NewStart CGSL CORE 5.04 / MAIN 5.04 : kernel Multiple Vulnerabilities (NS-SA-2019-0034)

high Nessus Plugin ID 127202
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Synopsis

The remote machine is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.

Description

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

- The Linux Kernel imposes a size restriction on the arguments and environmental strings passed through RLIMIT_STACK/RLIMIT_INFINITY, but does not take the argument and environment pointers into account, which allows attackers to bypass this limitation.
(CVE-2017-1000365)

- An integer overflow flaw was found in the Linux kernel's create_elf_tables() function. An unprivileged local user with access to SUID (or otherwise privileged) binary could use this flaw to escalate their privileges on the system. (CVE-2018-14634)

- A flaw named SegmentSmack was found in the way the Linux kernel handled specially crafted TCP packets. A remote attacker could use this flaw to trigger time and calculation expensive calls to tcp_collapse_ofo_queue() and tcp_prune_ofo_queue() functions by sending specially modified packets within ongoing TCP sessions which could lead to a CPU saturation and hence a denial of service on the system. Maintaining the denial of service condition requires continuous two-way TCP sessions to a reachable open port, thus the attacks cannot be performed using spoofed IP addresses. (CVE-2018-5390)

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

Solution

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

See Also

http://security.gd-linux.com/notice/NS-SA-2019-0034

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 127202

File Name: newstart_cgsl_NS-SA-2019-0034_kernel.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Published: 8/12/2019

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-14634

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/17/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/19/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-1000365, CVE-2018-5390, CVE-2018-14634

BID: 104976, 105407