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HistoryNov 15, 2018 - 12:00 a.m.

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : Linux kernel (Xenial HWE) vulnerabilities (USN-3821-2)

2018-11-1500:00:00
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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CVSS2

7.1

Attack Vector

NETWORK

Attack Complexity

MEDIUM

Authentication

NONE

Confidentiality Impact

NONE

Integrity Impact

NONE

Availability Impact

COMPLETE

AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

CVSS3

5.5

Attack Vector

LOCAL

Attack Complexity

LOW

Privileges Required

NONE

User Interaction

REQUIRED

Scope

UNCHANGED

Confidentiality Impact

NONE

Integrity Impact

NONE

Availability Impact

HIGH

CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

AI Score

7.5

Confidence

High

EPSS

0.002

Percentile

64.8%

The remote Ubuntu 14.04 LTS host has a package installed that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the USN-3821-2 advisory.

  • Linux kernel is vulnerable to a stack-out-of-bounds write in the ext4 filesystem code when mounting and writing to a crafted ext4 image in ext4_update_inline_data(). An attacker could use this to cause a system crash and a denial of service. (CVE-2018-10880)

  • The alarm_timer_nsleep function in kernel/time/alarmtimer.c in the Linux kernel through 4.17.3 has an integer overflow via a large relative timeout because ktime_add_safe is not used. (CVE-2018-13053)

  • An issue was discovered in fs/f2fs/super.c in the Linux kernel through 4.14. A denial of service (out-of- bounds memory access and BUG) can occur upon encountering an abnormal bitmap size when mounting a crafted f2fs image. (CVE-2018-13096)

  • An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel through 4.17.10. There is an invalid pointer dereference in
    __del_reloc_root() in fs/btrfs/relocation.c when mounting a crafted btrfs image, related to removing reloc rb_trees when reloc control has not been initialized. (CVE-2018-14609)

  • An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel through 4.17.10. There is a NULL pointer dereference and panic in hfsplus_lookup() in fs/hfsplus/dir.c when opening a file (that is purportedly a hard link) in an hfs+ filesystem that has malformed catalog data, and is mounted read-only without a metadata directory.
    (CVE-2018-14617)

  • An issue was discovered in the proc_pid_stack function in fs/proc/base.c in the Linux kernel through 4.18.11. It does not ensure that only root may inspect the kernel stack of an arbitrary task, allowing a local attacker to exploit racy stack unwinding and leak kernel task stack contents. (CVE-2018-17972)

  • arch/arm64/kvm/guest.c in KVM in the Linux kernel before 4.18.12 on the arm64 platform mishandles the KVM_SET_ON_REG ioctl. This is exploitable by attackers who can create virtual machines. An attacker can arbitrarily redirect the hypervisor flow of control (with full register control). An attacker can also cause a denial of service (hypervisor panic) via an illegal exception return. This occurs because of insufficient restrictions on userspace access to the core register file, and because PSTATE.M validation does not prevent unintended execution modes. (CVE-2018-18021)

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

#
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were
# extracted from Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3821-2. 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(118972);
  script_version("1.11");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_modification_date", value:"2024/01/09");

  script_cve_id(
    "CVE-2018-10880",
    "CVE-2018-13053",
    "CVE-2018-13096",
    "CVE-2018-14609",
    "CVE-2018-14617",
    "CVE-2018-17972",
    "CVE-2018-18021"
  );
  script_xref(name:"USN", value:"3821-2");

  script_name(english:"Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : Linux kernel (Xenial HWE) vulnerabilities (USN-3821-2)");

  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 14.04 LTS host has a package installed that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in
the USN-3821-2 advisory.

  - Linux kernel is vulnerable to a stack-out-of-bounds write in the ext4 filesystem code when mounting and
    writing to a crafted ext4 image in ext4_update_inline_data(). An attacker could use this to cause a system
    crash and a denial of service. (CVE-2018-10880)

  - The alarm_timer_nsleep function in kernel/time/alarmtimer.c in the Linux kernel through 4.17.3 has an
    integer overflow via a large relative timeout because ktime_add_safe is not used. (CVE-2018-13053)

  - An issue was discovered in fs/f2fs/super.c in the Linux kernel through 4.14. A denial of service (out-of-
    bounds memory access and BUG) can occur upon encountering an abnormal bitmap size when mounting a crafted
    f2fs image. (CVE-2018-13096)

  - An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel through 4.17.10. There is an invalid pointer dereference in
    __del_reloc_root() in fs/btrfs/relocation.c when mounting a crafted btrfs image, related to removing reloc
    rb_trees when reloc control has not been initialized. (CVE-2018-14609)

  - An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel through 4.17.10. There is a NULL pointer dereference and panic
    in hfsplus_lookup() in fs/hfsplus/dir.c when opening a file (that is purportedly a hard link) in an hfs+
    filesystem that has malformed catalog data, and is mounted read-only without a metadata directory.
    (CVE-2018-14617)

  - An issue was discovered in the proc_pid_stack function in fs/proc/base.c in the Linux kernel through
    4.18.11. It does not ensure that only root may inspect the kernel stack of an arbitrary task, allowing a
    local attacker to exploit racy stack unwinding and leak kernel task stack contents. (CVE-2018-17972)

  - arch/arm64/kvm/guest.c in KVM in the Linux kernel before 4.18.12 on the arm64 platform mishandles the
    KVM_SET_ON_REG ioctl. This is exploitable by attackers who can create virtual machines. An attacker can
    arbitrarily redirect the hypervisor flow of control (with full register control). An attacker can also
    cause a denial of service (hypervisor panic) via an illegal exception return. This occurs because of
    insufficient restrictions on userspace access to the core register file, and because PSTATE.M validation
    does not prevent unintended execution modes. (CVE-2018-18021)

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-3821-2");
  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:N/A:N");
  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:N/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-2018-17972");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cvss3_score_source", value:"CVE-2018-18021");

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

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2018/07/02");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2018/11/14");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2018/11/15");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4.0-1034-aws");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4.0-139-generic");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4.0-139-generic-lpae");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4.0-139-lowlatency");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4.0-139-powerpc-e500mc");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4.0-139-powerpc-smp");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4.0-139-powerpc64-emb");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4.0-139-powerpc64-smp");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04:-: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 (! ('14.04' >< os_release)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, 'Ubuntu 14.04', '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 = {
  '14.04': {
    '4.4.0': {
      'generic': '4.4.0-139',
      'generic-lpae': '4.4.0-139',
      'lowlatency': '4.4.0-139',
      'powerpc-e500mc': '4.4.0-139',
      'powerpc-smp': '4.4.0-139',
      'powerpc64-emb': '4.4.0-139',
      'powerpc64-smp': '4.4.0-139',
      'aws': '4.4.0-1034'
    }
  }
};

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-3821-2');
}

if (get_one_kb_item('Host/ksplice/kernel-cves'))
{
  var cve_list = make_list('CVE-2018-10880', 'CVE-2018-13053', 'CVE-2018-13096', 'CVE-2018-14609', 'CVE-2018-14617', 'CVE-2018-17972', 'CVE-2018-18021');
  if (ksplice_cves_check(cve_list))
  {
    audit(AUDIT_PATCH_INSTALLED, 'KSplice hotfix for USN-3821-2');
  }
  else
  {
    extra = extra + ksplice_reporting_text();
  }
}
if (extra) {
  security_report_v4(
    port       : 0,
    severity   : SECURITY_WARNING,
    extra      : extra
  );
  exit(0);
}
VendorProductVersionCPE
canonicalubuntu_linuxlinux-image-4.4.0-1034-awsp-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4.0-1034-aws
canonicalubuntu_linuxlinux-image-4.4.0-139-genericp-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4.0-139-generic
canonicalubuntu_linuxlinux-image-4.4.0-139-generic-lpaep-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4.0-139-generic-lpae
canonicalubuntu_linuxlinux-image-4.4.0-139-lowlatencyp-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4.0-139-lowlatency
canonicalubuntu_linuxlinux-image-4.4.0-139-powerpc-e500mcp-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4.0-139-powerpc-e500mc
canonicalubuntu_linuxlinux-image-4.4.0-139-powerpc-smpp-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4.0-139-powerpc-smp
canonicalubuntu_linuxlinux-image-4.4.0-139-powerpc64-embp-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4.0-139-powerpc64-emb
canonicalubuntu_linuxlinux-image-4.4.0-139-powerpc64-smpp-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4.0-139-powerpc64-smp
canonicalubuntu_linux14.04cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04:-:lts

CVSS2

7.1

Attack Vector

NETWORK

Attack Complexity

MEDIUM

Authentication

NONE

Confidentiality Impact

NONE

Integrity Impact

NONE

Availability Impact

COMPLETE

AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

CVSS3

5.5

Attack Vector

LOCAL

Attack Complexity

LOW

Privileges Required

NONE

User Interaction

REQUIRED

Scope

UNCHANGED

Confidentiality Impact

NONE

Integrity Impact

NONE

Availability Impact

HIGH

CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

AI Score

7.5

Confidence

High

EPSS

0.002

Percentile

64.8%