Ubuntu 18.04 LTS : Linux kernel vulnerabilities (USN-4368-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 136733

Synopsis

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

Description

Tristan Madani discovered that the file locking implementation in the Linux kernel contained a race condition. A local attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service or expose sensitive information. (CVE-2019-19769)

It was discovered that the Serial CAN interface driver in the Linux kernel did not properly initialize data. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information (kernel memory). (CVE-2020-11494)

It was discovered that the linux kernel did not properly validate certain mount options to the tmpfs virtual memory file system. A local attacker with the ability to specify mount options could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2020-11565)

It was discovered that the OV51x USB Camera device driver in the Linux kernel did not properly validate device metadata. A physically proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2020-11608)

It was discovered that the STV06XX USB Camera device driver in the Linux kernel did not properly validate device metadata. A physically proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2020-11609)

It was discovered that the Xirlink C-It USB Camera device driver in the Linux kernel did not properly validate device metadata. A physically proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2020-11668)

David Gibson discovered that the Linux kernel on Power9 CPUs did not properly save and restore Authority Mask registers state in some situations. A local attacker in a guest VM could use this to cause a denial of service (host system crash). (CVE-2020-11669)

It was discovered that the block layer in the Linux kernel contained a race condition leading to a use-after-free vulnerability. A local attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2020-12657).

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/4368-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 136733

File Name: ubuntu_USN-4368-1.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2020/05/20

Updated: 2020/09/17

Dependencies: 12634, 122878

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-19769

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 6.7

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.0-gke, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.0-oem-osp1, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-gke-5.0, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-oem-osp1, 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: 2020/05/19

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2019/12/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-19769, CVE-2020-11494, CVE-2020-11565, CVE-2020-11608, CVE-2020-11609, CVE-2020-11668, CVE-2020-11669, CVE-2020-12657

USN: 4368-1