Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS / 19.10 : GNU C Library vulnerabilities (USN-4416-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 138166
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Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description

Florian Weimer discovered that the GNU C Library incorrectly handled certain memory operations. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause the GNU C Library to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. (CVE-2017-12133) It was discovered that the GNU C Library incorrectly handled certain SSE2-optimized memmove operations. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause the GNU C Library to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. (CVE-2017-18269) It was discovered that the GNU C Library incorrectly handled certain pathname operations. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause the GNU C Library to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. (CVE-2018-11236) It was discovered that the GNU C Library incorrectly handled certain AVX-512-optimized mempcpy operations. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause the GNU C Library to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. (CVE-2018-11237) It was discovered that the GNU C Library incorrectly handled certain hostname loookups. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause the GNU C Library to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.
(CVE-2018-19591) Jakub Wilk discovered that the GNU C Library incorrectly handled certain memalign functions. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause the GNU C Library to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. (CVE-2018-6485) It was discovered that the GNU C Library incorrectly ignored the LD_PREFER_MAP_32BIT_EXEC environment variable after security transitions. A local attacker could use this issue to bypass ASLR restrictions. (CVE-2019-19126) It was discovered that the GNU C Library incorrectly handled certain regular expressions. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause the GNU C Library to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.
(CVE-2019-9169) It was discovered that the GNU C Library incorrectly handled certain bit patterns. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause the GNU C Library to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. (CVE-2020-10029) It was discovered that the GNU C Library incorrectly handled certain signal trampolines on PowerPC. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause the GNU C Library to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2020-1751) It was discovered that the GNU C Library incorrectly handled tilde expansion. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause the GNU C Library to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2020-1752).

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 libc6 package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/4416-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 138166

File Name: ubuntu_USN-4416-1.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/7/2020

Updated: 12/7/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-9169

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:libc6, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts, 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: 7/6/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/7/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-12133, CVE-2017-18269, CVE-2018-11236, CVE-2018-11237, CVE-2018-19591, CVE-2018-6485, CVE-2019-19126, CVE-2019-9169, CVE-2020-10029, CVE-2020-1751, CVE-2020-1752

USN: 4416-1