Amazon Linux AMI : kernel (ALAS-2017-937) (Dirty COW)

High Nessus Plugin ID 105422

Synopsis

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

Description

A flaw was found in the patches used to fix the 'dirtycow' vulnerability (CVE-2016-5195). An attacker, able to run local code, can exploit a race condition in transparent huge pages to modify usually read-only huge pages. (CVE-2017-1000405)

Linux kernel Virtualization Module (CONFIG_KVM) for the Intel processor family (CONFIG_KVM_INTEL) is vulnerable to a DoS issue. It could occur if a guest was to flood the I/O port 0x80 with write requests. A guest user could use this flaw to crash the host kernel resulting in DoS. (CVE-2017-1000407)

A BUG in drivers/net/usb/asix_devices.c in the Linux kernel through 4.13.11 allows local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted USB device. (CVE-2017-16647)

A BUG in drivers/media/usb/dvb-usb/dib0700_devices.c in the Linux kernel through 4.13.11 allows local users to cause a denial of service (BUG and system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted USB device. (CVE-2017-16646)

The ims_pcu_get_cdc_union_desc function in drivers/input/misc/ims-pcu.c in the Linux kernel through 4.13.11 allows local users to cause a denial of service (ims_pcu_parse_cdc_data out-of-bounds read and system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted USB device.
(CVE-2017-16645)

The parse_hid_report_descriptor function in drivers/input/tablet/gtco.c in the Linux kernel before 4.13.11 allows local users to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds read and system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted USB device. (CVE-2017-16643)

The walk_hugetlb_range() function in 'mm/pagewalk.c' file in the Linux kernel from v4.0-rc1 through v4.15-rc1 mishandles holes in hugetlb ranges. This allows local users to obtain sensitive information from uninitialized kernel memory via crafted use of the mincore() system call. (CVE-2017-16994)

The qmi_wwan_bind function in drivers/net/usb/qmi_wwan.c in the Linux kernel through 4.13.11 allows local users to cause a denial of service (divide-by-zero error and system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted USB device. (CVE-2017-16650)

The usbnet_generic_cdc_bind function in drivers/net/usb/cdc_ether.c in the Linux kernel through 4.13.11 allows local users to cause a denial of service (divide-by-zero error and system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted USB device. (CVE-2017-16649)

A vulnerability was found in the Linux kernel when peeling off an association to the socket in another network namespace. All transports in this association are not to be rehashed and keep using the old key in hashtable, thus removing transports from hashtable when closing the socket, all transports are being freed. Later on a use-after-free issue could be caused when looking up an association and dereferencing the transports. (CVE-2017-15115)

Solution

Run 'yum update kernel' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2017-937.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 105422

File Name: ala_ALAS-2017-937.nasl

Version: 3.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/12/26

Modified: 2018/04/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSSv2

Base Score: 7.2

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

CVSSv3

Base Score: 7.8

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2017/12/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-0861, CVE-2017-1000405, CVE-2017-1000407, CVE-2017-15115, CVE-2017-16643, CVE-2017-16645, CVE-2017-16646, CVE-2017-16647, CVE-2017-16649, CVE-2017-16650, CVE-2017-16994

ALAS: 2017-937