Ubuntu 18.04 LTS : Linux kernel (Raspberry Pi 2) vulnerabilities (USN-3678-4)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 110550

Synopsis

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

Description

Wen Xu discovered that the ext4 filesystem implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly handle corrupted meta data in some situations.
An attacker could use this to specially craft an ext4 file system that caused a denial of service (system crash) when mounted.
(CVE-2018-1092)

It was discovered that the 802.11 software simulator implementation in the Linux kernel contained a memory leak when handling certain error conditions. A local attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service (memory exhaustion). (CVE-2018-8087)

It was discovered that a memory leak existed in the Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) implementation in the Linux kernel. A physically proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (memory exhaustion). (CVE-2018-10021).

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 linux-image-4.15-raspi2 and / or linux-image-raspi2 packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3678-4/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 110550

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3678-4.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/15/2018

Updated: 9/17/2020

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.1

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.15-raspi2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-raspi2, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts

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

Patch Publication Date: 6/15/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/13/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-10021, CVE-2018-1092, CVE-2018-8087

USN: 3678-4