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

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS : Linux kernel vulnerabilities (USN-4209-1)

2019-12-0300:00:00
Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2019-2024 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2019-2024 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
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The remote Ubuntu 18.04 LTS host has a package installed that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the USN-4209-1 advisory.

  • Overlayfs in the Linux kernel and shiftfs, a non-upstream patch to the Linux kernel included in the Ubuntu 5.0 and 5.3 kernel series, both replace vma->vm_file in their mmap handlers. On error the original value is not restored, and the reference is put for the file to which vm_file points. On upstream kernels this is not an issue, as no callers dereference vm_file following after call_mmap() returns an error. However, the aufs patchs change mmap_region() to replace the fput() using a local variable with vma_fput(), which will fput() vm_file, leading to a refcount underflow. (CVE-2019-15794)

  • An issue was discovered in net/wireless/nl80211.c in the Linux kernel through 5.2.17. It does not check the length of variable elements in a beacon head, leading to a buffer overflow. (CVE-2019-16746)

  • A memory leak in the nfp_abm_u32_knode_replace() function in drivers/net/ethernet/netronome/nfp/abm/cls.c in the Linux kernel before 5.3.6 allows attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption), aka CID-78beef629fd9. NOTE: This has been argued as not a valid vulnerability. The upstream commit 78beef629fd9 was reverted (CVE-2019-19076)

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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include('compat.inc');

if (description)
{
  script_id(131563);
  script_version("1.6");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_modification_date", value:"2024/01/09");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2019-15794", "CVE-2019-16746", "CVE-2019-19076");
  script_xref(name:"USN", value:"4209-1");

  script_name(english:"Ubuntu 18.04 LTS : Linux kernel vulnerabilities (USN-4209-1)");

  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 18.04 LTS host has a package installed that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in
the USN-4209-1 advisory.

  - Overlayfs in the Linux kernel and shiftfs, a non-upstream patch to the Linux kernel included in the Ubuntu
    5.0 and 5.3 kernel series, both replace vma->vm_file in their mmap handlers. On error the original value
    is not restored, and the reference is put for the file to which vm_file points. On upstream kernels this
    is not an issue, as no callers dereference vm_file following after call_mmap() returns an error. However,
    the aufs patchs change mmap_region() to replace the fput() using a local variable with vma_fput(), which
    will fput() vm_file, leading to a refcount underflow. (CVE-2019-15794)

  - An issue was discovered in net/wireless/nl80211.c in the Linux kernel through 5.2.17. It does not check
    the length of variable elements in a beacon head, leading to a buffer overflow. (CVE-2019-16746)

  - A memory leak in the nfp_abm_u32_knode_replace() function in drivers/net/ethernet/netronome/nfp/abm/cls.c
    in the Linux kernel before 5.3.6 allows attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption), aka
    CID-78beef629fd9. NOTE: This has been argued as not a valid vulnerability. The upstream commit
    78beef629fd9 was reverted (CVE-2019-19076)

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-4209-1");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"solution", value:
"Update the affected kernel package.");
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P");
  script_set_cvss_temporal_vector("CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C");
  script_set_cvss3_base_vector("CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/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-2019-16746");

  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:"2019/09/24");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2019/12/02");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2019/12/03");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.0.0-1008-oracle");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.0.0-1022-aws");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.0.0-1026-gke");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.0.0-1030-oem-osp1");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.0.0-37-generic");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.0.0-37-generic-lpae");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.0.0-37-lowlatency");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-: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 (! ('18.04' >< os_release)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, 'Ubuntu 18.04', '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 = {
  '18.04': {
    '5.0.0': {
      'generic': '5.0.0-37',
      'generic-lpae': '5.0.0-37',
      'lowlatency': '5.0.0-37',
      'oracle': '5.0.0-1008',
      'aws': '5.0.0-1022',
      'gke': '5.0.0-1026',
      'oem-osp1': '5.0.0-1030'
    }
  }
};

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-4209-1');
}

if (get_one_kb_item('Host/ksplice/kernel-cves'))
{
  var cve_list = make_list('CVE-2019-15794', 'CVE-2019-16746', 'CVE-2019-19076');
  if (ksplice_cves_check(cve_list))
  {
    audit(AUDIT_PATCH_INSTALLED, 'KSplice hotfix for USN-4209-1');
  }
  else
  {
    extra = extra + ksplice_reporting_text();
  }
}
if (extra) {
  security_report_v4(
    port       : 0,
    severity   : SECURITY_HOLE,
    extra      : extra
  );
  exit(0);
}
VendorProductVersionCPE
canonicalubuntu_linuxlinux-image-5.0.0-1008-oraclep-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.0.0-1008-oracle
canonicalubuntu_linuxlinux-image-5.0.0-1022-awsp-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.0.0-1022-aws
canonicalubuntu_linuxlinux-image-5.0.0-1026-gkep-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.0.0-1026-gke
canonicalubuntu_linuxlinux-image-5.0.0-1030-oem-osp1p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.0.0-1030-oem-osp1
canonicalubuntu_linuxlinux-image-5.0.0-37-genericp-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.0.0-37-generic
canonicalubuntu_linuxlinux-image-5.0.0-37-generic-lpaep-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.0.0-37-generic-lpae
canonicalubuntu_linuxlinux-image-5.0.0-37-lowlatencyp-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.0.0-37-lowlatency
canonicalubuntu_linux18.04cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts