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HistoryApr 08, 2020 - 12:00 a.m.

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS : Linux kernel vulnerabilities (USN-4324-1)

2020-04-0800:00:00
Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2020-2024 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2020-2024 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
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The remote Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS host has a package installed that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the USN-4324-1 advisory.

  • fs/namei.c in the Linux kernel before 5.5 has a may_create_in_sticky use-after-free, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (OOPS) or possibly obtain sensitive information from kernel memory, aka CID-d0cb50185ae9. One attack vector may be an open system call for a UNIX domain socket, if the socket is being moved to a new parent directory and its old parent directory is being removed. (CVE-2020-8428)

  • ext4_protect_reserved_inode in fs/ext4/block_validity.c in the Linux kernel through 5.5.3 allows attackers to cause a denial of service (soft lockup) via a crafted journal size. (CVE-2020-8992)

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-4324-1. 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(135285);
  script_version("1.6");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_modification_date", value:"2024/01/09");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2020-8428", "CVE-2020-8992");
  script_xref(name:"USN", value:"4324-1");

  script_name(english:"Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS : Linux kernel vulnerabilities (USN-4324-1)");

  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 / 18.04 LTS host has a package installed that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities as
referenced in the USN-4324-1 advisory.

  - fs/namei.c in the Linux kernel before 5.5 has a may_create_in_sticky use-after-free, which allows local
    users to cause a denial of service (OOPS) or possibly obtain sensitive information from kernel memory, aka
    CID-d0cb50185ae9. One attack vector may be an open system call for a UNIX domain socket, if the socket is
    being moved to a new parent directory and its old parent directory is being removed. (CVE-2020-8428)

  - ext4_protect_reserved_inode in fs/ext4/block_validity.c in the Linux kernel through 5.5.3 allows attackers
    to cause a denial of service (soft lockup) via a crafted journal size. (CVE-2020-8992)

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-4324-1");
  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:N/A:P");
  script_set_cvss_temporal_vector("CVSS2#E:U/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:N/A:H");
  script_set_cvss3_temporal_vector("CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cvss_score_source", value:"CVE-2020-8428");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploitability_ease", value:"No known exploits are available");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_available", value:"false");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2020/01/29");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2020/04/07");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2020/04/08");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.15.0-1037-oracle");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.15.0-1057-gke");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.15.0-1058-kvm");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.15.0-1060-gcp");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.15.0-1060-raspi2");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.15.0-1065-aws");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.15.0-1076-snapdragon");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.15.0-1077-azure");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.15.0-1079-oem");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04:-:lts");
  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) 2020-2024 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2020-2024 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 || '18.04' >< os_release)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, 'Ubuntu 16.04 / 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 = {
  '16.04': {
    '4.15.0': {
      'oracle': '4.15.0-1037',
      'gcp': '4.15.0-1060',
      'aws': '4.15.0-1065',
      'azure': '4.15.0-1077'
    }
  },
  '18.04': {
    '4.15.0': {
      'oracle': '4.15.0-1037',
      'gke': '4.15.0-1057',
      'kvm': '4.15.0-1058',
      'raspi2': '4.15.0-1060',
      'aws': '4.15.0-1065',
      'snapdragon': '4.15.0-1076',
      'oem': '4.15.0-1079'
    }
  }
};

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-4324-1');
}

if (get_one_kb_item('Host/ksplice/kernel-cves'))
{
  var cve_list = make_list('CVE-2020-8428', 'CVE-2020-8992');
  if (ksplice_cves_check(cve_list))
  {
    audit(AUDIT_PATCH_INSTALLED, 'KSplice hotfix for USN-4324-1');
  }
  else
  {
    extra = extra + ksplice_reporting_text();
  }
}
if (extra) {
  security_report_v4(
    port       : 0,
    severity   : SECURITY_NOTE,
    extra      : extra
  );
  exit(0);
}
VendorProductVersionCPE
canonicalubuntu_linuxlinux-image-4.15.0-1037-oraclep-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.15.0-1037-oracle
canonicalubuntu_linuxlinux-image-4.15.0-1057-gkep-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.15.0-1057-gke
canonicalubuntu_linuxlinux-image-4.15.0-1058-kvmp-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.15.0-1058-kvm
canonicalubuntu_linuxlinux-image-4.15.0-1060-gcpp-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.15.0-1060-gcp
canonicalubuntu_linuxlinux-image-4.15.0-1060-raspi2p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.15.0-1060-raspi2
canonicalubuntu_linuxlinux-image-4.15.0-1065-awsp-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.15.0-1065-aws
canonicalubuntu_linuxlinux-image-4.15.0-1076-snapdragonp-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.15.0-1076-snapdragon
canonicalubuntu_linuxlinux-image-4.15.0-1077-azurep-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.15.0-1077-azure
canonicalubuntu_linuxlinux-image-4.15.0-1079-oemp-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.15.0-1079-oem
canonicalubuntu_linux16.04cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04:-:lts
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