Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : linux vulnerabilities (USN-3620-1)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 108843

Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that the netlink 802.11 configuration interface in the Linux kernel did not properly validate some attributes passed from userspace. 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-2017-11089)

It was discovered that a buffer overflow existed in the ioctl handling code in the ISDN 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-2017-12762)

It was discovered that the netfilter component of the Linux did not properly restrict access to the connection tracking helpers list. A local attacker could use this to bypass intended access restrictions.
(CVE-2017-17448)

Dmitry Vyukov discovered that the KVM implementation in the Linux kernel contained an out-of-bounds read when handling memory-mapped I/O. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information.
(CVE-2017-17741)

It was discovered that the Salsa20 encryption algorithm implementations in the Linux kernel did not properly handle zero-length inputs. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2017-17805)

It was discovered that the keyring implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly check permissions when a key request was performed on a task's' default keyring. A local attacker could use this to add keys to unauthorized keyrings. (CVE-2017-17807)

It was discovered that the Broadcom NetXtremeII ethernet driver in the Linux kernel did not properly validate Generic Segment Offload (GSO) packet sizes. An attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (interface unavailability). (CVE-2018-1000026)

It was discovered that the Reliable Datagram Socket (RDS) implementation in the Linux kernel contained an out-of-bounds write during RDMA page allocation. An attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2018-5332).

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.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3620-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 108843

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3620-1.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/04/05

Updated: 2019/09/18

Dependencies: 12634, 122878

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/04/04

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/08/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-11089, CVE-2017-12762, CVE-2017-17448, CVE-2017-17741, CVE-2017-17805, CVE-2017-17807, CVE-2018-1000026, CVE-2018-5332

USN: 3620-1