EulerOS Virtualization for ARM 64 3.0.2.0 : kernel (EulerOS-SA-2019-1702)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 126544

Synopsis

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

Description

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):An excessive resource consumption flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's networking subsystem processed TCP segments.
If the Maximum Segment Size (MSS) of a TCP connection was set to low values, such as 48 bytes, it can leave as little as 8 bytes for the user data, which significantly increases the Linux kernel's resource (CPU, Memory, and Bandwidth) utilization. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause a denial of service (DoS) by repeatedly sending network traffic on a TCP connection with low TCP MSS.(CVE-2019-11479)An excessive resource consumption flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's networking subsystem processed TCP Selective Acknowledgment (SACK) segments. While processing SACK segments, the Linux kernel's socket buffer (SKB) data structure becomes fragmented, which leads to increased resource utilization to traverse and process these fragments as further SACK segments are received on the same TCP connection. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause a denial of service (DoS) by sending a crafted sequence of SACK segments on a TCP connection.(CVE-2019-11478)An integer overflow flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's networking subsystem processed TCP Selective Acknowledgment (SACK) segments. While processing SACK segments, the Linux kernel's socket buffer (SKB) data structure becomes fragmented. Each fragment is about TCP maximum segment size (MSS) bytes. To efficiently process SACK blocks, the Linux kernel merges multiple fragmented SKBs into one, potentially overflowing the variable holding the number of segments. A remote attacker could use this flaw to crash the Linux kernel by sending a crafted sequence of SACK segments on a TCP connection with small value of TCP MSS, resulting in a denial of service (DoS).(CVE-2019-11477)A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's implementation of ext4 extent management. The kernel doesn't correctly initialize memory regions in the extent tree block which may be exported to a local user to obtain sensitive information by reading empty/uninitialized data from the filesystem.(CVE-2019-11833)** DISPUTED ** An issue was discovered in drm_load_edid_firmware in drivers/gpu/drm/drm_edid_load.c in the Linux kernel through 5.1.5. There is an unchecked kstrdup of fwstr, which might allow an attacker to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash).
NOTE: The vendor disputes this issues as not being a vulnerability because kstrdup() returning NULL is handled sufficiently and there is no chance for a NULL pointer dereference.(CVE-2019-12382)Note1:
kernel-4.19.36-vhulk1907.1.0.h529 and earlier versions in EulerOS Virtualization for ARM 64 3.0.2.0 return incorrect time information when executing the uname -a command.Note2: The kernel version number naming format has been changed after 4.19.36-1.2.184.aarch64, the new version format is 4.19.36-vhulk1907.1.0.hxxx.aarch64, which may lead to false positives of this security advisory.

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.

Solution

Update the affected kernel packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?9c8f7a45

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 126544

File Name: EulerOS_SA-2019-1702.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Published: 2019/07/09

Updated: 2020/04/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-11833

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 1.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/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:3.0.2.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/EulerOS/release, Host/EulerOS/rpm-list, Host/EulerOS/uvp_version

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2019/07/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-11477, CVE-2019-11478, CVE-2019-11479, CVE-2019-11833, CVE-2019-12382