Ubuntu 16.04 LTS : Linux kernel (HWE) regression (USN-3718-2)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 111267
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Synopsis

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

Description

USN-3695-2 fixed vulnerabilities in the Linux Hardware Enablement Kernel (HWE) kernel for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. Unfortunately, the fix for CVE-2018-1108 introduced a regression where insufficient early entropy prevented services from starting, leading in some situations to a failure to boot, This update addresses the issue.

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Jann Horn discovered that the Linux kernel's implementation of random seed data reported that it was in a ready state before it had gathered sufficient entropy. An attacker could use this to expose sensitive information. (CVE-2018-1108)

Wen Xu discovered that the ext4 file system implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly initialize the crc32c checksum driver. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2018-1094)

It was discovered that the cdrom driver in the Linux kernel contained an incorrect bounds check. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information (kernel memory). (CVE-2018-10940)

Wen Xu discovered that the ext4 file system implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly validate xattr sizes. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash).
(CVE-2018-1095)

Jann Horn discovered that the 32 bit adjtimex() syscall implementation for 64 bit Linux kernels did not properly initialize memory returned to user space in some situations. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information (kernel memory). (CVE-2018-11508)

It was discovered that an information leak vulnerability existed in the floppy driver in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information (kernel memory). (CVE-2018-7755).

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/3718-2/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 111267

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3718-2.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/24/2018

Updated: 9/17/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl, linux_alt_patch_detect.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.1

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.9

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.15-azure, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.15-gcp, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.15-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.15-generic-lpae, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.15-lowlatency, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-azure, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-gcp, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-generic-hwe-16.04, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-generic-lpae-hwe-16.04, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-gke, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-lowlatency-hwe-16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04

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: 7/21/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/8/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-1094, CVE-2018-10940, CVE-2018-1095, CVE-2018-1108, CVE-2018-11508, CVE-2018-7755

USN: 3718-2