RHEL 5 : kernel (RHSA-2017:1483) (Stack Clash)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 100893

Synopsis

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

An update for kernel is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.9 Long Life.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system.

Security Fix(es) :

* A flaw was found in the way memory was being allocated on the stack for user space binaries. If heap (or different memory region) and stack memory regions were adjacent to each other, an attacker could use this flaw to jump over the stack guard gap, cause controlled memory corruption on process stack or the adjacent memory region, and thus increase their privileges on the system. This is a kernel-side mitigation which increases the stack guard gap size from one page to 1 MiB to make successful exploitation of this issue more difficult.
(CVE-2017-1000364, Important)

Red Hat would like to thank Qualys Research Labs for reporting this issue.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2017-1000364.html

https://access.redhat.com/security/vulnerabilities/stackguard

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017-1483.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 100893

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2017-1483.nasl

Version: 3.14

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/06/20

Updated: 2019/04/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.2

Temporal Score: 5.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-PAE, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-PAE-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-PAE-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-debug, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-debug-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-debug-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-debuginfo-common, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-doc, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-headers, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-xen, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-xen-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-xen-devel, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5.9

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/06/19

Exploitable With

Metasploit (rsh_stack_clash_priv_esc.rb)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-1000364

RHSA: 2017:1483

IAVB: 2017-B-0075