Ubuntu 16.04 LTS : linux-aws-hwe, linux-hwe, linux-oracle vulnerability (USN-4007-2)

low Nessus Plugin ID 125725
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Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description

USN-4007-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. This update provides the corresponding updates for the Linux Hardware Enablement (HWE) kernel from Ubuntu 18.04 LTS for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

Federico Manuel Bento discovered that the Linux kernel did not properly apply Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) in some situations for setuid a.out binaries. A local attacker could use this to improve the chances of exploiting an existing vulnerability in a setuid a.out binary.

As a hardening measure, this update disables a.out support.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/4007-2/

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 125725

File Name: ubuntu_USN-4007-2.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/5/2019

Updated: 1/10/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl, linux_alt_patch_detect.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 1.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 1.9

Temporal Score: 1.4

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 2.5

Temporal Score: 2.2

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.15-aws, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.15-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.15-generic-lpae, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.15-lowlatency, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.15-oracle, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-aws-hwe, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-generic-hwe-16.04, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-generic-lpae-hwe-16.04, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-lowlatency-hwe-16.04, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-oem, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-oracle, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-virtual-hwe-16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/4/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/12/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-11191

USN: 4007-2