EulerOS Virtualization 18.104.22.168 : kernel (EulerOS-SA-2019-1502)
High Nessus Plugin ID 124825
SynopsisThe remote EulerOS Virtualization host is missing multiple security updates.
DescriptionAccording to the versions of the kernel packages installed, the EulerOS Virtualization installation on the remote host is affected by the following vulnerabilities :
- The perf_cpu_time_max_percent_handler function in kernel/events/core.c in the Linux kernel before 4.11 allows local users to cause a denial of service (integer overflow) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a large value, as demonstrated by an incorrect sample-rate calculation.(CVE-2017-18255)
- In the Linux kernel before 4.13.5, a local user could create keyrings for other users via keyctl commands, setting unwanted defaults or causing a denial of service.(CVE-2017-18270)
- The timer_create syscall implementation in kernel/time/posix-timers.c in the Linux kernel doesn't properly validate the sigevent->sigev_notify field, which leads to out-of-bounds access in the show_timer function.(CVE-2017-18344)
- arch/x86/kvm/emulate.c in the Linux kernel through 4.9.3 allows local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory or cause a denial of service (use-after-free) via a crafted application that leverages instruction emulation for fxrstor, fxsave, sgdt, and sidt.(CVE-2017-2584)
- Linux kernel built with the KVM visualization support (CONFIG_KVM), with nested visualization(nVMX) feature enabled(nested=1), is vulnerable to host memory leakage issue. It could occur while emulating VMXON instruction in 'handle_vmon'. An L1 guest user could use this flaw to leak host memory potentially resulting in DoS.(CVE-2017-2596)
- A race condition flaw was found in the N_HLDC Linux kernel driver when accessing n_hdlc.tbuf list that can lead to double free. A local, unprivileged user able to set the HDLC line discipline on the tty device could use this flaw to increase their privileges on the system.(CVE-2017-2636)
- A flaw was found that can be triggered in keyring_search_iterator in keyring.c if type->match is NULL. A local user could use this flaw to crash the system or, potentially, escalate their privileges.(CVE-2017-2647)
- A race condition leading to a NULL pointer dereference was found in the Linux kernel's Link Layer Control implementation. A local attacker with access to ping sockets could use this flaw to crash the system.(CVE-2017-2671)
- A vulnerability was found in the Linux kernel in 'tmpfs' file system. When file permissions are modified via 'chmod' and the user is not in the owning group or capable of CAP_FSETID, the setgid bit is cleared in inode_change_ok(). Setting a POSIX ACL via 'setxattr' sets the file permissions as well as the new ACL, but doesn't clear the setgid bit in a similar way; this allows to bypass the check in 'chmod'.(CVE-2017-5551)
- The do_shmat function in ipc/shm.c in the Linux kernel, through 4.9.12, does not restrict the address calculated by a certain rounding operation. This allows privileged local users to map page zero and, consequently, bypass a protection mechanism that exists for the mmap system call. This is possible by making crafted shmget and shmat system calls in a privileged context.(CVE-2017-5669)
- A vulnerability was found in the Linux kernel where having malicious IP options present would cause the ipv4_pktinfo_prepare() function to drop/free the dst.
This could result in a system crash or possible privilege escalation.(CVE-2017-5970)
- It was reported that with Linux kernel, earlier than version v4.10-rc8, an application may trigger a BUG_ON in sctp_wait_for_sndbuf if the socket tx buffer is full, a thread is waiting on it to queue more data, and meanwhile another thread peels off the association being used by the first thread.(CVE-2017-5986)
- It was found that the original fix for CVE-2016-6786 was incomplete. There exist a race between two concurrent sys_perf_event_open() calls when both try and move the same pre-existing software group into a hardware context.(CVE-2017-6001)
- A use-after-free flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's Datagram Congestion Control Protocol (DCCP) implementation freed SKB (socket buffer) resources for a DCCP_PKT_REQUEST packet when the IPV6_RECVPKTINFO option is set on the socket. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to alter the kernel memory, allowing them to escalate their privileges on the system.(CVE-2017-6074)
- A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's handling of packets with the URG flag. Applications using the splice() and tcp_splice_read() functionality could allow a remote attacker to force the kernel to enter a condition in which it could loop indefinitely.(CVE-2017-6214)
- The hashbin_delete function in net/irda/irqueue.c in the Linux kernel improperly manages lock dropping, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (deadlock) via crafted operations on IrDA devices.(CVE-2017-6348)
- It was found that the code in net/sctp/socket.c in the Linux kernel through 4.10.1 does not properly restrict association peel-off operations during certain wait states, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (invalid unlock and double free) via a multithreaded application. This vulnerability was introduced by CVE-2017-5986 fix (commit 2dcab5984841).(CVE-2017-6353)
- The keyring_search_aux function in security/keys/keyring.c in the Linux kernel allows local users to cause a denial of service via a request_key system call for the 'dead' key type.(CVE-2017-6951)
- The sg_ioctl function in drivers/scsi/sg.c in the Linux kernel allows local users to cause a denial of service (stack-based buffer overflow) or possibly have unspecified other impacts via a large command size in an SG_NEXT_CMD_LEN ioctl call, leading to out-of-bounds write access in the sg_write function.(CVE-2017-7187)
- In was found that in the Linux kernel, in vmw_surface_define_ioctl() function in 'drivers/gpu/drm/vmwgfx/vmwgfx_surface.c' file, a 'num_sizes' parameter is assigned a user-controlled value which is not checked if it is zero. This is used in a call to kmalloc() and later leads to dereferencing ZERO_SIZE_PTR, which in turn leads to a GPF and possibly to a kernel panic.(CVE-2017-7261)
- An out-of-bounds write vulnerability was found in the Linux kernel's vmw_surface_define_ioctl() function, in the 'drivers/gpu/drm/vmwgfx/vmwgfx_surface.c' file. Due to the nature of the flaw, privilege escalation cannot be fully ruled out, although we believe it is unlikely.(CVE-2017-7294)
- It was found that the packet_set_ring() function of the Linux kernel's networking implementation did not properly validate certain block-size data. A local attacker with CAP_NET_RAW capability could use this flaw to trigger a buffer overflow, resulting in the crash of the system. Due to the nature of the flaw, privilege escalation cannot be fully ruled out.(CVE-2017-7308)
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.
SolutionUpdate the affected kernel packages.