EulerOS Virtualization : kernel (EulerOS-SA-2019-1496)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 124819


The remote EulerOS Virtualization host is missing multiple security updates.


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

- A use-after-free vulnerability was found in the kernel's socket recvmmsg subsystem. This may allow remote attackers to corrupt memory and may allow execution of arbitrary code. This corruption takes place during the error handling routines within
__sys_recvmmsg() function.(CVE-2016-7117)

- A heap-buffer overflow vulnerability was found in the arcmsr_iop_message_xfer() function in 'drivers/scsi/arcmsr/arcmsr_hba.c' file in the Linux kernel through 4.8.2. The function does not restrict a certain length field, which allows local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service via an ARCMSR_MESSAGE_WRITE_WQBUFFER control code. This can potentially cause kernel heap corruption and arbitrary kernel code execution.(CVE-2016-7425)

- A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's implementation of seq_file where a local attacker could manipulate memory in the put() function pointer. This could lead to memory corruption and possible privileged escalation.(CVE-2016-7910)

- A use-after-free vulnerability in sys_ioprio_get() was found due to get_task_ioprio() accessing the task-i1/4zio_context without holding the task lock and could potentially race with exit_io_context(), leading to a use-after-free.(CVE-2016-7911)

- The xc2028_set_config function in drivers/media/tuners/tuner-xc2028.c in the Linux kernel before 4.6 allows local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (use-after-free) via vectors involving omission of the firmware name from a certain data structure. Due to the nature of the flaw, privilege escalation cannot be fully ruled out, although we believe it is unlikely.(CVE-2016-7913)

- The assoc_array_insert_into_terminal_node() function in 'lib/assoc_array.c' in the Linux kernel before 4.5.3 does not check whether a slot is a leaf, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory or cause a denial of service (invalid pointer dereference and out-of-bounds read) via an application that uses associative-array data structures.(CVE-2016-7914)

- The hid_input_field() function in 'drivers/hid/hid-core.c' in the Linux kernel before 4.6 allows physically proximate attackers to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory or cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds read) by connecting a device.(CVE-2016-7915)

- Race condition in the environ_read() function in 'fs/proc/base.c' in the Linux kernel before 4.5.4 allows local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory by reading a '/proc/*/environ' file during a process-setup time interval in which environment-variable copying is incomplete.(CVE-2016-7916)

- A flaw was found in the Linux networking subsystem where a local attacker with CAP_NET_ADMIN capabilities could cause an out-of-bounds memory access by creating a smaller-than-expected ICMP header and sending to its destination via sendto().(CVE-2016-8399)

- Linux kernel built with the Kernel-based Virtual Machine (CONFIG_KVM) support is vulnerable to a null pointer dereference flaw. It could occur on x86 platform, when emulating an undefined instruction. An attacker could use this flaw to crash the host kernel resulting in DoS.(CVE-2016-8630)

- A buffer overflow vulnerability due to a lack of input filtering of incoming fragmented datagrams was found in the IP-over-1394 driver firewire-net in a fragment handling code in the Linux kernel. The vulnerability exists since firewire supported IPv4, i.e. since version 2.6.31 (year 2009) till version v4.9-rc4. A maliciously formed fragment with a respectively large datagram offset would cause a memcpy() past the datagram buffer, which would cause a system panic or possible arbitrary code execution.The flaw requires firewire-net module to be loaded and is remotely exploitable from connected firewire devices, but not over a local network.(CVE-2016-8633)

- It was discovered that the Linux kernel since 3.6-rc1 with 'net.ipv4.tcp_fastopen' set to 1 can hit BUG() statement in tcp_collapse() function after making a number of certain syscalls leading to a possible system crash.(CVE-2016-8645)

- A vulnerability was found in the Linux kernel. An unprivileged local user could trigger oops in shash_async_export() by attempting to force the in-kernel hashing algorithms into decrypting an empty data set.(CVE-2016-8646)

- A flaw was found in the Linux kernel key management subsystem in which a local attacker could crash the kernel or corrupt the stack and additional memory (denial of service) by supplying a specially crafted RSA key. This flaw panics the machine during the verification of the RSA key.(CVE-2016-8650)

- A race condition issue leading to a use-after-free flaw was found in the way the raw packet sockets implementation in the Linux kernel networking subsystem handled synchronization while creating the TPACKET_V3 ring buffer. A local user able to open a raw packet socket (requires the CAP_NET_RAW capability) could use this flaw to elevate their privileges on the system.(CVE-2016-8655)

- A flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's networking subsystem handled offloaded packets with multiple layers of encapsulation in the GRO (Generic Receive Offload) code path. A remote attacker could use this flaw to trigger unbounded recursion in the kernel that could lead to stack corruption, resulting in a system crash.(CVE-2016-8666)

- A flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's implementation of VFIO. An attacker issuing an ioctl can create a situation where memory is corrupted and modify memory outside of the expected area. This may overwrite kernel memory and subvert kernel execution.(CVE-2016-9083)

- The use of a kzalloc with an integer multiplication allowed an integer overflow condition to be reached in vfio_pci_intrs.c. This combined with CVE-2016-9083 may allow an attacker to craft an attack and use unallocated memory, potentially crashing the machine.(CVE-2016-9084)

- A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's implementation of the SCTP protocol. A remote attacker could trigger an out-of-bounds read with an offset of up to 64kB potentially causing the system to crash.(CVE-2016-9555)

- It was found that the blk_rq_map_user_iov() function in the Linux kernel's block device implementation did not properly restrict the type of iterator, which could allow a local attacker to read or write to arbitrary kernel memory locations or cause a denial of service (use-after-free) by leveraging write access to a /dev/sg device.(CVE-2016-9576)

- Linux kernel built with the KVM visualization support (CONFIG_KVM), with nested visualization(nVMX) feature enabled(nested=1), is vulnerable to an uncaught exception issue. It could occur if an L2 guest was to throw an exception which is not handled by an L1 guest.(CVE-2016-9588)

- It was discovered that root can gain direct access to an internal keyring, such as '.dns_resolver' in RHEL-7 or '.builtin_trusted_keys' upstream, by joining it as its session keyring. This allows root to bypass module signature verification by adding a new public key of its own devising to the keyring.(CVE-2016-9604)

- A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's implementation of XFS file attributes. Two memory leaks were detected in xfs_attr_shortform_list and xfs_attr3_leaf_list_int when running a docker container backed by xfs/overlay2.
A dedicated attacker could possible exhaust all memory and create a denial of service situation.(CVE-2016-9685)

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.


Update the affected kernel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 124819

File Name: EulerOS_SA-2019-1496.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Published: 5/13/2019

Updated: 5/23/2024

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.6


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-9555


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9.4

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/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-headers, p-cpe:/a:huawei:euleros:kernel-tools-libs-devel, p-cpe:/a:huawei:euleros:kernel-tools-libs, p-cpe:/a:huawei:euleros:python-perf, p-cpe:/a:huawei:euleros:kernel-tools, p-cpe:/a:huawei:euleros:kernel-devel, p-cpe:/a:huawei:euleros:kernel, cpe:/o:huawei:euleros:uvp:, p-cpe:/a:huawei:euleros:perf

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: 5/9/2019

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (AF_PACKET chocobo_root Privilege Escalation)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-7117, CVE-2016-7425, CVE-2016-7910, CVE-2016-7911, CVE-2016-7913, CVE-2016-7914, CVE-2016-7915, CVE-2016-7916, CVE-2016-8399, CVE-2016-8630, CVE-2016-8633, CVE-2016-8645, CVE-2016-8646, CVE-2016-8650, CVE-2016-8655, CVE-2016-8666, CVE-2016-9083, CVE-2016-9084, CVE-2016-9555, CVE-2016-9576, CVE-2016-9588, CVE-2016-9604, CVE-2016-9685