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

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS / 22.04 LTS : Linux kernel vulnerabilities (USN-6416-1)

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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ipv6
syn flood
amd cpus
side channel
rpl protocol
denial of service
decnet
out-of-bounds read
nfc
use-after-free
siano smsusb
kvm
tun/tap
exfat
buffer overflow

CVSS3

9.1

Attack Vector

NETWORK

Attack Complexity

LOW

Privileges Required

NONE

User Interaction

NONE

Scope

UNCHANGED

Confidentiality Impact

HIGH

Integrity Impact

NONE

Availability Impact

HIGH

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

AI Score

8.5

Confidence

High

EPSS

0.013

Percentile

86.0%

The remote Ubuntu 20.04 LTS / 22.04 LTS host has a package installed that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the USN-6416-1 advisory.

  • A hash collision flaw was found in the IPv6 connection lookup table in the Linux kernel’s IPv6 functionality when a user makes a new kind of SYN flood attack. A user located in the local network or with a high bandwidth connection can increase the CPU usage of the server that accepts IPV6 connections up to 95%. (CVE-2023-1206)

  • 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)

  • A flaw was found in the networking subsystem of the Linux kernel within the handling of the RPL protocol.
    This issue results from the lack of proper handling of user-supplied data, which can lead to an assertion failure. This may allow an unauthenticated remote attacker to create a denial of service condition on the system. (CVE-2023-2156)

  • A null pointer dereference flaw was found in the Linux kernel’s DECnet networking protocol. This issue could allow a remote user to crash the system. (CVE-2023-3338)

  • An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel before 6.3.10. fs/smb/server/smb2misc.c in ksmbd does not validate the relationship between the command payload size and the RFC1002 length specification, leading to an out-of-bounds read. (CVE-2023-38432)

  • A use-after-free flaw was found in nfc_llcp_find_local in net/nfc/llcp_core.c in NFC in the Linux kernel.
    This flaw allows a local user with special privileges to impact a kernel information leak issue.
    (CVE-2023-3863)

  • A use-after-free vulnerability was found in the siano smsusb module in the Linux kernel. The bug occurs during device initialization when the siano device is plugged in. This flaw allows a local user to crash the system, causing a denial of service condition. (CVE-2023-4132)

  • A flaw was found in KVM AMD Secure Encrypted Virtualization (SEV) in the Linux kernel. A KVM guest using SEV-ES or SEV-SNP with multiple vCPUs can trigger a double fetch race condition vulnerability and invoke the VMGEXIT handler recursively. If an attacker manages to call the handler multiple times, they can trigger a stack overflow and cause a denial of service or potentially guest-to-host escape in kernel configurations without stack guard pages (CONFIG_VMAP_STACK). (CVE-2023-4155)

  • A flaw was found in the Linux kernel’s TUN/TAP functionality. This issue could allow a local user to bypass network filters and gain unauthorized access to some resources. The original patches fixing CVE-2023-1076 are incorrect or incomplete. The problem is that the following upstream commits - a096ccca6e50 (tun: tun_chr_open(): correctly initialize socket uid), - 66b2c338adce (tap: tap_open():
    correctly initialize socket uid), pass inode->i_uid to sock_init_data_uid() as the last parameter and that turns out to not be accurate. (CVE-2023-4194)

  • A flaw was found in the exFAT driver of the Linux kernel. The vulnerability exists in the implementation of the file name reconstruction function, which is responsible for reading file name entries from a directory index and merging file name parts belonging to one file into a single long file name. Since the file name characters are copied into a stack variable, a local privileged attacker could use this flaw to overflow the kernel stack. (CVE-2023-4273)

  • An issue was discovered in net/ceph/messenger_v2.c in the Linux kernel before 6.4.5. There is an integer signedness error, leading to a buffer overflow and remote code execution via HELLO or one of the AUTH frames. This occurs because of an untrusted length taken from a TCP packet in ceph_decode_32.
    (CVE-2023-44466)

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 remote Ubuntu 20.04 LTS / 22.04 LTS host has a package installed that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities as
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  - A hash collision flaw was found in the IPv6 connection lookup table in the Linux kernel's IPv6
    functionality when a user makes a new kind of SYN flood attack. A user located in the local network or
    with a high bandwidth connection can increase the CPU usage of the server that accepts IPV6 connections up
    to 95%. (CVE-2023-1206)

  - 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)

  - A flaw was found in the networking subsystem of the Linux kernel within the handling of the RPL protocol.
    This issue results from the lack of proper handling of user-supplied data, which can lead to an assertion
    failure. This may allow an unauthenticated remote attacker to create a denial of service condition on the
    system. (CVE-2023-2156)

  - A null pointer dereference flaw was found in the Linux kernel's DECnet networking protocol. This issue
    could allow a remote user to crash the system. (CVE-2023-3338)

  - An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel before 6.3.10. fs/smb/server/smb2misc.c in ksmbd does not
    validate the relationship between the command payload size and the RFC1002 length specification, leading
    to an out-of-bounds read. (CVE-2023-38432)

  - A use-after-free flaw was found in nfc_llcp_find_local in net/nfc/llcp_core.c in NFC in the Linux kernel.
    This flaw allows a local user with special privileges to impact a kernel information leak issue.
    (CVE-2023-3863)

  - A use-after-free vulnerability was found in the siano smsusb module in the Linux kernel. The bug occurs
    during device initialization when the siano device is plugged in. This flaw allows a local user to crash
    the system, causing a denial of service condition. (CVE-2023-4132)

  - A flaw was found in KVM AMD Secure Encrypted Virtualization (SEV) in the Linux kernel. A KVM guest using
    SEV-ES or SEV-SNP with multiple vCPUs can trigger a double fetch race condition vulnerability and invoke
    the `VMGEXIT` handler recursively. If an attacker manages to call the handler multiple times, they can
    trigger a stack overflow and cause a denial of service or potentially guest-to-host escape in kernel
    configurations without stack guard pages (`CONFIG_VMAP_STACK`). (CVE-2023-4155)

  - A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's TUN/TAP functionality. This issue could allow a local user to
    bypass network filters and gain unauthorized access to some resources. The original patches fixing
    CVE-2023-1076 are incorrect or incomplete. The problem is that the following upstream commits -
    a096ccca6e50 (tun: tun_chr_open(): correctly initialize socket uid), - 66b2c338adce (tap: tap_open():
    correctly initialize socket uid), pass inode->i_uid to sock_init_data_uid() as the last parameter and
    that turns out to not be accurate. (CVE-2023-4194)

  - A flaw was found in the exFAT driver of the Linux kernel. The vulnerability exists in the implementation
    of the file name reconstruction function, which is responsible for reading file name entries from a
    directory index and merging file name parts belonging to one file into a single long file name. Since the
    file name characters are copied into a stack variable, a local privileged attacker could use this flaw to
    overflow the kernel stack. (CVE-2023-4273)

  - An issue was discovered in net/ceph/messenger_v2.c in the Linux kernel before 6.4.5. There is an integer
    signedness error, leading to a buffer overflow and remote code execution via HELLO or one of the AUTH
    frames. This occurs because of an untrusted length taken from a TCP packet in ceph_decode_32.
    (CVE-2023-44466)

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:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2023/05/09");
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  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:20.04:-:lts");
  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-5.15.0-1030-gkeop");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.15.0-1037-nvidia");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.15.0-1037-nvidia-lowlatency");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.15.0-1040-ibm");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.15.0-1044-gcp");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.15.0-1045-oracle");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.15.0-1047-aws");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.15.0-1049-azure-fde");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.15.0-86-generic");
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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 (! ('20.04' >< os_release || '22.04' >< os_release)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, 'Ubuntu 20.04 / 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 = {
  '20.04': {
    '5.15.0': {
      'lowlatency': '5.15.0-86',
      'lowlatency-64k': '5.15.0-86',
      'gkeop': '5.15.0-1030',
      'ibm': '5.15.0-1040',
      'gcp': '5.15.0-1044',
      'aws': '5.15.0-1047',
      'azure-fde': '5.15.0-1049'
    }
  },
  '22.04': {
    '5.15.0': {
      'generic': '5.15.0-86',
      'generic-64k': '5.15.0-86',
      'generic-lpae': '5.15.0-86',
      'gkeop': '5.15.0-1030',
      'nvidia': '5.15.0-1037',
      'nvidia-lowlatency': '5.15.0-1037',
      'ibm': '5.15.0-1040',
      'gcp': '5.15.0-1044',
      'oracle': '5.15.0-1045',
      'aws': '5.15.0-1047',
      'azure-fde': '5.15.0-1049'
    }
  }
};

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-6416-1');
}

if (get_one_kb_item('Host/ksplice/kernel-cves'))
{
  var cve_list = make_list('CVE-2023-1206', 'CVE-2023-2156', 'CVE-2023-3338', 'CVE-2023-3863', 'CVE-2023-3865', 'CVE-2023-3866', 'CVE-2023-4132', 'CVE-2023-4155', 'CVE-2023-4194', 'CVE-2023-4273', 'CVE-2023-20569', 'CVE-2023-38432', 'CVE-2023-44466');
  if (ksplice_cves_check(cve_list))
  {
    audit(AUDIT_PATCH_INSTALLED, 'KSplice hotfix for USN-6416-1');
  }
  else
  {
    extra = extra + ksplice_reporting_text();
  }
}
if (extra) {
  security_report_v4(
    port       : 0,
    severity   : SECURITY_HOLE,
    extra      : extra
  );
  exit(0);
}
VendorProductVersionCPE
canonicalubuntu_linux20.04cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:20.04:-:lts
canonicalubuntu_linux22.04cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:22.04:-:lts
canonicalubuntu_linuxlinux-image-5.15.0-1030-gkeopp-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.15.0-1030-gkeop
canonicalubuntu_linuxlinux-image-5.15.0-1037-nvidiap-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.15.0-1037-nvidia
canonicalubuntu_linuxlinux-image-5.15.0-1037-nvidia-lowlatencyp-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.15.0-1037-nvidia-lowlatency
canonicalubuntu_linuxlinux-image-5.15.0-1040-ibmp-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.15.0-1040-ibm
canonicalubuntu_linuxlinux-image-5.15.0-1044-gcpp-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.15.0-1044-gcp
canonicalubuntu_linuxlinux-image-5.15.0-1045-oraclep-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.15.0-1045-oracle
canonicalubuntu_linuxlinux-image-5.15.0-1047-awsp-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.15.0-1047-aws
canonicalubuntu_linuxlinux-image-5.15.0-1049-azure-fdep-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.15.0-1049-azure-fde
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CVSS3

9.1

Attack Vector

NETWORK

Attack Complexity

LOW

Privileges Required

NONE

User Interaction

NONE

Scope

UNCHANGED

Confidentiality Impact

HIGH

Integrity Impact

NONE

Availability Impact

HIGH

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

AI Score

8.5

Confidence

High

EPSS

0.013

Percentile

86.0%