Oracle Linux 7 : Unbreakable Enterprise kernel (ELSA-2018-4270)

high Nessus Plugin ID 118861
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Synopsis

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

The remote Oracle Linux 7 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the ELSA-2018-4270 advisory.

- An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel through 4.18.8. The vmacache_flush_all function in mm/vmacache.c mishandles sequence number overflows. An attacker can trigger a use-after-free (and possibly gain privileges) via certain thread creation, map, unmap, invalidation, and dereference operations.
(CVE-2018-17182)

- drivers/infiniband/core/ucma.c in the Linux kernel through 4.17.11 allows ucma_leave_multicast to access a certain data structure after a cleanup step in ucma_process_join, which allows attackers to cause a denial of service (use-after-free). (CVE-2018-14734)

- The spectre_v2_select_mitigation function in arch/x86/kernel/cpu/bugs.c in the Linux kernel before 4.18.1 does not always fill RSB upon a context switch, which makes it easier for attackers to conduct userspace- userspace spectreRSB attacks. (CVE-2018-15572)

- An elevation of privilege vulnerability in the kernel scsi driver. Product: Android. Versions: Android kernel. Android ID A-65023233. (CVE-2017-13168)

- An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel through 4.17.10. There is out-of-bounds access in write_extent_buffer() when mounting and operating a crafted btrfs image, because of a lack of verification that each block group has a corresponding chunk at mount time, within btrfs_read_block_groups in fs/btrfs/extent-tree.c. (CVE-2018-14610)

- An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel through 4.17.10. There is a use-after-free in try_merge_free_space() when mounting a crafted btrfs image, because of a lack of chunk type flag checks in btrfs_check_chunk_valid in fs/btrfs/volumes.c. (CVE-2018-14611)

- arch/arm64/kvm/guest.c in KVM in the Linux kernel before 4.18.12 on the arm64 platform mishandles the KVM_SET_ON_REG ioctl. This is exploitable by attackers who can create virtual machines. An attacker can arbitrarily redirect the hypervisor flow of control (with full register control). An attacker can also cause a denial of service (hypervisor panic) via an illegal exception return. This occurs because of insufficient restrictions on userspace access to the core register file, and because PSTATE.M validation does not prevent unintended execution modes. (CVE-2018-18021)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://linux.oracle.com/errata/ELSA-2018-4270.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 118861

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2018-4270.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/11/2018

Updated: 9/8/2021

Dependencies: linux_alt_patch_detect.nasl, ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-17182

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:oracle:linux:7, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-uek, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-uek-debug, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-uek-debug-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-uek-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-uek-doc, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-uek-headers, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-uek-tools, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-uek-tools-libs, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-uek-tools-libs-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:perf, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:python-perf

Required KB Items: Host/OracleLinux, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/local_checks_enabled

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/8/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/6/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-13168, CVE-2018-14610, CVE-2018-14611, CVE-2018-14734, CVE-2018-15572, CVE-2018-17182, CVE-2018-18021