Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS / 18.10 / 19.04 : Linux kernel vulnerabilities (USN-4017-1) (SACK Panic) (SACK Slowness)

high Nessus Plugin ID 125998
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VPR Score: 6.7

Synopsis

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

Description

Jonathan Looney discovered that the TCP retransmission queue implementation in the Linux kernel could be fragmented when handling certain TCP Selective Acknowledgment (SACK) sequences. A remote attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2019-11478)

Jonathan Looney discovered that an integer overflow existed in the Linux kernel when handling TCP Selective Acknowledgments (SACKs). A remote attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2019-11477).

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/4017-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 125998

File Name: ubuntu_USN-4017-1.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/18/2019

Updated: 9/17/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl, linux_alt_patch_detect.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 6.7

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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-azure, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.15-gcp, 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-kvm, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.15-lowlatency, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.15-oem, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.15-oracle, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.15-raspi2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.15-snapdragon, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.18-aws, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.18-azure, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.18-gcp, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.18-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.18-generic-lpae, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.18-kvm, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.18-lowlatency, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.18-raspi2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.18-snapdragon, 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-kvm, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4-lowlatency, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4-raspi2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4-snapdragon, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.0-aws, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.0-gcp, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.0-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.0-generic-lpae, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.0-kvm, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.0-lowlatency, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.0-raspi2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.0-snapdragon, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-aws, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-aws-hwe, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-azure, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-gcp, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-generic-hwe-16.04, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-generic-hwe-18.04, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-generic-lpae, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-generic-lpae-hwe-16.04, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-generic-lpae-hwe-18.04, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-gke, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-kvm, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-lowlatency, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-lowlatency-hwe-16.04, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-lowlatency-hwe-18.04, 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-raspi2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-snapdragon, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-snapdragon-hwe-18.04, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-virtual, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-virtual-hwe-16.04, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-virtual-hwe-18.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:19.04

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/17/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/19/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-11477, CVE-2019-11478

USN: 4017-1