Amazon Linux AMI : kernel (ALAS-2017-828)

High Nessus Plugin ID 100106

Synopsis

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description

Infinite recursion in ahash.c by triggering EBUSY on a full queue :

A vulnerability was found in crypto/ahash.c in the Linux kernel which allows attackers to cause a denial of service (API operation calling its own callback, and infinite recursion) by triggering EBUSY on a full queue.(CVE-2017-7618)

Time subsystem allows local users to discover real PID values :

The time subsystem in the Linux kernel, when CONFIG_TIMER_STATS is enabled, allows local users to discover real PID values (as distinguished from PID values inside a PID namespace) by reading the /proc/timer_list file, related to the print_timer function in kernel/time/timer_list.c and the __timer_stats_timer_set_start_info function in kernel/time/timer.c.(CVE-2017-5967)

Stack-based buffer overflow in sg_ioctl function :

The sg_ioctl function in drivers/scsi/sg.c in the Linux kernel allows local users to cause a denial of service (stack-based buffer overflow) or possibly have unspecified other impacts via a large command size in an SG_NEXT_CMD_LEN ioctl call, leading to out-of-bounds write access in the sg_write function. (CVE-2017-7187)

Incorrect error handling in the set_mempolicy and mbind compat syscalls in mm/mempolicy.c :

Incorrect error handling in the set_mempolicy() and mbind() compat syscalls in mm/mempolicy.c; in the Linux kernel allows local users to obtain sensitive information from uninitialized stack data by triggering failure of a certain bitmap operation. (CVE-2017-7616)

Race condition in Link Layer Control :

A race condition leading to a NULL pointer dereference was found in the Linux kernel's Link Layer Control implementation. A local attacker with access to ping sockets could use this flaw to crash the system.
(CVE-2017-2671)

Overflow in check for priv area size :

It was found that the packet_set_ring() function of the Linux kernel's networking implementation did not properly validate certain block-size data. A local attacker with CAP_NET_RAW capability could use this flaw to trigger a buffer overflow, resulting in the crash of the system.
Due to the nature of the flaw, privilege escalation cannot be fully ruled out, although we believe it is unlikely. (CVE-2017-7308)

Solution

Run 'yum update kernel' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2017-828.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 100106

File Name: ala_ALAS-2017-828.nasl

Version: 3.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/05/11

Updated: 2019/04/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:H/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-debuginfo-common-i686, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-debuginfo-common-x86_64, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-doc, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-headers, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-tools, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-tools-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-tools-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:perf, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:perf-debuginfo, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/AmazonLinux/release, Host/AmazonLinux/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/05/10

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (AF_PACKET packet_set_ring Privilege Escalation)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-2671, CVE-2017-5967, CVE-2017-7187, CVE-2017-7308, CVE-2017-7616, CVE-2017-7618

ALAS: 2017-828