EulerOS Virtualization : kernel (EulerOS-SA-2019-1494)

high Nessus Plugin ID 125100


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 vulnerability was found in Linux kernel. There is an information leak in file 'sound/core/timer.c' of the latest mainline Linux kernel, the stack object aEURoetreadaEUR has a total size of 32 bytes. It contains a 8-bytes padding, which is not initialized but sent to user via copy_to_user(), resulting a kernel leak.(CVE-2016-4569)

- A vulnerability was found in Linux kernel. There is an information leak in file sound/core/timer.c of the latest mainline Linux kernel. The stack object aEURoer1aEUR has a total size of 32 bytes. Its field aEURoeeventaEUR and aEURoevalaEUR both contain 4 bytes padding. These 8 bytes padding bytes are sent to user without being initialized.(CVE-2016-4578)

- The x25_negotiate_facilities function in net/x25/x25_facilities.c in the Linux kernel before 4.5.5 does not properly initialize a certain data structure, which allows attackers to obtain sensitive information from kernel stack memory via an X.25 Call Request.(CVE-2016-4580)

- fs/pnode.c in the Linux kernel before 4.5.4 does not properly traverse a mount propagation tree in a certain case involving a slave mount, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and OOPS) via a crafted series of mount system calls.(CVE-2016-4581)

- 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)

- Use-after-free vulnerability in drivers/net/ppp/ppp_generic.c in the Linux kernel before 4.5.2 allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory corruption and system crash, or spinlock) or possibly have unspecified other impact by removing a network namespace, related to the ppp_register_net_channel and ppp_unregister_channel functions.(CVE-2016-4805)

- A vulnerability was found in the Linux kernel. Payloads of NM entries are not supposed to contain NUL. When such entry is processed, only the part prior to the first NUL goes into the concatenation (i.e. the directory entry name being encoded by a bunch of NM entries). The process stops when the amount collected so far + the claimed amount in the current NM entry exceed 254. However, the value returned as the total length is the sum of *claimed* sizes, not the actual amount collected. And that's what will be passed to readdir() callback as the name length - 8Kb
__copy_to_user() from a buffer allocated by

- A flaw was discovered in processing setsockopt for 32 bit processes on 64 bit systems. This flaw will allow attackers to alter arbitrary kernel memory when unloading a kernel module. This action is usually restricted to root-privileged users but can also be leveraged if the kernel is compiled with CONFIG_USER_NS and CONFIG_NET_NS and the user is granted elevated privileges.(CVE-2016-4997)

- An out-of-bounds heap memory access leading to a Denial of Service, heap disclosure, or further impact was found in setsockopt(). The function call is normally restricted to root, however some processes with cap_sys_admin may also be able to trigger this flaw in privileged container environments.(CVE-2016-4998)

- A race condition was found in the way the Linux kernel's memory subsystem handled the copy-on-write (COW) breakage of private read-only memory mappings. An unprivileged, local user could use this flaw to gain write access to otherwise read-only memory mappings and thus increase their privileges on the system.(CVE-2016-5195)

- It was found that the RFC 5961 challenge ACK rate limiting as implemented in the Linux kernel's networking subsystem allowed an off-path attacker to leak certain information about a given connection by creating congestion on the global challenge ACK rate limit counter and then measuring the changes by probing packets. An off-path attacker could use this flaw to either terminate TCP connection and/or inject payload into non-secured TCP connection between two endpoints on the network.(CVE-2016-5696)

- A heap-based buffer overflow vulnerability was found in the Linux kernel's hiddev driver. This flaw could allow a local attacker to corrupt kernel memory, possible privilege escalation or crashing the system.(CVE-2016-5829)

- 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)

- It was found that the unlink and rename functionality in overlayfs did not verify the upper dentry for staleness. A local, unprivileged user could use the rename syscall on overlayfs on top of xfs to panic or crash the system.(CVE-2016-6197)

- A flaw was found that the vfs_rename() function did not detect hard links on overlayfs. A local, unprivileged user could use the rename syscall on overlayfs on top of xfs to crash the system.(CVE-2016-6198)

- System using the infiniband support module ib_srpt were vulnerable to a denial of service by system crash by a local attacker who is able to abort writes to a device using this initiator.(CVE-2016-6327)

- A race condition flaw was found in the ioctl_send_fib() function in the Linux kernel's aacraid implementation.
A local attacker could use this flaw to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds access or system crash) by changing a certain size value.(CVE-2016-6480)

- kernel/events/core.c in the performance subsystem in the Linux kernel before 4.0 mismanages locks during certain migrations, which allows local users to gain privileges via a crafted application, aka Android internal bug 30955111.(CVE-2016-6786)

- kernel/events/core.c in the performance subsystem in the Linux kernel before 4.0 mismanages locks during certain migrations, which allows local users to gain privileges via a crafted application, aka Android internal bug 31095224.(CVE-2016-6787)

- A use-after-free vulnerability was found in tcp_xmit_retransmit_queue and other tcp_* functions.
This condition could allow an attacker to send an incorrect selective acknowledgment to existing connections, possibly resetting a connection.(CVE-2016-6828)

- Linux kernel built with the 802.1Q/802.1ad VLAN(CONFIG_VLAN_8021Q) OR Virtual eXtensible Local Area Network(CONFIG_VXLAN) with Transparent Ethernet Bridging(TEB) GRO support, is vulnerable to a stack overflow issue. It could occur while receiving large packets via GRO path, as an unlimited recursion could unfold in both VLAN and TEB modules, leading to a stack corruption in the kernel.(CVE-2016-7039)

- It was found that when the gcc stack protector was enabled, reading the /proc/keys file could cause a panic in the Linux kernel due to stack corruption. This happened because an incorrect buffer size was used to hold a 64-bit timeout value rendered as weeks.(CVE-2016-7042)

- It was found that when file permissions were modified via chmod and the user modifying them was not in the owning group or capable of CAP_FSETID, the setgid bit would be cleared. 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 could allow a local user to gain group privileges via certain setgid applications.(CVE-2016-7097)

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: High

ID: 125100

File Name: EulerOS_SA-2019-1494.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Published: 5/15/2019

Updated: 3/8/2022

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.8


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-5829


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/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

CISA Known Exploited Vulnerability Due Dates: 3/24/2022

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Metasploit (Linux Kernel 4.6.3 Netfilter Privilege Escalation)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-4569, CVE-2016-4578, CVE-2016-4580, CVE-2016-4581, CVE-2016-4794, CVE-2016-4805, CVE-2016-4913, CVE-2016-4997, CVE-2016-4998, CVE-2016-5195, CVE-2016-5696, CVE-2016-5829, CVE-2016-6136, CVE-2016-6197, CVE-2016-6198, CVE-2016-6327, CVE-2016-6480, CVE-2016-6786, CVE-2016-6787, CVE-2016-6828, CVE-2016-7039, CVE-2016-7042, CVE-2016-7097