed to a malicious process that is executing on
the CPU core. This vulnerability is also known as L1 Terminal Fault
(L1TF). A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive
information (memory from the kernel or other processes).
(CVE-2018-3620)

Juha-Matti Tilli discovered that the TCP implementation in the Linux
kernel performed algorithmically expensive operations in some
situations when handling incoming packets. A remote attacker could use
this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2018-5390)

Juha-Matti Tilli discovered that the IP implementation in the Linux
kernel performed algorithmically expensive operations in some
situations when handling incoming packet fragments. A remote attacker
could use this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2018-5391).

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/3741-2/"
  );
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"solution", value:"Update the affected packages.");
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C");
  script_set_cvss3_base_vector("CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
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  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:"2018/08/06");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2018/08/14");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2018/08/15");
  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) 2018-2020 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2018-2020 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-2018-3620", "CVE-2018-3646", "CVE-2018-5390", "CVE-2018-5391");
  if (ksplice_cves_check(cve_list))
  {
    audit(AUDIT_PATCH_INSTALLED, "KSplice hotfix for USN-3741-2");
  }
  else
  {
    _ubuntu_report = ksplice_reporting_text();
  }
}

flag = 0;

if (ubuntu_check(osver:"14.04", pkgname:"linux-image-4.4.0-1027-aws", pkgver:"4.4.0-1027.30")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"14.04", pkgname:"linux-image-4.4.0-133-generic", pkgver:"4.4.0-133.159~14.04.1")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"14.04", pkgname:"linux-image-4.4.0-133-generic-lpae", pkgver:"4.4.0-133.159~14.04.1")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"14.04", pkgname:"linux-image-4.4.0-133-lowlatency", pkgver:"4.4.0-133.159~14.04.1")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"14.04", pkgname:"linux-image-aws", pkgver:"4.4.0.1027.27")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"14.04", pkgname:"linux-image-generic-lpae-lts-xenial", pkgver:"4.4.0.133.113")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"14.04", pkgname:"linux-image-generic-lts-xenial", pkgver:"4.4.0.133.113")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"14.04", pkgname:"linux-image-lowlatency-lts-xenial", pkgver:"4.4.0.133.113")) 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");
}