EulerOS Virtualization 2.5.0 : kernel (EulerOS-SA-2018-1270)

High Nessus Plugin ID 117579

Synopsis

The remote EulerOS Virtualization host is missing multiple security updates.

Description

According to the versions of the kernel packages installed, the EulerOS Virtualization installation on the remote host is affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- An industry-wide issue was found in the way many modern microprocessor designs have implemented speculative execution of Load & Store instructions (a commonly used performance optimization). It relies on the presence of a precisely-defined instruction sequence in the privileged code as well as the fact that memory read from address to which a recent memory write has occurred may see an older value and subsequently cause an update into the microprocessor's data cache even for speculatively executed instructions that never actually commit (retire). As a result, an unprivileged attacker could use this flaw to read privileged memory by conducting targeted cache side-channel attacks.(CVE-2018-3639)

- A statement in the System Programming Guide of the Intel 64 and IA-32 Architectures Software Developer's Manual (SDM) was mishandled in the development of some or all operating-system kernels, resulting in unexpected behavior for #DB exceptions that are deferred by MOV SS or POP SS, as demonstrated by (for example) privilege escalation in Windows, macOS, some Xen configurations, or FreeBSD, or a Linux kernel crash. The MOV to SS and POP SS instructions inhibit interrupts (including NMIs), data breakpoints, and single step trap exceptions until the instruction boundary following the next instruction (SDM Vol. 3A;
section 6.8.3). (The inhibited data breakpoints are those on memory accessed by the MOV to SS or POP to SS instruction itself.) Note that debug exceptions are not inhibited by the interrupt enable (EFLAGS.IF) system flag (SDM Vol. 3A; section 2.3). If the instruction following the MOV to SS or POP to SS instruction is an instruction like SYSCALL, SYSENTER, INT 3, etc. that transfers control to the operating system at CPL < 3, the debug exception is delivered after the transfer to CPL < 3 is complete. OS kernels may not expect this order of events and may therefore experience unexpected behavior when it occurs.(CVE-2018-8897)

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

Solution

Update the affected kernel packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?9a53b85d

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 117579

File Name: EulerOS_SA-2018-1270.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Published: 2018/09/18

Updated: 2019/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

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:huawei:euleros:kernel, p-cpe:/a:huawei:euleros:kernel-devel, p-cpe:/a:huawei:euleros:kernel-headers, p-cpe:/a:huawei:euleros:kernel-tools, p-cpe:/a:huawei:euleros:kernel-tools-libs, p-cpe:/a:huawei:euleros:kernel-tools-libs-devel, cpe:/o:huawei:euleros:uvp:2.5.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/EulerOS/release, Host/EulerOS/rpm-list, Host/EulerOS/uvp_version

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/07/27

Exploitable With

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

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-3639, CVE-2018-8897