Debian DLA-1884-1 : linux security update

High Nessus Plugin ID 127866

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VPR Score: 8.4

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Linux kernel that may lead to a privilege escalation, denial of service or information leaks.

CVE-2017-18509

Denis Andzakovic reported a missing type check in the IPv4 multicast routing implementation. A user with the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability (in any user namespace) could use this for denial of service (memory corruption or crash) or possibly for privilege escalation.

CVE-2018-20836

chenxiang reported a race condition in libsas, the kernel subsystem supporting Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) devices, which could lead to a use-after-free. It is not clear how this might be exploited.

CVE-2019-1125

It was discovered that most x86 processors could speculatively skip a conditional SWAPGS instruction used when entering the kernel from user mode, and/or could speculatively execute it when it should be skipped.
This is a subtype of Spectre variant 1, which could allow local users to obtain sensitive information from the kernel or other processes. It has been mitigated by using memory barriers to limit speculative execution. Systems using an i386 kernel are not affected as the kernel does not use SWAPGS.

CVE-2019-3900

It was discovered that vhost drivers did not properly control the amount of work done to service requests from guest VMs. A malicious guest could use this to cause a denial of service (unbounded CPU usage) on the host.

CVE-2019-10207

The syzkaller tool found a potential null dereference in various drivers for UART-attached Bluetooth adapters. A local user with access to a pty device or other suitable tty device could use this for denial of service (BUG/oops).

CVE-2019-10638

Amit Klein and Benny Pinkas discovered that the generation of IP packet IDs used a weak hash function, 'jhash'. This could enable tracking individual computers as they communicate with different remote servers and from different networks. The 'siphash' function is now used instead.

CVE-2019-13631

It was discovered that the gtco driver for USB input tablets could overrun a stack buffer with constant data while parsing the device's descriptor. A physically present user with a specially constructed USB device could use this to cause a denial of service (BUG/oops), or possibly for privilege escalation.

CVE-2019-14283

The syzkaller tool found a missing bounds check in the floppy disk driver. A local user with access to a floppy disk device, with a disk present, could use this to read kernel memory beyond the I/O buffer, possibly obtaining sensitive information.

CVE-2019-14284

The syzkaller tool found a potential division-by-zero in the floppy disk driver. A local user with access to a floppy disk device could use this for denial of service (oops).

(CVE ID not yet assigned)

Denis Andzakovic reported a possible use-after-free in the TCP sockets implementation. A local user could use this for denial of service (memory corruption or crash) or possibly for privilege escalation.

(CVE ID not yet assigned)

The netfilter conntrack subsystem used kernel addresses as user-visible IDs, which could make it easier to exploit other security vulnerabilities.

XSA-300

Julien Grall reported that Linux does not limit the amount of memory which a domain will attempt to balloon out, nor limits the amount of 'foreign / grant map' memory which any individual guest can consume, leading to denial of service conditions (for host or guests).

For Debian 8 'Jessie', these problems have been fixed in version 3.16.72-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your linux packages.

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Upgrade the affected packages.

See Also

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2019/08/msg00016.html

https://packages.debian.org/source/jessie/linux

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 127866

File Name: debian_DLA-1884.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2019/08/14

Updated: 2020/09/23

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 8.4

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.3

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-compiler-gcc-4.8-arm, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-compiler-gcc-4.8-x86, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-compiler-gcc-4.9-x86, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-doc-3.16, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.16.0-9-586, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.16.0-9-686-pae, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.16.0-9-all, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.16.0-9-all-amd64, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.16.0-9-all-armel, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.16.0-9-all-armhf, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.16.0-9-all-i386, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.16.0-9-amd64, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.16.0-9-armmp, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.16.0-9-armmp-lpae, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.16.0-9-common, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.16.0-9-ixp4xx, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.16.0-9-kirkwood, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.16.0-9-orion5x, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-3.16.0-9-versatile, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-3.16.0-9-586, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-3.16.0-9-686-pae, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-3.16.0-9-686-pae-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-3.16.0-9-amd64, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-3.16.0-9-amd64-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-3.16.0-9-armmp, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-3.16.0-9-armmp-lpae, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-3.16.0-9-ixp4xx, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-3.16.0-9-kirkwood, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-3.16.0-9-orion5x, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-3.16.0-9-versatile, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-libc-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-manual-3.16, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-source-3.16, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-support-3.16.0-9, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:xen-linux-system-3.16.0-9-amd64, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2019/08/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2019/04/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-18509, CVE-2018-20836, CVE-2019-10207, CVE-2019-10638, CVE-2019-1125, CVE-2019-13631, CVE-2019-14283, CVE-2019-14284, CVE-2019-3900