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HistorySep 03, 2019 - 12:00 a.m.

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS : Linux kernel vulnerabilities (USN-4116-1)

2019-09-0300:00:00
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The remote Ubuntu 16.04 LTS host has a package installed that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the USN-4116-1 advisory.

  • An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel before 4.18.7. In block/blk-core.c, there is an
    __blk_drain_queue() use-after-free because a certain error case is mishandled. (CVE-2018-20856)

  • In the Linux kernel before 5.1.7, a device can be tracked by an attacker using the IP ID values the kernel produces for connection-less protocols (e.g., UDP and ICMP). When such traffic is sent to multiple destination IP addresses, it is possible to obtain hash collisions (of indices to the counter array) and thereby obtain the hashing key (via enumeration). An attack may be conducted by hosting a crafted web page that uses WebRTC or gQUIC to force UDP traffic to attacker-controlled IP addresses. (CVE-2019-10638)

  • In the Linux kernel through 5.2.1 on the powerpc platform, when hardware transactional memory is disabled, a local user can cause a denial of service (TM Bad Thing exception and system crash) via a sigreturn() system call that sends a crafted signal frame. This affects arch/powerpc/kernel/signal_32.c and arch/powerpc/kernel/signal_64.c. (CVE-2019-13648)

  • In the Linux kernel before 5.2.3, set_geometry in drivers/block/floppy.c does not validate the sect and head fields, as demonstrated by an integer overflow and out-of-bounds read. It can be triggered by an unprivileged local user when a floppy disk has been inserted. NOTE: QEMU creates the floppy device by default. (CVE-2019-14283)

  • In the Linux kernel before 5.2.3, drivers/block/floppy.c allows a denial of service by setup_format_params division-by-zero. Two consecutive ioctls can trigger the bug: the first one should set the drive geometry with .sect and .rate values that make F_SECT_PER_TRACK be zero. Next, the floppy format operation should be called. It can be triggered by an unprivileged local user even when a floppy disk has not been inserted. NOTE: QEMU creates the floppy device by default. (CVE-2019-14284)

  • An infinite loop issue was found in the vhost_net kernel module in Linux Kernel up to and including v5.1-rc6, while handling incoming packets in handle_rx(). It could occur if one end sends packets faster than the other end can process them. A guest user, maybe remote one, could use this flaw to stall the vhost_net kernel thread, resulting in a DoS scenario. (CVE-2019-3900)

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-4116-1. 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(128476);
  script_version("1.10");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_modification_date", value:"2024/01/09");

  script_cve_id(
    "CVE-2018-20856",
    "CVE-2019-10638",
    "CVE-2019-13648",
    "CVE-2019-14283",
    "CVE-2019-14284",
    "CVE-2019-3900"
  );
  script_xref(name:"USN", value:"4116-1");
  script_xref(name:"CEA-ID", value:"CEA-2021-0025");

  script_name(english:"Ubuntu 16.04 LTS : Linux kernel vulnerabilities (USN-4116-1)");

  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-4116-1 advisory.

  - An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel before 4.18.7. In block/blk-core.c, there is an
    __blk_drain_queue() use-after-free because a certain error case is mishandled. (CVE-2018-20856)

  - In the Linux kernel before 5.1.7, a device can be tracked by an attacker using the IP ID values the kernel
    produces for connection-less protocols (e.g., UDP and ICMP). When such traffic is sent to multiple
    destination IP addresses, it is possible to obtain hash collisions (of indices to the counter array) and
    thereby obtain the hashing key (via enumeration). An attack may be conducted by hosting a crafted web page
    that uses WebRTC or gQUIC to force UDP traffic to attacker-controlled IP addresses. (CVE-2019-10638)

  - In the Linux kernel through 5.2.1 on the powerpc platform, when hardware transactional memory is disabled,
    a local user can cause a denial of service (TM Bad Thing exception and system crash) via a sigreturn()
    system call that sends a crafted signal frame. This affects arch/powerpc/kernel/signal_32.c and
    arch/powerpc/kernel/signal_64.c. (CVE-2019-13648)

  - In the Linux kernel before 5.2.3, set_geometry in drivers/block/floppy.c does not validate the sect and
    head fields, as demonstrated by an integer overflow and out-of-bounds read. It can be triggered by an
    unprivileged local user when a floppy disk has been inserted. NOTE: QEMU creates the floppy device by
    default. (CVE-2019-14283)

  - In the Linux kernel before 5.2.3, drivers/block/floppy.c allows a denial of service by setup_format_params
    division-by-zero. Two consecutive ioctls can trigger the bug: the first one should set the drive geometry
    with .sect and .rate values that make F_SECT_PER_TRACK be zero. Next, the floppy format operation should
    be called. It can be triggered by an unprivileged local user even when a floppy disk has not been
    inserted. NOTE: QEMU creates the floppy device by default. (CVE-2019-14284)

  - An infinite loop issue was found in the vhost_net kernel module in Linux Kernel up to and including
    v5.1-rc6, while handling incoming packets in handle_rx(). It could occur if one end sends packets faster
    than the other end can process them. A guest user, maybe remote one, could use this flaw to stall the
    vhost_net kernel thread, resulting in a DoS scenario. (CVE-2019-3900)

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-4116-1");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"solution", value:
"Update the affected kernel package.");
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P");
  script_set_cvss_temporal_vector("CVSS2#E:F/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:F/RL:O/RC:C");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cvss_score_source", value:"CVE-2019-14283");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cvss3_score_source", value:"CVE-2018-20856");

  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:"2019/04/25");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2019/09/02");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2019/09/03");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4.0-1056-kvm");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4.0-1092-aws");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4.0-1120-raspi2");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4.0-1124-snapdragon");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4.0-161-generic");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4.0-161-generic-lpae");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4.0-161-lowlatency");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4.0-161-powerpc-e500mc");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4.0-161-powerpc-smp");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4.0-161-powerpc64-emb");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4.0-161-powerpc64-smp");
  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) 2019-2024 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2019-2024 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': {
    '4.4.0': {
      'generic': '4.4.0-161',
      'generic-lpae': '4.4.0-161',
      'lowlatency': '4.4.0-161',
      'powerpc-e500mc': '4.4.0-161',
      'powerpc-smp': '4.4.0-161',
      'powerpc64-emb': '4.4.0-161',
      'powerpc64-smp': '4.4.0-161',
      'kvm': '4.4.0-1056',
      'aws': '4.4.0-1092',
      'raspi2': '4.4.0-1120',
      'snapdragon': '4.4.0-1124'
    }
  }
};

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-4116-1');
}

if (get_one_kb_item('Host/ksplice/kernel-cves'))
{
  var cve_list = make_list('CVE-2018-20856', 'CVE-2019-3900', 'CVE-2019-10638', 'CVE-2019-13648', 'CVE-2019-14283', 'CVE-2019-14284');
  if (ksplice_cves_check(cve_list))
  {
    audit(AUDIT_PATCH_INSTALLED, 'KSplice hotfix for USN-4116-1');
  }
  else
  {
    extra = extra + ksplice_reporting_text();
  }
}
if (extra) {
  security_report_v4(
    port       : 0,
    severity   : SECURITY_WARNING,
    extra      : extra
  );
  exit(0);
}
VendorProductVersionCPE
canonicalubuntu_linuxlinux-image-4.4.0-1056-kvmp-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4.0-1056-kvm
canonicalubuntu_linuxlinux-image-4.4.0-1092-awsp-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4.0-1092-aws
canonicalubuntu_linuxlinux-image-4.4.0-1120-raspi2p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4.0-1120-raspi2
canonicalubuntu_linuxlinux-image-4.4.0-1124-snapdragonp-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4.0-1124-snapdragon
canonicalubuntu_linuxlinux-image-4.4.0-161-genericp-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4.0-161-generic
canonicalubuntu_linuxlinux-image-4.4.0-161-generic-lpaep-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4.0-161-generic-lpae
canonicalubuntu_linuxlinux-image-4.4.0-161-lowlatencyp-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4.0-161-lowlatency
canonicalubuntu_linuxlinux-image-4.4.0-161-powerpc-e500mcp-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4.0-161-powerpc-e500mc
canonicalubuntu_linuxlinux-image-4.4.0-161-powerpc-smpp-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4.0-161-powerpc-smp
canonicalubuntu_linuxlinux-image-4.4.0-161-powerpc64-embp-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4.0-161-powerpc64-emb
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