Virtuozzo 7 : readykernel-patch (VZA-2018-052)

High Nessus Plugin ID 111642

Synopsis

The remote Virtuozzo host is missing a security update.

Description

According to the version of the vzkernel package and the readykernel-patch installed, the Virtuozzo installation on the remote host is affected by the following vulnerability :

- The implementation of timer_create system call in the Linux kernel before 4.14.8 doesn't properly validate the sigevent::sigev_notify field, which leads to out-of-bounds access in the show_timer function (called when /proc/$PID/timers is read). This allows userspace applications to read arbitrary kernel memory (on a kernel built with CONFIG_POSIX_TIMERS and CONFIG_CHECKPOINT_RESTORE).

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

Solution

Update the readykernel patch.

See Also

https://help.virtuozzo.com/customer/portal/articles/2951184

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2018/08/02/3

http://www.nessus.org/u?2fbad0c6

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 111642

File Name: Virtuozzo_VZA-2018-052.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Published: 2018/08/10

Modified: 2018/08/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:virtuozzo:virtuozzo:readykernel, cpe:/o:virtuozzo:virtuozzo:7

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Virtuozzo/release, Host/Virtuozzo/rpm-list, Host/readykernel-info

Patch Publication Date: 2018/08/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-18344