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HistoryOct 04, 2023 - 12:00 a.m.

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS : Linux kernel (OEM) vulnerabilities (USN-6415-1)

2023-10-0400:00:00
Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2023-2024 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2023-2024 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
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ubuntu
linux kernel
vulnerabilities
usn-6415-1
side channel
amd cpus
information disclosure
intel ethernet controller
access control
privilege escalation
usb subsystem
out-of-bounds
crash
linux kernel ip framework
xfrm subsystem
null pointer
denial of service
array indexing
netfilter subsystem
arbitrary increment/decrement
use-after-free
local privilege escalation
af_unix component
net/sched: sch_hfsc component

CVSS3

9.8

Attack Vector

NETWORK

Attack Complexity

LOW

Privileges Required

NONE

User Interaction

NONE

Scope

UNCHANGED

Confidentiality Impact

HIGH

Integrity Impact

HIGH

Availability Impact

HIGH

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

AI Score

8.3

Confidence

High

EPSS

0.001

Percentile

35.9%

The remote Ubuntu 22.04 LTS host has a package installed that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the USN-6415-1 advisory.

  • A side channel vulnerability on some of the AMD CPUs may allow an attacker to influence the return address prediction. This may result in speculative execution at an attacker-controlled address, potentially leading to information disclosure. (CVE-2023-20569)

  • Improper access control in the Intel® Ethernet Controller RDMA driver for linux before version 1.9.30 may allow an unauthenticated user to potentially enable escalation of privilege via network access.
    (CVE-2023-25775)

  • An issue was discovered in the USB subsystem in the Linux kernel through 6.4.2. There is an out-of-bounds and crash in read_descriptors in drivers/usb/core/sysfs.c. (CVE-2023-37453)

  • A flaw was found in the Linux kernel’s IP framework for transforming packets (XFRM subsystem). This issue may allow a malicious user with CAP_NET_ADMIN privileges to directly dereference a NULL pointer in xfrm_update_ae_params(), leading to a possible kernel crash and denial of service. (CVE-2023-3772)

  • A flaw was found in the Linux kernel’s IP framework for transforming packets (XFRM subsystem). This issue may allow a malicious user with CAP_NET_ADMIN privileges to cause a 4 byte out-of-bounds read of XFRMA_MTIMER_THRESH when parsing netlink attributes, leading to potential leakage of sensitive heap data to userspace. (CVE-2023-3773)

  • An array indexing vulnerability was found in the netfilter subsystem of the Linux kernel. A missing macro could lead to a miscalculation of the h->nets array offset, providing attackers with the primitive to arbitrarily increment/decrement a memory buffer out-of-bound. This issue may allow a local user to crash the system or potentially escalate their privileges on the system. (CVE-2023-42753)

  • A use-after-free vulnerability in the Linux kernel’s af_unix component can be exploited to achieve local privilege escalation. The unix_stream_sendpage() function tries to add data to the last skb in the peer’s recv queue without locking the queue. Thus there is a race where unix_stream_sendpage() could access an skb locklessly that is being released by garbage collection, resulting in use-after-free. We recommend upgrading past commit 790c2f9d15b594350ae9bca7b236f2b1859de02c. (CVE-2023-4622)

  • A use-after-free vulnerability in the Linux kernel’s net/sched: sch_hfsc (HFSC qdisc traffic control) component can be exploited to achieve local privilege escalation. If a class with a link-sharing curve (i.e. with the HFSC_FSC flag set) has a parent without a link-sharing curve, then init_vf() will call vttree_insert() on the parent, but vttree_remove() will be skipped in update_vf(). This leaves a dangling pointer that can cause a use-after-free. We recommend upgrading past commit b3d26c5702c7d6c45456326e56d2ccf3f103e60f. (CVE-2023-4623)

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');

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  script_id(182557);
  script_version("1.1");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_modification_date", value:"2024/01/09");

  script_cve_id(
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  script_name(english:"Ubuntu 22.04 LTS : Linux kernel (OEM) vulnerabilities (USN-6415-1)");

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  script_set_attribute(attribute:"description", value:
"The remote Ubuntu 22.04 LTS host has a package installed that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in
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  - A side channel vulnerability on some of the AMD CPUs may allow an attacker to influence the return address
    prediction. This may result in speculative execution at an attacker-controlled address, potentially
    leading to information disclosure. (CVE-2023-20569)

  - Improper access control in the Intel(R) Ethernet Controller RDMA driver for linux before version 1.9.30
    may allow an unauthenticated user to potentially enable escalation of privilege via network access.
    (CVE-2023-25775)

  - An issue was discovered in the USB subsystem in the Linux kernel through 6.4.2. There is an out-of-bounds
    and crash in read_descriptors in drivers/usb/core/sysfs.c. (CVE-2023-37453)

  - A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's IP framework for transforming packets (XFRM subsystem). This issue
    may allow a malicious user with CAP_NET_ADMIN privileges to directly dereference a NULL pointer in
    xfrm_update_ae_params(), leading to a possible kernel crash and denial of service. (CVE-2023-3772)

  - A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's IP framework for transforming packets (XFRM subsystem). This issue
    may allow a malicious user with CAP_NET_ADMIN privileges to cause a 4 byte out-of-bounds read of
    XFRMA_MTIMER_THRESH when parsing netlink attributes, leading to potential leakage of sensitive heap data
    to userspace. (CVE-2023-3773)

  - An array indexing vulnerability was found in the netfilter subsystem of the Linux kernel. A missing macro
    could lead to a miscalculation of the `h->nets` array offset, providing attackers with the primitive to
    arbitrarily increment/decrement a memory buffer out-of-bound. This issue may allow a local user to crash
    the system or potentially escalate their privileges on the system. (CVE-2023-42753)

  - A use-after-free vulnerability in the Linux kernel's af_unix component can be exploited to achieve local
    privilege escalation. The unix_stream_sendpage() function tries to add data to the last skb in the peer's
    recv queue without locking the queue. Thus there is a race where unix_stream_sendpage() could access an
    skb locklessly that is being released by garbage collection, resulting in use-after-free. We recommend
    upgrading past commit 790c2f9d15b594350ae9bca7b236f2b1859de02c. (CVE-2023-4622)

  - A use-after-free vulnerability in the Linux kernel's net/sched: sch_hfsc (HFSC qdisc traffic control)
    component can be exploited to achieve local privilege escalation. If a class with a link-sharing curve
    (i.e. with the HFSC_FSC flag set) has a parent without a link-sharing curve, then init_vf() will call
    vttree_insert() on the parent, but vttree_remove() will be skipped in update_vf(). This leaves a dangling
    pointer that can cause a use-after-free. We recommend upgrading past commit
    b3d26c5702c7d6c45456326e56d2ccf3f103e60f. (CVE-2023-4623)

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version
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  script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-6415-1");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"solution", value:
"Update the affected kernel package.");
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C");
  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-2023-25775");

  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:"2023/07/06");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2023/10/04");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2023/10/04");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:22.04:-:lts");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-6.1.0-1023-oem");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"generated_plugin", value:"current");
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  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_family(english:"Ubuntu Local Security Checks");

  script_copyright(english:"Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2023-2024 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2023-2024 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 (! ('22.04' >< os_release)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, 'Ubuntu 22.04', '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 = {
  '22.04': {
    '6.1.0': {
      'oem': '6.1.0-1023'
    }
  }
};

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-6415-1');
}

if (get_one_kb_item('Host/ksplice/kernel-cves'))
{
  var cve_list = make_list('CVE-2023-3772', 'CVE-2023-3773', 'CVE-2023-4622', 'CVE-2023-4623', 'CVE-2023-20569', 'CVE-2023-25775', 'CVE-2023-37453', 'CVE-2023-42753');
  if (ksplice_cves_check(cve_list))
  {
    audit(AUDIT_PATCH_INSTALLED, 'KSplice hotfix for USN-6415-1');
  }
  else
  {
    extra = extra + ksplice_reporting_text();
  }
}
if (extra) {
  security_report_v4(
    port       : 0,
    severity   : SECURITY_HOLE,
    extra      : extra
  );
  exit(0);
}
VendorProductVersionCPE
canonicalubuntu_linux22.04cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:22.04:-:lts
canonicalubuntu_linuxlinux-image-6.1.0-1023-oemp-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-6.1.0-1023-oem

CVSS3

9.8

Attack Vector

NETWORK

Attack Complexity

LOW

Privileges Required

NONE

User Interaction

NONE

Scope

UNCHANGED

Confidentiality Impact

HIGH

Integrity Impact

HIGH

Availability Impact

HIGH

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

AI Score

8.3

Confidence

High

EPSS

0.001

Percentile

35.9%