Ubuntu 18.04 LTS : Linux kernel vulnerabilities (USN-4258-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 133354

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

The remote Ubuntu 18.04 LTS host has a package installed that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the USN-4258-1 advisory.

- drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath10k/usb.c in the Linux kernel through 5.2.8 has a NULL pointer dereference via an incomplete address in an endpoint descriptor. (CVE-2019-15099)

- An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel through 5.2.9. There is a NULL pointer dereference caused by a malicious USB device in the flexcop_usb_probe function in the drivers/media/usb/b2c2/flexcop-usb.c driver.
(CVE-2019-15291)

- An issue was discovered in drivers/media/platform/vivid in the Linux kernel through 5.3.8. It is exploitable for privilege escalation on some Linux distributions where local users have /dev/video0 access, but only if the driver happens to be loaded. There are multiple race conditions during streaming stopping in this driver (part of the V4L2 subsystem). These issues are caused by wrong mutex locking in vivid_stop_generating_vid_cap(), vivid_stop_generating_vid_out(), sdr_cap_stop_streaming(), and the corresponding kthreads. At least one of these race conditions leads to a use-after-free. (CVE-2019-18683)

- fs/btrfs/volumes.c in the Linux kernel before 5.1 allows a btrfs_verify_dev_extents NULL pointer dereference via a crafted btrfs image because fs_devices->devices is mishandled within find_device, aka CID-09ba3bc9dd15. (CVE-2019-18885)

- A memory leak in the crypto_reportstat() function in crypto/crypto_user_stat.c in the Linux kernel through 5.3.11 allows attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) by triggering crypto_reportstat_alg() failures, aka CID-c03b04dcdba1. (CVE-2019-19050)

- A memory leak in the crypto_report() function in crypto/crypto_user_base.c in the Linux kernel through 5.3.11 allows attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) by triggering crypto_report_alg() failures, aka CID-ffdde5932042. (CVE-2019-19062)

- A memory leak in the rsi_send_beacon() function in drivers/net/wireless/rsi/rsi_91x_mgmt.c in the Linux kernel through 5.3.11 allows attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) by triggering rsi_prepare_beacon() failures, aka CID-d563131ef23c. (CVE-2019-19071)

- A memory leak in the bnxt_re_create_srq() function in drivers/infiniband/hw/bnxt_re/ib_verbs.c in the Linux kernel through 5.3.11 allows attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) by triggering copy to udata failures, aka CID-4a9d46a9fe14. (CVE-2019-19077)

- A memory leak in the ath10k_usb_hif_tx_sg() function in drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath10k/usb.c in the Linux kernel through 5.3.11 allows attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) by triggering usb_submit_urb() failures, aka CID-b8d17e7d93d2. (CVE-2019-19078)

- A memory leak in the qrtr_tun_write_iter() function in net/qrtr/tun.c in the Linux kernel before 5.3 allows attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption), aka CID-a21b7f0cff19. (CVE-2019-19079)

- Memory leaks in *create_resource_pool() functions under drivers/gpu/drm/amd/display/dc in the Linux kernel through 5.3.11 allow attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption). This affects the dce120_create_resource_pool() function in drivers/gpu/drm/amd/display/dc/dce120/dce120_resource.c, the dce110_create_resource_pool() function in drivers/gpu/drm/amd/display/dc/dce110/dce110_resource.c, the dce100_create_resource_pool() function in drivers/gpu/drm/amd/display/dc/dce100/dce100_resource.c, the dcn10_create_resource_pool() function in drivers/gpu/drm/amd/display/dc/dcn10/dcn10_resource.c, and the dce112_create_resource_pool() function in drivers/gpu/drm/amd/display/dc/dce112/dce112_resource.c, aka CID-104c307147ad. (CVE-2019-19082)

- In the AppleTalk subsystem in the Linux kernel before 5.1, there is a potential NULL pointer dereference because register_snap_client may return NULL. This will lead to denial of service in net/appletalk/aarp.c and net/appletalk/ddp.c, as demonstrated by unregister_snap_client, aka CID-9804501fa122. (CVE-2019-19227)

- vcs_write in drivers/tty/vt/vc_screen.c in the Linux kernel through 5.3.13 does not prevent write access to vcsu devices, aka CID-0c9acb1af77a. (CVE-2019-19252)

- An out-of-bounds memory write issue was found in the Linux Kernel, version 3.13 through 5.4, in the way the Linux kernel's KVM hypervisor handled the 'KVM_GET_EMULATED_CPUID' ioctl(2) request to get CPUID features emulated by the KVM hypervisor. A user or process able to access the '/dev/kvm' device could use this flaw to crash the system, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2019-19332)

- The Linux kernel before 5.4.2 mishandles ext4_expand_extra_isize, as demonstrated by use-after-free errors in __ext4_expand_extra_isize and ext4_xattr_set_entry, related to fs/ext4/inode.c and fs/ext4/super.c, aka CID-4ea99936a163. (CVE-2019-19767)

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.

Solution

Update the affected kernel package.

See Also

https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-4258-1

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 133354

File Name: ubuntu_USN-4258-1.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/30/2020

Updated: 1/9/2024

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 5.4

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-18683

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-19252

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.0.0-1010-oracle, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.0.0-1024-aws, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.0.0-1029-gcp, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.0.0-1029-gke, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/29/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/16/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-15099, CVE-2019-15291, CVE-2019-18683, CVE-2019-18885, CVE-2019-19050, CVE-2019-19062, CVE-2019-19071, CVE-2019-19077, CVE-2019-19078, CVE-2019-19079, CVE-2019-19082, CVE-2019-19227, CVE-2019-19252, CVE-2019-19332, CVE-2019-19767

USN: 4258-1