F5 Networks BIG-IP : Linux kernel vulnerability (K28241423)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 129311

Synopsis

The remote device is missing a vendor-supplied security patch.

Description

In the Linux kernel through 4.19, a use-after-free can occur due to a race condition between fanout_add from setsockopt and bind on an AF_PACKET socket. This issue exists because of the 15fe076edea787807a7cdc168df832544b58eba6 incomplete fix for a race condition. The code mishandles a certain multithreaded case involving a packet_do_bind unregister action followed by a packet_notifier register action. Later, packet_release operates on only one of the two applicable linked lists. The attacker can achieve Program Counter control. (CVE-2018-18559)

Impact

An attacker can exploit this vulnerability by executing arbitrary code with elevated privileges.

Solution

Upgrade to one of the non-vulnerable versions listed in the F5 Solution K28241423.

See Also

https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K28241423

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 129311

File Name: f5_bigip_SOL28241423.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Published: 2019/09/25

Updated: 2020/06/22

Dependencies: 76940

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.1

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:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_access_policy_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_advanced_firewall_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_application_acceleration_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_application_security_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_application_visibility_and_reporting, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_global_traffic_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_link_controller, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_local_traffic_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_policy_enforcement_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_webaccelerator, cpe:/h:f5:big-ip

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/BIG-IP/hotfix, Host/BIG-IP/modules, Host/BIG-IP/version, Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2019/01/30

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/10/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-18559