Ubuntu 20.04 LTS : Linux kernel vulnerabilities (USN-4525-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 140723

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VPR Score: 7.4

Synopsis

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

Description

The remote Ubuntu 20.04 LTS host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the USN-4525-1 advisory.

- A memory leak in the ccp_run_sha_cmd() function in drivers/crypto/ccp/ccp-ops.c in the Linux kernel through 5.3.9 allows attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption), aka CID-128c66429247.
(CVE-2019-18808)

- A memory leak in the cx23888_ir_probe() function in drivers/media/pci/cx23885/cx23888-ir.c in the Linux kernel through 5.3.11 allows attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) by triggering kfifo_alloc() failures, aka CID-a7b2df76b42b. (CVE-2019-19054)

- The VFIO PCI driver in the Linux kernel through 5.6.13 mishandles attempts to access disabled memory space. (CVE-2020-12888)

- The Linux kernel through 5.7.11 allows remote attackers to make observations that help to obtain sensitive information about the internal state of the network RNG, aka CID-f227e3ec3b5c. This is related to drivers/char/random.c and kernel/time/timer.c. (CVE-2020-16166)

- A TOCTOU mismatch in the NFS client code in the Linux kernel before 5.8.3 could be used by local attackers to corrupt memory or possibly have unspecified other impact because a size check is in fs/nfs/nfs4proc.c instead of fs/nfs/nfs4xdr.c, aka CID-b4487b935452. (CVE-2020-25212)

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

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-4525-1

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 140723

File Name: ubuntu_USN-4525-1.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2020/09/22

Updated: 2020/11/24

Dependencies: 12634, 122878

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 7.4

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-25212

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.4

Temporal Score: 3.3

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7

Temporal Score: 6.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:20.04:-:lts, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.4.0-1025-gcp, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.4.0-1025-oracle, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.4.0-1026-azure, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.4.0-48-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.4.0-48-generic-lpae, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.4.0-48-lowlatency, 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-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-generic-hwe-18.04, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-generic-hwe-18.04-edge, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-generic-hwe-20.04, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-generic-lpae, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-generic-lpae-hwe-18.04, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-generic-lpae-hwe-18.04-edge, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-generic-lpae-hwe-20.04, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-gke, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-lowlatency, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-lowlatency-hwe-18.04, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-lowlatency-hwe-18.04-edge, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-lowlatency-hwe-20.04, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-oem, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-oem-osp1, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-oracle, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-virtual, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-virtual-hwe-18.04, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-virtual-hwe-18.04-edge, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-virtual-hwe-20.04

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2020/09/21

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2019/11/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-18808, CVE-2019-19054, CVE-2020-12888, CVE-2020-16166, CVE-2020-25212

USN: 4525-1