F5 Networks BIG-IP : Linux kernel vulnerability (K90803619)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 100168
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Synopsis

The remote device is missing a vendor-supplied security patch.

Description

Race condition in the audit_log_single_execve_arg function in kernel/auditsc.c in the Linux kernel through 4.7 allows local users to bypass intended character-set restrictions or disrupt system-call auditing by changing a certain string, aka a 'double fetch' vulnerability. (CVE-2016-6136)

Impact

Locally authenticated users may be able to bypass audit restrictions resulting in the disclosure of local information.

Solution

Upgrade to one of the non-vulnerable versions listed in the F5 Solution K90803619.

See Also

https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K90803619

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 100168

File Name: f5_bigip_SOL90803619.nasl

Version: 3.9

Type: local

Published: 5/15/2017

Updated: 1/4/2019

Dependencies: f5_bigip_detect.nbin

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 1.9

Temporal Score: 1.4

Vector: AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.7

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_access_policy_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_advanced_firewall_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_application_acceleration_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_application_security_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_application_visibility_and_reporting, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_global_traffic_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_link_controller, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_local_traffic_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_policy_enforcement_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_webaccelerator, cpe:/h:f5:big-ip, cpe:/h:f5:big-ip_protocol_security_manager

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/BIG-IP/hotfix, Host/BIG-IP/modules, Host/BIG-IP/version, Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/28/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-6136