EulerOS Virtualization for ARM 64 220.127.116.11 : kernel (EulerOS-SA-2019-1518)
High Nessus Plugin ID 124971
SynopsisThe remote EulerOS Virtualization for ARM 64 host is missing multiple security updates.
DescriptionAccording to the versions of the kernel packages installed, the EulerOS Virtualization for ARM 64 installation on the remote host is affected by the following vulnerabilities :
- 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)
- The (1) BPF_S_ANC_NLATTR and (2) BPF_S_ANC_NLATTR_NEST extension implementations in the sk_run_filter function in net/core/filter.c in the Linux kernel through 3.14.3 do not check whether a certain length value is sufficiently large, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (integer underflow and system crash) via crafted BPF instructions. NOTE: the affected code was moved to the __skb_get_nlattr and
__skb_get_nlattr_nest functions before the vulnerability was announced.(CVE-2014-3144)
- A flaw was found in the Linux kernel when freeing pages in hugetlbfs. This could trigger a local denial of service by crashing the kernel.(CVE-2017-15127)
- An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel before 4.8.
Incorrect access checking in overlayfs mounts could be used by local attackers to modify or truncate files in the underlying filesystem.(CVE-2018-16597)
- Memory leak in the cuse_channel_release function in fs/fuse/cuse.c in the Linux kernel before 4.4 allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) or possibly have unspecified other impact by opening /dev/cuse many times.(CVE-2015-1339)
- A flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's nested NMI handler and espfix64 functionalities interacted during NMI processing. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to crash the system or, potentially, escalate their privileges on the system.(CVE-2015-3290)
- Multiple array index errors in drivers/hid/hid-multitouch.c in the Human Interface Device (HID) subsystem in the Linux kernel through 3.11, when CONFIG_HID_MULTITOUCH is enabled, allow physically proximate attackers to cause a denial of service (heap memory corruption, or NULL pointer dereference and OOPS) via a crafted device.(CVE-2013-2897)
- A flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's futex subsystem handled the requeuing of certain Priority Inheritance (PI) futexes. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to escalate their privileges on the system.(CVE-2014-3153)
- The XFS subsystem in the Linux kernel 4.4 and later allows local users to cause a denial of service (fdatasync() failure and system hang) by using the vfs syscall group in the 'trinity' program, as a result of a page lock order bug in the XFS seek hole/data implementation.(CVE-2016-8660)
- A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's key management system where it was possible for an attacker to escalate privileges or crash the machine. If a user key gets negatively instantiated, an error code is cached in the payload area. A negatively instantiated key may be then be positively instantiated by updating it with valid data. However, the ->update key type method must be aware that the error code may be there.(CVE-2015-8539)
- It was found that the Linux kernel KVM subsystem's sysenter instruction emulation was not sufficient. An unprivileged guest user could use this flaw to escalate their privileges by tricking the hypervisor to emulate a SYSENTER instruction in 16-bit mode, if the guest OS did not initialize the SYSENTER model-specific registers (MSRs). Note: Certified guest operating systems for Red Hat Enterprise Linux with KVM do initialize the SYSENTER MSRs and are thus not vulnerable to this issue when running on a KVM hypervisor.(CVE-2015-0239)
- An information leak flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel handled media device enumerate entities IOCTL requests. A local user able to access the /dev/media0 device file could use this flaw to leak kernel memory bytes.(CVE-2014-1739)
- The dgnc_mgmt_ioctl function in drivers/staging/dgnc/dgnc_mgmt.c in the Linux kernel through 4.3.3 does not initialize a certain structure member, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory via a crafted application.(CVE-2015-7885)
- An information leak was discovered in the Linux kernel in cdrom_ioctl_drive_status() function in drivers/cdrom/cdrom.c that could be used by local attackers to read kernel memory at certain location.(CVE-2018-16658)
- 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)
- It was found that the Linux kernel's KVM subsystem did not handle the VM exits gracefully for the invvpid (Invalidate Translations Based on VPID) instructions.
On hosts with an Intel processor and invppid VM exit support, an unprivileged guest user could use these instructions to crash the guest.(CVE-2014-3646)
- An attacker on a network could abuse a flaw in the IPv6 stack fragment reassembly code to induce kernel memory corruption on the system, possibly leading to a system crash.(CVE-2016-9755)
- It was found that a regular user could remove xattr permissions on files by using the chown or write system calls. A local attacker could use this flaw to deny elevated permissions from valid users, services, or applications, potentially resulting in a denial of service.(CVE-2015-1350)
- arch/powerpc/kvm/book3s_hv_rmhandlers.S in the Linux kernel through 4.7 on PowerPC platforms, when CONFIG_KVM_BOOK3S_64_HV is enabled, allows guest OS users to cause a denial of service (host OS infinite loop) by making a H_CEDE hypercall during the existence of a suspended transaction.(CVE-2016-5412)
- An issue was discovered in the proc_pid_stack function in fs/proc/base.c in the Linux kernel. An attacker with a local account can trick the stack unwinder code to leak stack contents to userspace. The fix allows only root to inspect the kernel stack of an arbitrary task.(CVE-2018-17972)
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.