Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : linux vulnerabilities (USN-3583-1) (Meltdown)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 107003

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description

It was discovered that an out-of-bounds write vulnerability existed in the Flash-Friendly File System (f2fs) in the Linux kernel. An attacker could construct a malicious file system that, when mounted, could cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-0750)

It was discovered that a race condition leading to a use-after-free vulnerability existed in the ALSA PCM subsystem of the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-0861)

It was discovered that the KVM implementation in the Linux kernel allowed passthrough of the diagnostic I/O port 0x80. An attacker in a guest VM could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) in the host OS. (CVE-2017-1000407)

Bo Zhang discovered that the netlink wireless configuration interface in the Linux kernel did not properly validate attributes when handling certain requests. A local attacker with the CAP_NET_ADMIN could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2017-12153)

Vitaly Mayatskikh discovered that the SCSI subsystem in the Linux kernel did not properly track reference counts when merging buffers. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (memory exhaustion). (CVE-2017-12190)

It was discovered that the key management subsystem in the Linux kernel did not properly restrict key reads on negatively instantiated keys. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2017-12192)

It was discovered that an integer overflow existed in the sysfs interface for the QLogic 24xx+ series SCSI driver in the Linux kernel.
A local privileged attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2017-14051)

Otto Ebeling discovered that the memory manager in the Linux kernel did not properly check the effective UID in some situations. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information.
(CVE-2017-14140)

It was discovered that the ATI Radeon framebuffer driver in the Linux kernel did not properly initialize a data structure returned to user space. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information (kernel memory). (CVE-2017-14156)

ChunYu Wang discovered that the iSCSI transport implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly validate data structures. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash).
(CVE-2017-14489)

James Patrick-Evans discovered a race condition in the LEGO USB Infrared Tower driver in the Linux kernel. A physically proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-15102)

ChunYu Wang discovered that a use-after-free vulnerability existed in the SCTP protocol implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code, (CVE-2017-15115)

It was discovered that the key management subsystem in the Linux kernel did not properly handle NULL payloads with non-zero length values. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2017-15274)

It was discovered that the Bluebooth Network Encapsulation Protocol (BNEP) implementation in the Linux kernel did not validate the type of socket passed in the BNEPCONNADD ioctl(). A local attacker with the CAP_NET_ADMIN privilege could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-15868)

Andrey Konovalov discovered a use-after-free vulnerability in the USB serial console driver in the Linux kernel. A physically proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-16525)

It was discovered that the netfilter passive OS fingerprinting (xt_osf) module did not properly perform access control checks. A local attacker could improperly modify the systemwide OS fingerprint list. (CVE-2017-17450)

It was discovered that the HMAC implementation did not validate the state of the underlying cryptographic hash algorithm. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-17806)

Denys Fedoryshchenko discovered a use-after-free vulnerability in the netfilter xt_TCPMSS filter of the Linux kernel. A remote attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash).
(CVE-2017-18017)

Gareth Evans discovered that the shm IPC subsystem in the Linux kernel did not properly restrict mapping page zero. A local privileged attacker could use this to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-5669)

It was discovered that an integer overflow vulnerability existing in the IPv6 implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (infinite loop). (CVE-2017-7542)

Tommi Rantala and Brad Spengler discovered that the memory manager in the Linux kernel did not properly enforce the CONFIG_STRICT_DEVMEM protection mechanism. A local attacker with access to /dev/mem could use this to expose sensitive information or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-7889)

Mohamed Ghannam discovered a use-after-free vulnerability in the DCCP protocol implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-8824)

Mohamed Ghannam discovered a NULL pointer dereference in the RDS (Reliable Datagram Sockets) protocol implementation of the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2018-5333)

Fan Long Fei discovered that a race condition existed in loop block device implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-5344)

USN-3524-1 mitigated CVE-2017-5754 (Meltdown) for the amd64 architecture in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. This update provides the corresponding mitigations for the ppc64el architecture. Original advisory details :

Jann Horn discovered that microprocessors utilizing speculative execution and indirect branch prediction may allow unauthorized memory reads via sidechannel attacks. This flaw is known as Meltdown. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information, including kernel memory. (CVE-2017-5754).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 107003

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3583-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/02/26

Modified: 2018/02/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSSv2

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

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

CVSSv3

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.13-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.13-generic-lpae, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.13-lowlatency, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-generic-lpae, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-lowlatency, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/02/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-0750, CVE-2017-0861, CVE-2017-1000407, CVE-2017-12153, CVE-2017-12190, CVE-2017-12192, CVE-2017-14051, CVE-2017-14140, CVE-2017-14156, CVE-2017-14489, CVE-2017-15102, CVE-2017-15115, CVE-2017-15274, CVE-2017-15868, CVE-2017-16525, CVE-2017-17450, CVE-2017-17806, CVE-2017-18017, CVE-2017-5669, CVE-2017-5754, CVE-2017-7542, CVE-2017-7889, CVE-2017-8824, CVE-2018-5333, CVE-2018-5344

USN: 3583-1

IAVA: 2018-A-0019