Oracle Linux 7 : kernel (ELSA-2019-0512)

high Nessus Plugin ID 122864

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-2019-0512 advisory.

- An issue was discovered in the proc_pid_stack function in fs/proc/base.c in the Linux kernel through 4.18.11. It does not ensure that only root may inspect the kernel stack of an arbitrary task, allowing a local attacker to exploit racy stack unwinding and leak kernel task stack contents. (CVE-2018-17972)

- In sk_clone_lock of sock.c, there is a possible memory corruption due to type confusion. This could lead to local escalation of privilege with no additional execution privileges needed. User interaction is not needed for exploitation. Product: Android. Versions: Android kernel. Android ID: A-113509306. References:
Upstream kernel. (CVE-2018-9568)

- In the Linux kernel 4.14.x, 4.15.x, 4.16.x, 4.17.x, and 4.18.x before 4.18.13, faulty computation of numeric bounds in the BPF verifier permits out-of-bounds memory accesses because adjust_scalar_min_max_vals in kernel/bpf/verifier.c mishandles 32-bit right shifts. (CVE-2018-18445)

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-2019-0512.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 122864

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2019-0512.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/15/2019

Updated: 9/8/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-9568

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:oracle:linux:7, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:bpftool, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-abi-whitelists, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-debug, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-debug-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-headers, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-tools, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-tools-libs, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/13/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/28/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-9568, CVE-2018-17972, CVE-2018-18445

RHSA: 2019:0512