Ubuntu 19.10 : Linux kernel vulnerability (USN-4183-2)

high Nessus Plugin ID 131011
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Synopsis

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

Description

USN-4183-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel. It was discovered that the kernel fix for CVE-2019-0155 (i915 missing Blitter Command Streamer check) was incomplete on 64-bit Intel x86 systems.
This update addresses the issue.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Stephan van Schaik, Alyssa Milburn, Sebastian Osterlund, Pietro Frigo, Kaveh Razavi, Herbert Bos, Cristiano Giuffrida, Giorgi Maisuradze, Moritz Lipp, Michael Schwarz, Daniel Gruss, and Jo Van Bulck discovered that Intel processors using Transactional Synchronization Extensions (TSX) could expose memory contents previously stored in microarchitectural buffers to a malicious process that is executing on the same CPU core. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information. (CVE-2019-11135)

It was discovered that the Intel i915 graphics chipsets allowed userspace to modify page table entries via writes to MMIO from the Blitter Command Streamer and expose kernel memory information. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information or possibly elevate privileges. (CVE-2019-0155)

Deepak Gupta discovered that on certain Intel processors, the Linux kernel did not properly perform invalidation on page table updates by virtual guest operating systems. A local attacker in a guest VM could use this to cause a denial of service (host system crash).
(CVE-2018-12207)

It was discovered that the Intel i915 graphics chipsets could cause a system hang when userspace performed a read from GT memory mapped input output (MMIO) when the product is in certain low power states. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service.
(CVE-2019-0154)

Jann Horn discovered a reference count underflow in the shiftfs implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2019-15791)

Jann Horn discovered a type confusion vulnerability in the shiftfs implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2019-15792)

Jann Horn discovered that the shiftfs implementation in the Linux kernel did not use the correct file system uid/gid when the user namespace of a lower file system is not in the init user namespace. A local attacker could use this to possibly bypass DAC permissions or have some other unspecified impact. (CVE-2019-15793)

It was discovered that a buffer overflow existed in the 802.11 Wi-Fi configuration interface for the Linux kernel when handling beacon settings. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2019-16746)

Nico Waisman discovered that a buffer overflow existed in the Realtek Wi-Fi driver for the Linux kernel when handling Notice of Absence frames. A physically proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2019-17666).

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/4183-2/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 131011

File Name: ubuntu_USN-4183-2.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/14/2019

Updated: 9/17/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl, linux_alt_patch_detect.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-17666

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.1

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.3

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.3-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.3-generic-lpae, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.3-lowlatency, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.3-snapdragon, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-generic-lpae, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-lowlatency, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-snapdragon, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-virtual, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:19.10

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/13/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/24/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-12207, CVE-2019-0154, CVE-2019-0155, CVE-2019-11135, CVE-2019-15791, CVE-2019-15792, CVE-2019-15793, CVE-2019-16746, CVE-2019-17666

USN: 4183-2