EulerOS Virtualization for ARM 64 220.127.116.11 : kernel (EulerOS-SA-2019-1527)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 124980
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 :
- The Linux kernel, before version 4.14.3, is vulnerable to a denial of service in drivers/md/dm.c:dm_get_from_kobject() which can be caused by local users leveraging a race condition with
__dm_destroy() during creation and removal of DM devices. Only privileged local users (with CAP_SYS_ADMIN capability) can directly perform the ioctl operations for dm device creation and removal and this would typically be outside the direct control of the unprivileged attacker.(CVE-2017-18203)
- The batadv_frag_merge_packets function in net/batman-adv/fragmentation.c in the B.A.T.M.A.N.
implementation in the Linux kernel through 3.18.1 uses an incorrect length field during a calculation of an amount of memory, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (mesh-node system crash) via fragmented packets.(CVE-2014-9428)
- The regulator_ena_gpio_free function in drivers/regulator/core.c in the Linux kernel allows local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (use-after-free) via a crafted application.(CVE-2014-9940)
- The Linux kernel before 3.12, when UDP Fragmentation Offload (UFO) is enabled, does not properly initialize certain data structures, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory corruption and system crash) or possibly gain privileges via a crafted application that uses the UDP_CORK option in a setsockopt system call and sends both short and long packets, related to the ip_ufo_append_data function in net/ipv4/ip_output.c and the ip6_ufo_append_data function in net/ipv6/ip6_output.c.(CVE-2013-4470)
- 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 NULL-pointer dereference vulnerability was found in the Linux kernel's TCP stack, in net/netfilter/nf_nat_redirect.c in the nf_nat_redirect_ipv4() function. A remote, unauthenticated user could exploit this flaw to create a system crash (denial of service).(CVE-2015-8787)
- A use-after-free flaw was found in the CXGB3 kernel driver when the network was considered to be congested.
The kernel incorrectly misinterpreted the congestion as an error condition and incorrectly freed or cleaned up the socket buffer (skb). When the device then sent the skb's queued data, these structures were referenced. A local attacker could use this flaw to panic the system (denial of service) or, with a local account, escalate their privileges.(CVE-2015-8812)
- A flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's networking implementation handled UDP packets with incorrect checksum values. A remote attacker could potentially use this flaw to trigger an infinite loop in the kernel, resulting in a denial of service on the system, or cause a denial of service in applications using the edge triggered epoll functionality.(CVE-2015-5364)
- 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)
- A flaw was discovered in the way the Linux kernel dealt with paging structures. When the kernel invalidated a paging structure that was not in use locally, it could, in principle, race against another CPU that is switching to a process that uses the paging structure in question. A local user could use a thread running with a stale cached virtual->physical translation to potentially escalate their privileges if the translation in question were writable and the physical page got reused for something critical (for example, a page table).(CVE-2016-2069)
- Use after free vulnerability was found in percpu using previously allocated memory in bpf. First
__alloc_percpu_gfp() is called, then the memory is freed with free_percpu() which triggers async pcpu_balance_work and then pcpu_extend_area_map could use a chunk after it has been freed.(CVE-2016-4794)
- A missing authorization check in the fscrypt_process_policy function in fs/crypto/policy.c in the ext4 and f2fs filesystem encryption support in the Linux kernel allows a user to assign an encryption policy to a directory owned by a different user, potentially creating a denial of service.(CVE-2016-10318)
- The security_context_to_sid_core function in security/selinux/ss/services.c in the Linux kernel before 3.13.4 allows local users to cause a denial of service (system crash) by leveraging the CAP_MAC_ADMIN capability to set a zero-length security context.(CVE-2014-1874)
- The vfe31_proc_general function in drivers/media/video/msm/vfe/msm_vfe31.c in the MSM-VFE31 driver for the Linux kernel 3.x, as used in Qualcomm Innovation Center (QuIC) Android contributions for MSM devices and other products, does not validate a certain id value, which allows attackers to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (memory corruption) via an application that makes a crafted ioctl call.(CVE-2014-9410)
- A vulnerability was found in the Key Management sub component of the Linux kernel, where when trying to issue a KEYTCL_READ on a negative key would lead to a NULL pointer dereference. A local attacker could use this flaw to crash the kernel.(CVE-2017-12192)
- Out-of-bounds memory read in the x509_decode_time function in x509_cert_parser.c in Linux kernels 4.3-rc1 and after.(CVE-2015-5327)
- It was found that the espfix functionality does not work for 32-bit KVM paravirtualized guests. A local, unprivileged guest user could potentially use this flaw to leak kernel stack addresses.(CVE-2014-8134)
- An out-of-bounds write flaw was found in the way the Apple Magic Mouse/Trackpad multi-touch driver handled Human Interface Device (HID) reports with an invalid size. An attacker with physical access to the system could use this flaw to crash the system or, potentially, escalate their privileges on the system.(CVE-2014-3181)
- A use-after-free flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's key management subsystem handled keyring object reference counting in certain error path of the join_session_keyring() function. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to escalate their privileges on the system.(CVE-2016-0728)
- Use-after-free vulnerability in the skb_segment function in net/core/skbuff.c in the Linux kernel through 3.13.6 allows attackers to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory by leveraging the absence of a certain orphaning operation.(CVE-2014-0131)
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.