Amazon Linux AMI : kernel (ALAS-2019-1280)

High Nessus Plugin ID 129007

Synopsis

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description

It was found that paravirt_patch_call/jump() functions in the arch/x86/kernel/paravirt.c in the Linux kernel mishandles certain indirect calls, which makes it easier for attackers to conduct Spectre-v2 attacks against paravirtualized guests.(CVE-2018-15594)

A buffer overflow due to a singed-unsigned comparsion was found in hidp_process_report() in the net/bluetooth/hidp/core.c in the Linux kernel. The buffer length is an unsigned int but gets cast to a signed int which in certain conditions can lead to a system panic and a denial-of-service.(CVE-2018-9363)

Note: The Release Date is incorrect. These CVEs were fixed Sept. 2018

Solution

Run 'yum update kernel' and restart the instance to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2019-1280.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 129007

File Name: ala_ALAS-2019-1280.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2019/09/19

Updated: 2019/12/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.4

Temporal Score: 7.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-debuginfo-common-i686, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-debuginfo-common-x86_64, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-headers, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-tools, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-tools-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-tools-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:perf, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:perf-debuginfo, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/AmazonLinux/release, Host/AmazonLinux/rpm-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2019/09/18

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/08/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-15594, CVE-2018-9363

ALAS: 2019-1280