Ubuntu 18.04 LTS / 19.04 : linux, linux-aws, linux-aws-5.0, linux-gcp, linux-gke-5.0, linux-hwe, (USN-4209-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 131563
New! Plugin Severity Now Using CVSS v3

The calculated severity for Plugins has been updated to use CVSS v3 by default. Plugins that do not have a CVSS v3 score will fall back to CVSS v2 for calculating severity. Severity display preferences can be toggled in the settings dropdown.

Synopsis

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

Description

Jann Horn discovered that the OverlayFS and ShiftFS Drivers in the Linux kernel did not properly handle reference counting during memory mapping operations when used in conjunction with AUFS. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2019-15794)

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)

It was discovered that there was a memory leak in the Advanced Buffer Management functionality of the Netronome NFP4000/NFP6000 NIC Driver in the Linux kernel during certain error scenarios. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (memory exhaustion).
(CVE-2019-19076).

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/4209-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 131563

File Name: ubuntu_USN-4209-1.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/3/2019

Updated: 12/9/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl, linux_alt_patch_detect.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-16746

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/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-5.0-aws, 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-kvm, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.0-lowlatency, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.0-oem-osp1, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.0-oracle, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.0-raspi2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-aws, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-aws-edge, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-gcp, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-generic-hwe-18.04, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-generic-lpae, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-generic-lpae-hwe-18.04, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-gke, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-gke-5.0, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-kvm, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-lowlatency, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-lowlatency-hwe-18.04, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-oem-osp1, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-oracle, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-oracle-edge, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-raspi2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-snapdragon-hwe-18.04, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-virtual, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-virtual-hwe-18.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:19.04

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: 12/2/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/24/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-15794, CVE-2019-16746, CVE-2019-19076

USN: 4209-1