RHEL 7 : kernel-rt (RHSA-2018:1355)

High Nessus Plugin ID 109642

Synopsis

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

Description

An update for kernel-rt is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

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-rt packages provide the Real Time Linux Kernel, which enables fine-tuning for systems with extremely high determinism requirements.

Security Fix(es) :

* Kernel: KVM: error in exception handling leads to wrong debug stack value (CVE-2018-1087)

* Kernel: error in exception handling leads to DoS (CVE-2018-8897)

* Kernel: ipsec: xfrm: use-after-free leading to potential privilege escalation (CVE-2017-16939)

* kernel: Out-of-bounds write via userland offsets in ebt_entry struct in netfilter/ebtables.c (CVE-2018-1068)

* kernel: ptrace() incorrect error handling leads to corruption and DoS (CVE-2018-1000199)

For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a CVSS score, and other related information, refer to the CVE page(s) listed in the References section.

Red Hat would like to thank Andy Lutomirski for reporting CVE-2018-1087 and CVE-2018-1000199 and Nick Peterson (Everdox Tech LLC) and Andy Lutomirski for reporting CVE-2018-8897.

Bug Fix(es) :

* The kernel-rt packages have been upgraded to the 3.10.0-862.2.3 source tree, which provides a number of bug fixes over the previous version. (BZ# 1549768)

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

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

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:1355

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2017-16939

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2018-1068

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2018-1087

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2018-8897

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2018-1000199

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 109642

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2018-1355.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/05/09

Updated: 2019/10/24

Dependencies: 12634, 122878

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-rt, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-rt-debug, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-rt-debug-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-rt-debug-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-rt-debug-kvm, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-rt-debug-kvm-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-rt-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-rt-debuginfo-common-x86_64, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-rt-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-rt-doc, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-rt-kvm, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-rt-kvm-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-rt-trace, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-rt-trace-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-rt-trace-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-rt-trace-kvm, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-rt-trace-kvm-debuginfo, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7

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: 2018/05/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/11/24

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Microsoft Windows POP/MOV SS Local Privilege Elevation Vulnerability)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-16939, CVE-2018-1000199, CVE-2018-1068, CVE-2018-1087, CVE-2018-8897

RHSA: 2018:1355