NewStart CGSL CORE 5.04 / MAIN 5.04 : kernel Multiple Vulnerabilities (NS-SA-2019-0025)

high Nessus Plugin ID 127185


The remote machine is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The remote NewStart CGSL host, running version CORE 5.04 / MAIN 5.04, has kernel packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities:

- The xfrm_migrate() function in the net/xfrm/xfrm_policy.c file in the Linux kernel built with CONFIG_XFRM_MIGRATE does not verify if the dir parameter is less than XFRM_POLICY_MAX. This allows a local attacker to cause a denial of service (out-of- bounds access) or possibly have unspecified other impact by sending a XFRM_MSG_MIGRATE netlink message. This flaw is present in the Linux kernel since an introduction of XFRM_MSG_MIGRATE in 2.6.21-rc1, up to 4.13-rc3.

- A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's skcipher component, which affects the skcipher_recvmsg function.
Attackers using a specific input can lead to a privilege escalation. (CVE-2017-13215)

- The Linux kernel is vulerable to a use-after-free flaw when Transformation User configuration interface(CONFIG_XFRM_USER) compile-time configuration were enabled. This vulnerability occurs while closing a xfrm netlink socket in xfrm_dump_policy_done. A user/process could abuse this flaw to potentially escalate their privileges on a system. (CVE-2017-16939)

- An address corruption flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel built with hardware breakpoint (CONFIG_HAVE_HW_BREAKPOINT) support. While modifying a h/w breakpoint via 'modify_user_hw_breakpoint' routine, an unprivileged user/process could use this flaw to crash the system kernel resulting in DoS OR to potentially escalate privileges on a the system.

- The do_get_mempolicy() function in mm/mempolicy.c in the Linux kernel allows local users to hit a use-after-free bug via crafted system calls and thus cause a denial of service (DoS) or possibly have unspecified other impact.
Due to the nature of the flaw, privilege escalation cannot be fully ruled out. (CVE-2018-10675)

- A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's implementation of 32-bit syscall interface for bridging. This allowed a privileged user to arbitrarily write to a limited range of kernel memory. (CVE-2018-1068)

- A Floating Point Unit (FPU) state information leakage flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel saved and restored the FPU state during task switch. Linux kernels that follow the Lazy FPU Restore scheme are vulnerable to the FPU state information leakage issue. An unprivileged local attacker could use this flaw to read FPU state bits by conducting targeted cache side-channel attacks, similar to the Meltdown vulnerability disclosed earlier this year. (CVE-2018-3665)

- A flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel handled exceptions delivered after a stack switch operation via Mov SS or Pop SS instructions. During the stack switch operation, the processor did not deliver interrupts and exceptions, rather they are delivered once the first instruction after the stack switch is executed. An unprivileged system user could use this flaw to crash the system kernel resulting in the denial of service.

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade the vulnerable CGSL kernel packages. Note that updated packages may not be available yet. Please contact ZTE for more information.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 127185

File Name: newstart_cgsl_NS-SA-2019-0025_kernel.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Published: 8/12/2019

Updated: 1/14/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.5


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-2018-8897


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

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/ZTE-CGSL/release, Host/ZTE-CGSL/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/17/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/24/2017

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Microsoft Windows POP/MOV SS Local Privilege Elevation Vulnerability)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-11600, CVE-2017-13215, CVE-2017-16939, CVE-2018-1000199, CVE-2018-10675, CVE-2018-1068, CVE-2018-3665, CVE-2018-8897