Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : linux-lts-xenial, linux-aws vulnerabilities (USN-4008-3)

High Nessus Plugin ID 125768

Synopsis

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

Description

USN-4008-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. This update provides the corresponding updates for the Linux Hardware Enablement (HWE) kernel from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS for Ubuntu 14.04 ESM.

Robert Swiecki discovered that the Linux kernel did not properly apply Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) in some situations for setuid elf binaries. A local attacker could use this to improve the chances of exploiting an existing vulnerability in a setuid elf binary. (CVE-2019-11190)

It was discovered that a NULL pointer dereference vulnerability existed in the LSI Logic MegaRAID driver in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash).
(CVE-2019-11810)

It was discovered that a race condition leading to a use-after-free existed in the Reliable Datagram Sockets (RDS) protocol implementation in the Linux kernel. The RDS protocol is blacklisted by default in Ubuntu. If enabled, a local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2019-11815)

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. (CVE-2019-11191)

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/4008-3/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 125768

File Name: ubuntu_USN-4008-3.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2019/06/07

Updated: 2019/06/07

Dependencies: 12634, 122878

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4-aws, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4-generic-lpae, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4-lowlatency, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-aws, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-generic-lpae-lts-xenial, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-generic-lts-xenial, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-lowlatency-lts-xenial, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04

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

Patch Publication Date: 2019/06/07

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2019/04/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-11190, CVE-2019-11191, CVE-2019-11810, CVE-2019-11815

USN: 4008-3