Ubuntu 16.04 LTS : Linux kernel vulnerabilities (USN-4286-1)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 133799

Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that the Linux kernel did not properly clear data structures on context switches for certain Intel graphics processors.
A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information.
(CVE-2019-14615)

It was discovered that a race condition existed in the Softmac USB Prism54 device driver in the Linux kernel. A physically proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash).
(CVE-2019-15220)

Julien Grall discovered that the Xen balloon memory driver in the Linux kernel did not properly restrict the amount of memory set aside for page mappings in some situations. An attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (kernel memory exhaustion). (CVE-2019-17351)

It was discovered that the Intel WiMAX 2400 driver in the Linux kernel did not properly deallocate memory in certain situations. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (kernel memory exhaustion). (CVE-2019-19051)

It was discovered that the Marvell Wi-Fi device driver in the Linux kernel did not properly deallocate memory in certain error conditions.
A local attacker could use this to possibly cause a denial of service (kernel memory exhaustion). (CVE-2019-19056)

It was discovered that the Brocade BFA Fibre Channel device driver in the Linux kernel did not properly deallocate memory in certain error conditions. A local attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service (kernel memory exhaustion). (CVE-2019-19066)

It was discovered that the Realtek RTL8xxx USB Wi-Fi device driver in the Linux kernel did not properly deallocate memory in certain error conditions. A local attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service (kernel memory exhaustion). (CVE-2019-19068)

Gao Chuan discovered that the SAS Class driver in the Linux kernel contained a race condition that could lead to a NULL pointer dereference. A local attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2019-19965)

It was discovered that the Datagram Congestion Control Protocol (DCCP) implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly deallocate memory in certain error conditions. An attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service (kernel memory exhaustion). (CVE-2019-20096)

Mitchell Frank discovered that the Wi-Fi implementation in the Linux kernel when used as an access point would send IAPP location updates for stations before client authentication had completed. A physically proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service.
(CVE-2019-5108)

It was discovered that ZR364XX Camera USB device driver for the Linux kernel did not properly initialize memory. A physically proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash).
(CVE-2019-15217)

It was discovered that the Line 6 POD USB device driver in the Linux kernel did not properly validate data size information from the device. A physically proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2019-15221).

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/4286-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 133799

File Name: ubuntu_USN-4286-1.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2020/02/19

Updated: 2020/09/17

Dependencies: 12634, 122878

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-14615

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 1.9

Temporal Score: 1.4

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4-aws, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4-generic-lpae, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4-kvm, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4-lowlatency, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4-raspi2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4-snapdragon, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-aws, 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-kvm, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-lowlatency, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-raspi2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-snapdragon, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-virtual, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2020/02/18

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2019/08/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-14615, CVE-2019-15217, CVE-2019-15220, CVE-2019-15221, CVE-2019-17351, CVE-2019-19051, CVE-2019-19056, CVE-2019-19066, CVE-2019-19068, CVE-2019-19965, CVE-2019-20096, CVE-2019-5108

USN: 4286-1