Debian DLA-1919-2 : linux-4.9 security update

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 128779

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VPR Score: 6.7

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.

This updated advisory text mentions the additional non-security changes and notes the need to install new binary packages.

CVE-2019-0136

It was discovered that the wifi soft-MAC implementation (mac80211) did not properly authenticate Tunneled Direct Link Setup (TDLS) messages.
A nearby attacker could use this for denial of service (loss of wifi connectivity).

CVE-2019-9506

Daniele Antonioli, Nils Ole Tippenhauer, and Kasper Rasmussen discovered a weakness in the Bluetooth pairing protocols, dubbed the 'KNOB attack'. An attacker that is nearby during pairing could use this to weaken the encryption used between the paired devices, and then to eavesdrop on and/or spoof communication between them.

This update mitigates the attack by requiring a minimum encryption key length of 56 bits.

CVE-2019-11487

Jann Horn discovered that the FUSE (Filesystem-in-Userspace) facility could be used to cause integer overflow in page reference counts, leading to a use-after-free. On a system with sufficient physical memory, a local user permitted to create arbitrary FUSE mounts could use this for privilege escalation.

By default, unprivileged users can only mount FUSE filesystems through fusermount, which limits the number of mounts created and should completely mitigate the issue.

CVE-2019-15211

The syzkaller tool found a bug in the radio-raremono driver that could lead to a use-after-free. An attacker able to add and remove USB devices could use this to cause a denial of service (memory corruption or crash) or possibly for privilege escalation.

CVE-2019-15212

The syzkaller tool found that the rio500 driver does not work correctly if more than one device is bound to it. An attacker able to add USB devices could use this to cause a denial of service (memory corruption or crash) or possibly for privilege escalation.

CVE-2019-15215

The syzkaller tool found a bug in the cpia2_usb driver that leads to a use-after-free. An attacker able to add and remove USB devices could use this to cause a denial of service (memory corruption or crash) or possibly for privilege escalation.

CVE-2019-15216

The syzkaller tool found a bug in the yurex driver that leads to a use-after-free. An attacker able to add and remove USB devices could use this to cause a denial of service (memory corruption or crash) or possibly for privilege escalation.

CVE-2019-15218

The syzkaller tool found that the smsusb driver did not validate that USB devices have the expected endpoints, potentially leading to a NULL pointer dereference. An attacker able to add USB devices could use this to cause a denial of service (BUG/oops).

CVE-2019-15219

The syzkaller tool found that a device initialisation error in the sisusbvga driver could lead to a NULL pointer dereference. An attacker able to add USB devices could use this to cause a denial of service (BUG/oops).

CVE-2019-15220

The syzkaller tool found a race condition in the p54usb driver which could lead to a use-after-free. An attacker able to add and remove USB devices could use this to cause a denial of service (memory corruption or crash) or possibly for privilege escalation.

CVE-2019-15221

The syzkaller tool found that the line6 driver did not validate USB devices' maximum packet sizes, which could lead to a heap buffer overrun. An attacker able to add USB devices could use this to cause a denial of service (memory corruption or crash) or possibly for privilege escalation.

CVE-2019-15292

The Hulk Robot tool found missing error checks in the Appletalk protocol implementation, which could lead to a use-after-free. The security impact of this is unclear.

CVE-2019-15538

Benjamin Moody reported that operations on XFS hung after a chgrp command failed due to a disk quota. A local user on a system using XFS and disk quotas could use this for denial of service.

CVE-2019-15666

The Hulk Robot tool found an incorrect range check in the network transformation (xfrm) layer, leading to out-of-bounds memory accesses.
A local user with CAP_NET_ADMIN capability (in any user namespace) could use this to cause a denial of service (memory corruption or crash) or possibly for privilege escalation.

CVE-2019-15807

Jian Luo reported that the Serial Attached SCSI library (libsas) did not correctly handle failure to discover devices beyond a SAS expander. This could lead to a resource leak and crash (BUG). The security impact of this is unclear.

CVE-2019-15924

The Hulk Robot tool found a missing error check in the fm10k Ethernet driver, which could lead to a NULL pointer dereference and crash (BUG/oops). The security impact of this is unclear.

CVE-2019-15926

It was found that the ath6kl wifi driver did not consistently validate traffic class numbers in received control packets, leading to out-of-bounds memory accesses. A nearby attacker on the same wifi network could use this to cause a denial of service (memory corruption or crash) or possibly for privilege escalation.

For Debian 8 'Jessie', these problems have been fixed in version 4.9.189-3. This version also includes a fix for Debian bug #930904, and other fixes included in upstream stable updates.

We recommend that you upgrade your linux-4.9 and linux-latest-4.9 packages. You will need to use 'apt-get upgrade --with-new-pkgs' or 'apt upgrade' as the binary package names have changed.

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/2019/09/msg00015.html

https://packages.debian.org/source/jessie/linux-4.9

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 128779

File Name: debian_DLA-1919.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2019/09/16

Updated: 2020/09/23

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

VPR Score: 6.7

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-compiler-gcc-4.9-arm, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-doc-4.9, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-4.9.0-0.bpo.7-686, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-4.9.0-0.bpo.7-686-pae, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-4.9.0-0.bpo.7-all, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-4.9.0-0.bpo.7-all-amd64, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-4.9.0-0.bpo.7-all-armel, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-4.9.0-0.bpo.7-all-armhf, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-4.9.0-0.bpo.7-all-i386, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-4.9.0-0.bpo.7-amd64, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-4.9.0-0.bpo.7-armmp, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-4.9.0-0.bpo.7-armmp-lpae, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-4.9.0-0.bpo.7-common, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-4.9.0-0.bpo.7-common-rt, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-4.9.0-0.bpo.7-marvell, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-4.9.0-0.bpo.7-rt-686-pae, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-4.9.0-0.bpo.7-rt-amd64, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.9.0-0.bpo.7-686, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.9.0-0.bpo.7-686-pae, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.9.0-0.bpo.7-686-pae-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.9.0-0.bpo.7-amd64, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.9.0-0.bpo.7-amd64-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.9.0-0.bpo.7-armmp, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.9.0-0.bpo.7-armmp-lpae, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.9.0-0.bpo.7-marvell, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.9.0-0.bpo.7-rt-686-pae, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.9.0-0.bpo.7-rt-686-pae-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.9.0-0.bpo.7-rt-amd64, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.9.0-0.bpo.7-rt-amd64-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-kbuild-4.9, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-manual-4.9, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-perf-4.9, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-source-4.9, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-support-4.9.0-0.bpo.7, 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: 2019/09/15

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2019/04/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-0136, CVE-2019-11487, CVE-2019-15211, CVE-2019-15212, CVE-2019-15215, CVE-2019-15216, CVE-2019-15218, CVE-2019-15219, CVE-2019-15220, CVE-2019-15221, CVE-2019-15292, CVE-2019-15538, CVE-2019-15666, CVE-2019-15807, CVE-2019-15924, CVE-2019-15926, CVE-2019-9506