Debian DLA-1369-1 : linux security update (Spectre)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 109531

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Linux kernel that may lead to a privilege escalation, denial of service or information leaks.

CVE-2017-0861

Robb Glasser reported a potential use-after-free in the ALSA (sound) PCM core. We believe this was not possible in practice.

CVE-2017-5715

Multiple researchers have discovered a vulnerability in various processors supporting speculative execution, enabling an attacker controlling an unprivileged process to read memory from arbitrary addresses, including from the kernel and all other processes running on the system.

This specific attack has been named Spectre variant 2 (branch target injection) and is mitigated for the x86 architecture (amd64 and i386) by using the 'retpoline' compiler feature which allows indirect branches to be isolated from speculative execution.

CVE-2017-13166

A bug in the 32-bit compatibility layer of the v4l2 ioctl handling code has been found. Memory protections ensuring user-provided buffers always point to userland memory were disabled, allowing destination addresses to be in kernel space. On a 64-bit kernel (amd64 flavour) a local user with access to a suitable video device can exploit this to overwrite kernel memory, leading to privilege escalation.

CVE-2017-16526

Andrey Konovalov reported that the UWB subsystem may dereference an invalid pointer in an error case. A local user might be able to use this for denial of service.

CVE-2017-16911

Secunia Research reported that the USB/IP vhci_hcd driver exposed kernel heap addresses to local users. This information could aid the exploitation of other vulnerabilities.

CVE-2017-16912

Secunia Research reported that the USB/IP stub driver failed to perform a range check on a received packet header field, leading to an out-of-bounds read. A remote user able to connect to the USB/IP server could use this for denial of service.

CVE-2017-16913

Secunia Research reported that the USB/IP stub driver failed to perform a range check on a received packet header field, leading to excessive memory allocation. A remote user able to connect to the USB/IP server could use this for denial of service.

CVE-2017-16914

Secunia Research reported that the USB/IP stub driver failed to check for an invalid combination of fields in a recieved packet, leading to a NULL pointer dereference. A remote user able to connect to the USB/IP server could use this for denial of service.

CVE-2017-18017

Denys Fedoryshchenko reported that the netfilter xt_TCPMSS module failed to validate TCP header lengths, potentially leading to a use-after-free. If this module is loaded, it could be used by a remote attacker for denial of service or possibly for code execution.

CVE-2017-18203

Hou Tao reported that there was a race condition in creation and deletion of device-mapper (DM) devices. A local user could potentially use this for denial of service.

CVE-2017-18216

Alex Chen reported that the OCFS2 filesystem failed to hold a necessary lock during nodemanager sysfs file operations, potentially leading to a NULL pointer dereference. A local user could use this for denial of service.

CVE-2018-1068

The syzkaller tool found that the 32-bit compatibility layer of ebtables did not sufficiently validate offset values. On a 64-bit kernel (amd64 flavour), a local user with the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability could use this to overwrite kernel memory, possibly leading to privilege escalation.

CVE-2018-1092

Wen Xu reported that a crafted ext4 filesystem image would trigger a null dereference when mounted. A local user able to mount arbitrary filesystems could use this for denial of service.

CVE-2018-5332

Mohamed Ghannam reported that the RDS protocol did not sufficiently validate RDMA requests, leading to an out-of-bounds write. A local attacker on a system with the rds module loaded could use this for denial of service or possibly for privilege escalation.

CVE-2018-5333

Mohamed Ghannam reported that the RDS protocol did not properly handle an error case, leading to a NULL pointer dereference. A local attacker on a system with the rds module loaded could possibly use this for denial of service.

CVE-2018-5750

Wang Qize reported that the ACPI sbshc driver logged a kernel heap address. This information could aid the exploitation of other vulnerabilities.

CVE-2018-5803

Alexey Kodanev reported that the SCTP protocol did not range-check the length of chunks to be created. A local or remote user could use this to cause a denial of service.

CVE-2018-6927

Li Jinyue reported that the FUTEX_REQUEUE operation on futexes did not check for negative parameter values, which might lead to a denial of service or other security impact.

CVE-2018-7492

The syzkaller tool found that the RDS protocol was lacking a NULL pointer check. A local attacker on a system with the rds module loaded could use this for denial of service.

CVE-2018-7566

范龙飞 (Fan LongFei) reported a race condition in the ALSA (sound) sequencer core, between write and ioctl operations.
This could lead to an out-of-bounds access or use-after-free. A local user with access to a sequencer device could use this for denial of service or possibly for privilege escalation.

CVE-2018-7740

Nic Losby reported that the hugetlbfs filesystem's mmap operation did not properly range-check the file offset. A local user with access to files on a hugetlbfs filesystem could use this to cause a denial of service.

CVE-2018-7757

Jason Yan reported a memory leak in the SAS (Serial-Attached SCSI) subsystem. A local user on a system with SAS devices could use this to cause a denial of service.

CVE-2018-7995

Seunghun Han reported a race condition in the x86 MCE (Machine Check Exception) driver. This is unlikely to have any security impact.

CVE-2018-8781

Eyal Itkin reported that the udl (DisplayLink) driver's mmap operation did not properly range-check the file offset. A local user with access to a udl framebuffer device could exploit this to overwrite kernel memory, leading to privilege escalation.

CVE-2018-8822

Dr Silvio Cesare of InfoSect reported that the ncpfs client implementation did not validate reply lengths from the server. An ncpfs server could use this to cause a denial of service or remote code execution in the client.

CVE-2018-1000004

Luo Quan reported a race condition in the ALSA (sound) sequencer core, between multiple ioctl operations. This could lead to a deadlock or use-after-free. A local user with access to a sequencer device could use this for denial of service or possibly for privilege escalation.

CVE-2018-1000199

Andy Lutomirski discovered that the ptrace subsystem did not sufficiently validate hardware breakpoint settings. Local users can use this to cause a denial of service, or possibly for privilege escalation, on x86 (amd64 and i386) and possibly other architectures.

Additionally, some mitigations for CVE-2017-5753 are included in this release :

CVE-2017-5753

Multiple researchers have discovered a vulnerability in various processors supporting speculative execution, enabling an attacker controlling an unprivileged process to read memory from arbitrary addresses, including from the kernel and all other processes running on the system.

This specific attack has been named Spectre variant 1 (bounds-check bypass) and is mitigated by identifying vulnerable code sections (array bounds checking followed by array access) and replacing the array access with the speculation-safe array_index_nospec() function.

More use sites will be added over time.

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 3.2.101-1. This version also includes bug fixes from upstream versions up to and including 3.2.101. It also fixes a regression in the procfs hidepid option in the previous version (Debian bug #887106).

We recommend that you upgrade your linux packages.

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

Solution

Upgrade the affected packages.

See Also

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2018/05/msg00000.html

https://packages.debian.org/source/wheezy/linux

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 109531

File Name: debian_DLA-1369.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/05/03

Updated: 2018/07/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

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

CVSS v3.0

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:debian:debian_linux:linux-doc-3.2, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.2.0-4-486, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.2.0-4-4kc-malta, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.2.0-4-5kc-malta, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.2.0-4-686-pae, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.2.0-4-all, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.2.0-4-all-amd64, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.2.0-4-all-armel, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.2.0-4-all-armhf, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.2.0-4-all-i386, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.2.0-4-all-ia64, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.2.0-4-all-mips, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.2.0-4-all-mipsel, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.2.0-4-all-powerpc, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.2.0-4-all-s390, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.2.0-4-all-s390x, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.2.0-4-all-sparc, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.2.0-4-amd64, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.2.0-4-common, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.2.0-4-common-rt, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.2.0-4-iop32x, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.2.0-4-itanium, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.2.0-4-ixp4xx, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.2.0-4-kirkwood, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.2.0-4-loongson-2f, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.2.0-4-mckinley, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.2.0-4-mv78xx0, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.2.0-4-mx5, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.2.0-4-octeon, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.2.0-4-omap, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.2.0-4-orion5x, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.2.0-4-powerpc, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.2.0-4-powerpc-smp, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.2.0-4-powerpc64, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.2.0-4-r4k-ip22, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.2.0-4-r5k-cobalt, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.2.0-4-r5k-ip32, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.2.0-4-rt-686-pae, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.2.0-4-rt-amd64, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.2.0-4-s390x, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.2.0-4-sb1-bcm91250a, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.2.0-4-sb1a-bcm91480b, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.2.0-4-sparc64, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.2.0-4-sparc64-smp, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.2.0-4-versatile, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.2.0-4-vexpress, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-3.2.0-4-486, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-3.2.0-4-4kc-malta, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-3.2.0-4-5kc-malta, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-3.2.0-4-686-pae, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-3.2.0-4-686-pae-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-3.2.0-4-amd64, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-3.2.0-4-amd64-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-3.2.0-4-iop32x, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-3.2.0-4-itanium, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-3.2.0-4-ixp4xx, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-3.2.0-4-kirkwood, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-3.2.0-4-loongson-2f, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-3.2.0-4-mckinley, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-3.2.0-4-mv78xx0, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-3.2.0-4-mx5, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-3.2.0-4-octeon, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-3.2.0-4-omap, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-3.2.0-4-orion5x, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-3.2.0-4-powerpc, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-3.2.0-4-powerpc-smp, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-3.2.0-4-powerpc64, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-3.2.0-4-r4k-ip22, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-3.2.0-4-r5k-cobalt, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-3.2.0-4-r5k-ip32, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-3.2.0-4-rt-686-pae, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-3.2.0-4-rt-686-pae-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-3.2.0-4-rt-amd64, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-3.2.0-4-rt-amd64-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-3.2.0-4-s390x, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-3.2.0-4-s390x-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-3.2.0-4-s390x-tape, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-3.2.0-4-sb1-bcm91250a, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-3.2.0-4-sb1a-bcm91480b, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-3.2.0-4-sparc64, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-3.2.0-4-sparc64-smp, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-3.2.0-4-versatile, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-3.2.0-4-vexpress, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-libc-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-manual-3.2, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-source-3.2, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-support-3.2.0-4, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:xen-linux-system-3.2.0-4-686-pae, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:xen-linux-system-3.2.0-4-amd64, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/05/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-0861, CVE-2017-13166, CVE-2017-16526, CVE-2017-16911, CVE-2017-16912, CVE-2017-16913, CVE-2017-16914, CVE-2017-18017, CVE-2017-18203, CVE-2017-18216, CVE-2017-5715, CVE-2018-1000004, CVE-2018-1000199, CVE-2018-1068, CVE-2018-1092, CVE-2018-5332, CVE-2018-5333, CVE-2018-5750, CVE-2018-5803, CVE-2018-6927, CVE-2018-7492, CVE-2018-7566, CVE-2018-7740, CVE-2018-7757, CVE-2018-7995, CVE-2018-8781, CVE-2018-8822

IAVA: 2018-A-0020