EulerOS Virtualization 2.5.0 : kernel (EulerOS-SA-2018-1345)

High Nessus Plugin ID 118433

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 :

- Modern operating systems implement virtualization of
physical memory to efficiently use available system
resources and provide inter-domain protection through
access control and isolation. The L1TF issue was found
in the way the x86 microprocessor designs have
implemented speculative execution of instructions (a
commonly used performance optimisation) in combination
with handling of page-faults caused by terminated
virtual to physical address resolving process. As a
result, an unprivileged attacker could use this flaw to
read privileged memory of the kernel or other processes
and/or cross guest/host boundaries to read host memory
by conducting targeted cache side-channel attacks.
(CVE-2018-3646)

- A flaw named SegmentSmack was found in the way the
Linux kernel handled specially crafted TCP packets. A
remote attacker could use this flaw to trigger time and
calculation expensive calls to tcp_collapse_ofo_queue()
and tcp_prune_ofo_queue() functions by sending
specially modified packets within ongoing TCP sessions
which could lead to a CPU saturation and hence a denial
of service on the system. Maintaining the denial of
service condition requires continuous two-way TCP
sessions to a reachable open port, thus the attacks
cannot be performed using spoofed IP
addresses.(CVE-2018-5390)

- Modern operating systems implement virtualization of
physical memory to efficiently use available system
resources and provide inter-domain protection through
access control and isolation. The L1TF issue was found
in the way the x86 microprocessor designs have
implemented speculative execution of instructions (a
commonly used performance optimization) in combination
with handling of page-faults caused by terminated
virtual to physical address resolving process. As a
result, an unprivileged attacker could use this flaw to
read privileged memory of the kernel or other processes
and/or cross guest/host boundaries to read host memory
by conducting targeted cache side-channel
attacks.(CVE-2018-3620)

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?150b8e96

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 118433

File Name: EulerOS_SA-2018-1345.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Published: 2018/10/26

Modified: 2018/11/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.8

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/10/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-3620, CVE-2018-3646, CVE-2018-5390