EulerOS Virtualization for ARM 64 : kernel (EulerOS-SA-2019-1538)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 124991


The remote EulerOS Virtualization for ARM 64 host is missing multiple security updates.


According 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 kernel package contains the Linux kernel (vmlinuz), the core of any Linux operating system. The kernel handles the basic functions of the operating system:
memory allocation, process allocation, device input and output, etc.Security Fix(es):The walk_hugetlb_range() function in 'mm/pagewalk.c' file in the Linux kernel from v4.0-rc1 through v4.15-rc1 mishandles holes in hugetlb ranges. This allows local users to obtain sensitive information from uninitialized kernel memory via crafted use of the mincore() system call.(CVE-2017-16994)In the Linux kernel before 4.7, the amd_gpio_remove function in drivers/pinctrl/pinctrl-amd.c calls the pinctrl_unregister function, leading to a double free.(CVE-2017-18174)In the Linux kernel through 4.20.11, af_alg_release() in crypto/af_alg.c neglects to set a NULL value for a certain structure member, which leads to a use-after-free in sockfs_setattr.(CVE-2019-8912)A security flaw was found in the Linux kernel that an attempt to move page mapped by AIO ring buffer to the other node triggers NULL pointer dereference at trace_writeback_dirty_page(), because is 0.(CVE-2016-3070)The NFSv4 implementation in the Linux kernel through 4.11.1 allows local users to cause a denial of service (resource consumption) by leveraging improper channel callback shutdown when unmounting an NFSv4 filesystem, aka a 'module reference and kernel daemon' leak.(CVE-2017-9059)When creating audit records for parameters to executed children processes, an attacker can convince the Linux kernel audit subsystem can create corrupt records which may allow an attacker to misrepresent or evade logging of executing commands.(CVE-2016-6136)A use-after-free vulnerability was found in a network namespaces code affecting the Linux kernel since v4.0-rc1 through v4.15-rc5. The function get_net_ns_by_id() does not check for the net::count value after it has found a peer network in netns_ids idr which could lead to double free and memory corruption. This vulnerability could allow an unprivileged local user to induce kernel memory corruption on the system, leading to a crash. Due to the nature of the flaw, privilege escalation cannot be fully ruled out, although it is thought to be unlikely.(CVE-2017-15129)A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the rds_ib_laddr_check() function in the Linux kernel's implementation of Reliable Datagram Sockets (RDS). A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to crash the system.(CVE-2013-7339)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)The uio_mmap_physical function in drivers/uio/uio.c in the Linux kernel before 3.12 does not validate the size of a memory block, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory corruption) or possibly gain privileges via crafted mmap operations, a different vulnerability than CVE-2013-4511.(CVE-2013-6763)In the Linux kernel before 4.20.5, attackers can trigger a drivers/char/ipmi/ipmi_msghandler.c use-after-free and OOPS by arranging for certain simultaneous execution of the code, as demonstrated by a 'service ipmievd restart' loop.(CVE-2019-9003)An integer overflow flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel randomized the stack for processes on certain 64-bit architecture systems, such as x86-64, causing the stack entropy to be reduced by four.(CVE-2015-1593)The compat_sys_recvmmsg function in net/compat.c in the Linux kernel before 3.13.2, when CONFIG_X86_X32 is enabled, allows local users to gain privileges via a recvmmsg system call with a crafted timeout pointer parameter.(CVE-2014-0038)The kill_something_info function in kernel/signal.c in the Linux kernel before 4.13, when an unspecified architecture and compiler is used, might allow local users to cause a denial of service via an INT_MIN argument.(CVE-2018-10124)arch/s390/kernel/head64.S in the Linux kernel before 3.13.5 on the s390 platform does not properly handle attempted use of the linkage stack, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (system crash) by executing a crafted instruction.(CVE-2014-2039)A flaw was found in the Linux kernel in that the aoedisk_debugfs_show() function in drivers/block/aoe/aoeblk.c allows local users to obtain some kernel address information by reading a debugfs file. This address is not useful to commit a further attack.(CVE-2018-7754)ALSA sequencer core initializes the event pool on demand by invoking snd_seq_pool_init() when the first write happens and the pool is empty. A user can reset the pool size manually via ioctl concurrently, and this may lead to UAF or out-of-bound access.(CVE-2018-7566)In the function wmi_set_ie(), the length validation code does not handle unsigned integer overflow properly. As a result, a large value of the 'ie_len' argument can cause a buffer overflow in all Android releases from CAF (Android for MSM, Firefox OS for MSM, QRD Android) using the Linux Kernel.(CVE-2018-5848)The Linux kernel does not properly initialize memory in messages passed between virtual guests and the host operating system in the vhost/vhost.c:vhost_new_msg() function. This can allow local privileged users to read some kernel memory contents when reading from the /dev/vhost-net device file.(CVE-2018-1118)Systems with microprocessors utilizing speculative execution and speculative execution of memory reads before the addresses of all prior memory writes are known may allow unauthorized disclosure of information to an attacker with local user access via a side-channel analysis, aka Speculative Store Bypass (SSB), Variant 4.(CVE-2018-3639)

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: 124991

File Name: EulerOS_SA-2019-1538.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Published: 5/14/2019

Updated: 1/6/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.6


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-18174


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, p-cpe:/a:huawei:euleros:kernel-devel, p-cpe:/a:huawei:euleros:kernel-headers, p-cpe:/a:huawei:euleros:kernel-tools, p-cpe:/a:huawei:euleros:kernel-tools-libs, p-cpe:/a:huawei:euleros:kernel-tools-libs-devel, p-cpe:/a:huawei:euleros:perf, p-cpe:/a:huawei:euleros:python-perf, cpe:/o:huawei:euleros:uvp:

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 (Linux Kernel recvmmsg Privilege Escalation)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-6763, CVE-2013-7339, CVE-2014-0038, CVE-2014-2039, CVE-2015-1593, CVE-2016-3070, CVE-2016-6136, CVE-2016-8650, CVE-2017-15129, CVE-2017-16994, CVE-2017-18174, CVE-2017-9059, CVE-2018-10124, CVE-2018-1118, CVE-2018-3639, CVE-2018-5848, CVE-2018-7566, CVE-2018-7754, CVE-2019-8912, CVE-2019-9003

BID: 63707, 65255, 65700, 66351, 72607