Debian DLA-1531-1 : linux-4.9 security update

High Nessus Plugin ID 117908

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Linux kernel that may lead to a privilege escalation, denial of service or information leaks.

CVE-2018-6554

A memory leak in the irda_bind function in the irda subsystem was discovered. A local user can take advantage of this flaw to cause a denial of service (memory consumption).

CVE-2018-6555

A flaw was discovered in the irda_setsockopt function in the irda subsystem, allowing a local user to cause a denial of service (use-after-free and system crash).

CVE-2018-7755

Brian Belleville discovered a flaw in the fd_locked_ioctl function in the floppy driver in the Linux kernel. The floppy driver copies a kernel pointer to user memory in response to the FDGETPRM ioctl. A local user with access to a floppy drive device can take advantage of this flaw to discover the location kernel code and data.

CVE-2018-9363

It was discovered that the Bluetooth HIDP implementation did not correctly check the length of received report messages. A paired HIDP device could use this to cause a buffer overflow, leading to denial of service (memory corruption or crash) or potentially remote code execution.

CVE-2018-9516

It was discovered that the HID events interface in debugfs did not correctly limit the length of copies to user buffers. A local user with access to these files could use this to cause a denial of service (memory corruption or crash) or possibly for privilege escalation.
However, by default debugfs is only accessible by the root user.

CVE-2018-10902

It was discovered that the rawmidi kernel driver does not protect against concurrent access which leads to a double-realloc (double free) flaw. A local attacker can take advantage of this issue for privilege escalation.

CVE-2018-10938

Yves Younan from Cisco reported that the Cipso IPv4 module did not correctly check the length of IPv4 options. On custom kernels with CONFIG_NETLABEL enabled, a remote attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (hang).

CVE-2018-13099

Wen Xu from SSLab at Gatech reported a use-after-free bug in the F2FS implementation. An attacker able to mount a crafted F2FS volume could use this to cause a denial of service (crash or memory corruption) or possibly for privilege escalation.

CVE-2018-14609

Wen Xu from SSLab at Gatech reported a potential NULL pointer dereference in the F2FS implementation. An attacker able to mount arbitrary F2FS volumes could use this to cause a denial of service (crash).

CVE-2018-14617

Wen Xu from SSLab at Gatech reported a potential NULL pointer dereference in the HFS+ implementation. An attacker able to mount arbitrary HFS+ volumes could use this to cause a denial of service (crash).

CVE-2018-14633

Vincent Pelletier discovered a stack-based buffer overflow flaw in the chap_server_compute_md5() function in the iSCSI target code. An unauthenticated remote attacker can take advantage of this flaw to cause a denial of service or possibly to get a non-authorized access to data exported by an iSCSI target.

CVE-2018-14678

M. Vefa Bicakci and Andy Lutomirski discovered a flaw in the kernel exit code used on amd64 systems running as Xen PV guests. A local user could use this to cause a denial of service (crash).

CVE-2018-14734

A use-after-free bug was discovered in the InfiniBand communication manager. A local user could use this to cause a denial of service (crash or memory corruption) or possible for privilege escalation.

CVE-2018-15572

Esmaiel Mohammadian Koruyeh, Khaled Khasawneh, Chengyu Song, and Nael Abu-Ghazaleh, from University of California, Riverside, reported a variant of Spectre variant 2, dubbed SpectreRSB. A local user may be able to use this to read sensitive information from processes owned by other users.

CVE-2018-15594

Nadav Amit reported that some indirect function calls used in paravirtualised guests were vulnerable to Spectre variant 2. A local user may be able to use this to read sensitive information from the kernel.

CVE-2018-16276

Jann Horn discovered that the yurex driver did not correctly limit the length of copies to user buffers. A local user with access to a yurex device node could use this to cause a denial of service (memory corruption or crash) or possibly for privilege escalation.

CVE-2018-16658

It was discovered that the cdrom driver does not correctly validate the parameter to the CDROM_DRIVE_STATUS ioctl. A user with access to a cdrom device could use this to read sensitive information from the kernel or to cause a denial of service (crash).

CVE-2018-17182

Jann Horn discovered that the vmacache_flush_all function mishandles sequence number overflows. A local user can take advantage of this flaw to trigger a use-after-free, causing a denial of service (crash or memory corruption) or privilege escalation.

For Debian 8 'Jessie', these problems have been fixed in version 4.9.110-3+deb9u5~deb8u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your linux-4.9 packages.

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

Solution

Upgrade the affected packages.

See Also

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2018/10/msg00003.html

https://packages.debian.org/source/jessie/linux-4.9

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 117908

File Name: debian_DLA-1531.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/10/04

Modified: 2018/12/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 8.3

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.4

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-compiler-gcc-4.9-arm, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-doc-4.9, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-4.9.0-0.bpo.7-686, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-4.9.0-0.bpo.7-686-pae, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-4.9.0-0.bpo.7-all, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-4.9.0-0.bpo.7-all-amd64, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-4.9.0-0.bpo.7-all-armel, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-4.9.0-0.bpo.7-all-armhf, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-4.9.0-0.bpo.7-all-i386, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-4.9.0-0.bpo.7-amd64, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-4.9.0-0.bpo.7-armmp, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-4.9.0-0.bpo.7-armmp-lpae, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-4.9.0-0.bpo.7-common, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-4.9.0-0.bpo.7-common-rt, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-4.9.0-0.bpo.7-marvell, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-4.9.0-0.bpo.7-rt-686-pae, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-4.9.0-0.bpo.7-rt-amd64, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.9.0-0.bpo.7-686, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.9.0-0.bpo.7-686-pae, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.9.0-0.bpo.7-686-pae-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.9.0-0.bpo.7-amd64, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.9.0-0.bpo.7-amd64-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.9.0-0.bpo.7-armmp, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.9.0-0.bpo.7-armmp-lpae, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.9.0-0.bpo.7-marvell, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.9.0-0.bpo.7-rt-686-pae, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.9.0-0.bpo.7-rt-686-pae-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.9.0-0.bpo.7-rt-amd64, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.9.0-0.bpo.7-rt-amd64-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-kbuild-4.9, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-manual-4.9, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-perf-4.9, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-source-4.9, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-support-4.9.0-0.bpo.7, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/10/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-10902, CVE-2018-10938, CVE-2018-13099, CVE-2018-14609, CVE-2018-14617, CVE-2018-14633, CVE-2018-14678, CVE-2018-14734, CVE-2018-15572, CVE-2018-15594, CVE-2018-16276, CVE-2018-16658, CVE-2018-17182, CVE-2018-6554, CVE-2018-6555, CVE-2018-7755, CVE-2018-9363, CVE-2018-9516