Ubuntu 18.04 LTS : linux kernel vulnerabilities (USN-4440-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 139028

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VPR Score: 6.7

Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that the network block device (nbd) implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly check for error conditions in some situations. An attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2019-16089) It was discovered that the kernel->user space relay implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly check return values in some situations. A local attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service (system crash).
(CVE-2019-19462) Chuhong Yuan discovered that go7007 USB audio device driver in the Linux kernel did not properly deallocate memory in some failure conditions. A physically proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (memory exhaustion). (CVE-2019-20810) Jason A. Donenfeld discovered that the ACPI implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly restrict loading SSDT code from an EFI variable. A privileged attacker could use this to bypass Secure Boot lockdown restrictions and execute arbitrary code in the kernel.
(CVE-2019-20908) It was discovered that the elf handling code in the Linux kernel did not initialize memory before using it in certain situations. A local attacker could use this to possibly expose sensitive information (kernel memory). (CVE-2020-10732) Fan Yang discovered that the mremap implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly handle DAX Huge Pages. A local attacker with access to DAX storage could use this to gain administrative privileges.
(CVE-2020-10757) It was discovered that the Linux kernel did not correctly apply Speculative Store Bypass Disable (SSBD) mitigations in certain situations. A local attacker could possibly use this to expose sensitive information. (CVE-2020-10766) It was discovered that the Linux kernel did not correctly apply Indirect Branch Predictor Barrier (IBPB) mitigations in certain situations. A local attacker could possibly use this to expose sensitive information. (CVE-2020-10767) It was discovered that the Linux kernel could incorrectly enable indirect branch speculation after it has been disabled for a process via a prctl() call. A local attacker could possibly use this to expose sensitive information. (CVE-2020-10768) Mauricio Faria de Oliveira discovered that the aufs implementation in the Linux kernel improperly managed inode reference counts in the vfsub_dentry_open() method. A local attacker could use this vulnerability to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2020-11935) It was discovered that the Virtual Terminal keyboard driver in the Linux kernel contained an integer overflow. A local attacker could possibly use this to have an unspecified impact.
(CVE-2020-13974) Jason A. Donenfeld discovered that the ACPI implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly restrict loading ACPI tables via configfs. A privileged attacker could use this to bypass Secure Boot lockdown restrictions and execute arbitrary code in the kernel. (CVE-2020-15780).

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/4440-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 139028

File Name: ubuntu_USN-4440-1.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2020/07/28

Updated: 2020/09/17

Dependencies: 122878, 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 6.7

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-15780

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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-5.3-aws, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.3-azure, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.3-gcp, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.3-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.3-generic-lpae, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.3-gke, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.3-lowlatency, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.3-oracle, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.3-raspi2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-azure, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-gcp, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-gke-5.3, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-gkeop-5.3, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-oracle, 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: 2020/07/31

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2019/09/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-16089, CVE-2019-19462, CVE-2019-20810, CVE-2019-20908, CVE-2020-10732, CVE-2020-10757, CVE-2020-10766, CVE-2020-10767, CVE-2020-10768, CVE-2020-11935, CVE-2020-13974, CVE-2020-15780

USN: 4440-1