NewStart CGSL CORE 5.04 / MAIN 5.04 : kernel Multiple Vulnerabilities (NS-SA-2019-0070)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 127272
SynopsisThe remote machine is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.
DescriptionThe remote NewStart CGSL host, running version CORE 5.04 / MAIN 5.04, has kernel packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities:
- Integer overflow in the aio_setup_single_vector function in fs/aio.c in the Linux kernel 4.0 allows local users to cause a denial of service or possibly have unspecified other impact via a large AIO iovec. NOTE:
this vulnerability exists because of a CVE-2012-6701 regression. (CVE-2015-8830)
- A weakness was found in the Linux ASLR implementation.
Any user able to running 32-bit applications in a x86 machine can disable ASLR by setting the RLIMIT_STACK resource to unlimited. (CVE-2016-3672)
- The xc2028_set_config function in drivers/media/tuners/tuner-xc2028.c in the Linux kernel before 4.6 allows local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (use-after-free) via vectors involving omission of the firmware name from a certain data structure. Due to the nature of the flaw, privilege escalation cannot be fully ruled out, although we believe it is unlikely. (CVE-2016-7913)
- Use-after-free vulnerability in the snd_pcm_info() function in the ALSA subsystem in the Linux kernel allows attackers to induce a kernel memory corruption and possibly crash or lock up a system. Due to the nature of the flaw, a privilege escalation cannot be fully ruled out, although we believe it is unlikely.
- A reachable assertion failure flaw was found in the Linux kernel built with KVM virtualisation(CONFIG_KVM) support with Virtual Function I/O feature (CONFIG_VFIO) enabled. This failure could occur if a malicious guest device sent a virtual interrupt (guest IRQ) with a larger (>1024) index value. (CVE-2017-1000252)
- Linux kernel Virtualization Module (CONFIG_KVM) for the Intel processor family (CONFIG_KVM_INTEL) is vulnerable to a DoS issue. It could occur if a guest was to flood the I/O port 0x80 with write requests. A guest user could use this flaw to crash the host kernel resulting in DoS. (CVE-2017-1000407)
- A flaw was found in the processing of incoming L2CAP bluetooth commands. Uninitialized stack variables can be sent to an attacker leaking data in kernel address space. (CVE-2017-1000410)
- A race condition was found in the Linux kernel before version 4.11-rc1 in 'fs/timerfd.c' file which allows a local user to cause a kernel list corruption or use- after-free via simultaneous operations with a file descriptor which leverage improper 'might_cancel' queuing. An unprivileged local user could use this flaw to cause a denial of service of the system. Due to the nature of the flaw, privilege escalation cannot be fully ruled out, although we believe it is unlikely.
- Linux kernel built with the KVM visualization support (CONFIG_KVM), with nested visualization (nVMX) feature enabled (nested=1), is vulnerable to a crash due to disabled external interrupts. As L2 guest could access (r/w) hardware CR8 register of the host(L0). In a nested visualization setup, L2 guest user could use this flaw to potentially crash the host(L0) resulting in DoS.
- It was found that in the Linux kernel through v4.14-rc5, bio_map_user_iov() and bio_unmap_user() in 'block/bio.c' do unbalanced pages refcounting if IO vector has small consecutive buffers belonging to the same page.
bio_add_pc_page() merges them into one, but the page reference is never dropped, causing a memory leak and possible system lockup due to out-of-memory condition.
- A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's implementation of valid_master_desc() in which a memory buffer would be compared to a userspace value with an incorrect size of comparison. By bruteforcing the comparison, an attacker could determine what was in memory after the description and possibly obtain sensitive information from kernel memory. (CVE-2017-13305)
- A use-after-free vulnerability was found in a network namespaces code affecting the Linux kernel since v4.0-rc1 through v4.15-rc5. The function get_net_ns_by_id() does not check for the net::count value after it has found a peer network in netns_ids idr which could lead to double free and memory corruption.
This vulnerability could allow an unprivileged local user to induce kernel memory corruption on the system, leading to a crash. Due to the nature of the flaw, privilege escalation cannot be fully ruled out, although it is thought to be unlikely. (CVE-2017-15129)
- A use-after-free vulnerability was found when issuing an ioctl to a sound device. This could allow a user to exploit a race condition and create memory corruption or possibly privilege escalation. (CVE-2017-15265)
- A flaw was found in the implementation of associative arrays where the add_key systemcall and KEYCTL_UPDATE operations allowed for a NULL payload with a nonzero length. When accessing the payload within this length parameters value, an unprivileged user could trivially cause a NULL pointer dereference (kernel oops).
- The net/netfilter/nfnetlink_cthelper.c function in the Linux kernel through 4.14.4 does not require the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability for new, get, and del operations. This allows local users to bypass intended access restrictions because the nfnl_cthelper_list data structure is shared across all net namespaces.
- The __netlink_deliver_tap_skb function in net/netlink/af_netlink.c in the Linux kernel, through 4.14.4, does not restrict observations of Netlink messages to a single net namespace, when CONFIG_NLMON is enabled. This allows local users to obtain sensitive information by leveraging the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability to sniff an nlmon interface for all Netlink activity on the system. (CVE-2017-17449)
- The usb_destroy_configuration() function, in 'drivers/usb/core/config.c' in the USB core subsystem, in the Linux kernel through 4.14.5 does not consider the maximum number of configurations and interfaces before attempting to release resources. This allows local users to cause a denial of service, due to out-of-bounds write access, or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted USB device. Due to the nature of the flaw, privilege escalation cannot be fully ruled out, although we believe it is unlikely. (CVE-2017-17558)
- The Salsa20 encryption algorithm in the Linux kernel, before 4.14.8, does not correctly handle zero-length inputs. This allows a local attacker the ability to use the AF_ALG-based skcipher interface to cause a denial of service (uninitialized-memory free and kernel crash) or have an unspecified other impact by executing a crafted sequence of system calls that use the blkcipher_walk API. Both the generic implementation (crypto/salsa20_generic.c) and x86 implementation (arch/x86/crypto/salsa20_glue.c) of Salsa20 are vulnerable. (CVE-2017-17805)
- The tcpmss_mangle_packet function in net/netfilter/xt_TCPMSS.c in the Linux kernel before 4.11, and 4.9.x before 4.9.36, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (use-after-free and memory corruption) or possibly have unspecified other impact by leveraging the presence of xt_TCPMSS in an iptables action. Due to the nature of the flaw, privilege escalation cannot be fully ruled out, although we believe it is unlikely. (CVE-2017-18017)
- The Linux kernel, before version 4.14.3, is vulnerable to a denial of service in drivers/md/dm.c:dm_get_from_kobject() which can be caused by local users leveraging a race condition with
__dm_destroy() during creation and removal of DM devices. Only privileged local users (with CAP_SYS_ADMIN capability) can directly perform the ioctl operations for dm device creation and removal and this would typically be outside the direct control of the unprivileged attacker. (CVE-2017-18203)
- The madvise_willneed function in the Linux kernel allows local users to cause a denial of service (infinite loop) by triggering use of MADVISE_WILLNEED for a DAX mapping.
- A flaw was found where the kernel truncated the value used to indicate the size of a buffer which it would later become zero using an untruncated value. This can corrupt memory outside of the original allocation.
- In the Linux kernel versions 4.12, 3.10, 2.6, and possibly earlier, a race condition vulnerability exists in the sound system allowing for a potential deadlock and memory corruption due to use-after-free condition and thus denial of service. Due to the nature of the flaw, privilege escalation cannot be fully ruled out, although we believe it is unlikely. (CVE-2018-1000004)
- Improper validation in the bnx2x network card driver of the Linux kernel version 4.15 can allow for denial of service (DoS) attacks via a packet with a gso_size larger than ~9700 bytes. Untrusted guest VMs can exploit this vulnerability in the host machine, causing a crash in the network card. (CVE-2018-1000026)
- By mmap()ing a FUSE-backed file onto a process's memory containing command line arguments (or environment strings), an attacker can cause utilities from psutils or procps (such as ps, w) or any other program which makes a read() call to the /proc//cmdline (or /proc//environ) files to block indefinitely (denial of service) or for some controlled time (as a synchronization primitive for other attacks).
- A null pointer dereference in dccp_write_xmit() function in net/dccp/output.c in the Linux kernel allows a local user to cause a denial of service by a number of certain crafted system calls. (CVE-2018-1130)
- An issue was discovered in the proc_pid_stack function in fs/proc/base.c in the Linux kernel. An attacker with a local account can trick the stack unwinder code to leak stack contents to userspace. The fix allows only root to inspect the kernel stack of an arbitrary task.
- A flaw was found in the Linux kernel with files on tmpfs and hugetlbfs. An attacker is able to bypass file permissions on filesystems mounted with tmpfs/hugetlbs to modify a file and possibly disrupt normal system behavior. At this time there is an understanding there is no crash or privilege escalation but the impact of modifications on these filesystems of files in production systems may have adverse affects.
- In the Linux kernel before 4.17, a local attacker able to set attributes on an xfs filesystem could make this filesystem non-operational until the next mount by triggering an unchecked error condition during an xfs attribute change, because xfs_attr_shortform_addname in fs/xfs/libxfs/xfs_attr.c mishandles ATTR_REPLACE operations with conversion of an attr from short to long form. (CVE-2018-18690)
- Modern operating systems implement virtualization of physical memory to efficiently use available system resources and provide inter-domain protection through access control and isolation. The L1TF issue was found in the way the x86 microprocessor designs have implemented speculative execution of instructions (a commonly used performance optimization) in combination with handling of page-faults caused by terminated virtual to physical address resolving process. As a result, an unprivileged attacker could use this flaw to read privileged memory of the kernel or other processes and/or cross guest/host boundaries to read host memory by conducting targeted cache side-channel attacks.
- A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's handling of loopback devices. An attacker, who has permissions to setup loopback disks, may create a denial of service or other unspecified actions. (CVE-2018-5344)
- The acpi_smbus_hc_add function in drivers/acpi/sbshc.c in the Linux kernel, through 4.14.15, allows local users to obtain sensitive address information by reading dmesg data from an SBS HC printk call. (CVE-2018-5750)
- An error in the _sctp_make_chunk() function (net/sctp/sm_make_chunk.c) when handling SCTP, packet length can be exploited by a malicious local user to cause a kernel crash and a DoS. (CVE-2018-5803)
- In the function wmi_set_ie() in the Linux kernel the length validation code does not handle unsigned integer overflow properly. As a result, a large value of the ie_len argument can cause a buffer overflow and thus a memory corruption leading to a system crash or other or unspecified impact. Due to the nature of the flaw, privilege escalation cannot be fully ruled out, although we believe it is unlikely. (CVE-2018-5848)
- ALSA sequencer core initializes the event pool on demand by invoking snd_seq_pool_init() when the first write happens and the pool is empty. A user can reset the pool size manually via ioctl concurrently, and this may lead to UAF or out-of-bound access. (CVE-2018-7566)
- A possible memory corruption due to a type confusion was found in the Linux kernel in the sk_clone_lock() function in the net/core/sock.c. The possibility of local escalation of privileges cannot be fully ruled out for a local unprivileged attacker. (CVE-2018-9568)
Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.
SolutionUpgrade the vulnerable CGSL kernel packages. Note that updated packages may not be available yet. Please contact ZTE for more information.