Ubuntu 18.04 LTS : linux-hwe vulnerabilities (USN-4069-2)

high Nessus Plugin ID 127792
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Synopsis

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

Description

USN-4069-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel for Ubuntu 19.04.
This update provides the corresponding updates for the Linux Hardware Enablement (HWE) kernel from Ubuntu 19.04 for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

It was discovered that an integer overflow existed in the Linux kernel when reference counting pages, leading to potential use-after-free issues. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2019-11487)

Jann Horn discovered that a race condition existed in the Linux kernel when performing core dumps. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or expose sensitive information.
(CVE-2019-11599)

It was discovered that the ext4 file system implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly zero out memory in some situations. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information (kernel memory). (CVE-2019-11833)

It was discovered that the Bluetooth Human Interface Device Protocol (HIDP) implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly verify strings were NULL terminated in certain situations. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information (kernel memory).
(CVE-2019-11884).

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/4069-2/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 127792

File Name: ubuntu_USN-4069-2.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/12/2019

Updated: 9/24/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl, linux_alt_patch_detect.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

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

CPE: 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-lowlatency, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-generic-hwe-18.04, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-generic-lpae-hwe-18.04, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-lowlatency-hwe-18.04, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-snapdragon-hwe-18.04, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-virtual-hwe-18.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/1/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/23/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-11487, CVE-2019-11599, CVE-2019-11833, CVE-2019-11884

USN: 4069-2