Ubuntu 18.04 LTS : Linux kernel (HWE) vulnerabilities (USN-4157-2)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 130147
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Synopsis

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

Description

USN-4157-1 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.

Wen Huang discovered that the Marvell Wi-Fi device driver in the Linux kernel did not properly perform bounds checking, leading to a heap overflow. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2019-14814, CVE-2019-14815, CVE-2019-14816)

Matt Delco discovered that the KVM hypervisor implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly perform bounds checking when handling coalesced MMIO write operations. A local attacker with write access to /dev/kvm could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash).
(CVE-2019-14821)

Hui Peng and Mathias Payer discovered that the 91x Wi-Fi driver in the Linux kernel did not properly handle error conditions on initialization, leading to a double-free vulnerability. A physically proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2019-15504)

It was discovered that the Technisat DVB-S/S2 USB device driver in the Linux kernel contained a buffer overread. A physically proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly expose sensitive information. (CVE-2019-15505)

Brad Spengler discovered that a Spectre mitigation was improperly implemented in the ptrace susbsystem of the Linux kernel. A local attacker could possibly use this to expose sensitive information.
(CVE-2019-15902)

It was discovered that the IPv6 RDS implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly initialize fields in a data structure returned to user space. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information (kernel memory). Please note that the RDS protocol is blacklisted in Ubuntu by default. (CVE-2019-16714)

It was discovered that an integer overflow existed in the Binder implementation of the Linux kernel, leading to a buffer overflow. A local attacker could use this to escalate privileges. (CVE-2019-2181).

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/4157-2/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 130147

File Name: ubuntu_USN-4157-2.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/22/2019

Updated: 9/17/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl, linux_alt_patch_detect.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.1

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.0-azure, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.0-gcp, 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-gke, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.0-lowlatency, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-azure, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-gcp, 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-gke-5.0, 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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/22/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/23/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-14814, CVE-2019-14815, CVE-2019-14816, CVE-2019-14821, CVE-2019-15504, CVE-2019-15505, CVE-2019-15902, CVE-2019-16714, CVE-2019-2181

USN: 4157-2