Debian DLA-2385-1 : linux-4.19 security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 140933
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Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Linux kernel that may lead to a privilege escalation, denial of service, or information leak.

CVE-2019-3874

Kernel buffers allocated by the SCTP network protocol were not limited by the memory cgroup controller. A local user could potentially use this to evade container memory limits and to cause a denial of service (excessive memory use).

CVE-2019-19448, CVE-2019-19813, CVE-2019-19816

'Team bobfuzzer' reported bugs in Btrfs that could lead to a use-after-free or heap buffer overflow, and could be triggered by crafted filesystem images. A user permitted to mount and access arbitrary filesystems could use these to cause a denial of service (crash or memory corruption) or possibly for privilege escalation.

CVE-2020-10781

Luca Bruno of Red Hat discovered that the zram control file /sys/class/zram-control/hot_add was readable by all users. On a system with zram enabled, a local user could use this to cause a denial of service (memory exhaustion).

CVE-2020-12888

It was discovered that the PCIe Virtual Function I/O (vfio-pci) driver allowed users to disable a device's memory space while it was still mapped into a process. On some hardware platforms, local users or guest virtual machines permitted to access PCIe Virtual Functions could use this to cause a denial of service (hardware error and crash).

CVE-2020-14314

A bug was discovered in the ext4 filesystem that could lead to an out-of-bound read. A local user permitted to mount and access arbitrary filesystem images could use this to cause a denial of service (crash).

CVE-2020-14331

A bug was discovered in the VGA console driver's soft-scrollback feature that could lead to a heap buffer overflow. On a system with a custom kernel that has CONFIG_VGACON_SOFT_SCROLLBACK enabled, a local user with access to a console could use this to cause a denial of service (crash or memory corruption) or possibly for privilege escalation.

CVE-2020-14356

A bug was discovered in the cgroup subsystem's handling of socket references to cgroups. In some cgroup configurations, this could lead to a use-after-free. A local user might be able to use this to cause a denial of service (crash or memory corruption) or possibly for privilege escalation.

CVE-2020-14385

A bug was discovered in XFS, which could lead to an extended attribute (xattr) wrongly being detected as invalid. A local user with access to an XFS filesystem could use this to cause a denial of service (filesystem shutdown).

CVE-2020-14386

Or Cohen discovered a bug in the packet socket (AF_PACKET) implementation which could lead to a heap buffer overflow. A local user with the CAP_NET_RAW capability (in any user namespace) could use this to cause a denial of service (crash or memory corruption) or possibly for privilege escalation.

CVE-2020-14390

Minh Yuan discovered a bug in the framebuffer console driver's scrollback feature that could lead to a heap buffer overflow. On a system using framebuffer consoles, a local user with access to a console could use this to cause a denial of service (crash or memory corruption) or possibly for privilege escalation.

The scrollback feature has been disabled for now, as no other fix was available for this issue.

CVE-2020-16166

Amit Klein reported that the random number generator used by the network stack might not be re-seeded for long periods of time, making e.g. client port number allocations more predictable. This made it easier for remote attackers to carry out some network- based attacks such as DNS cache poisoning or device tracking.

CVE-2020-25212

A bug was discovered in the NFSv4 client implementation that could lead to a heap buffer overflow. A malicious NFS server could use this to cause a denial of service (crash or memory corruption) or possibly to execute arbitrary code on the client.

CVE-2020-25284

It was discovered that the Rados block device (rbd) driver allowed tasks running as uid 0 to add and remove rbd devices, even if they dropped capabilities. On a system with the rbd driver loaded, this might allow privilege escalation from a container with a task running as root.

CVE-2020-25285

A race condition was discovered in the hugetlb filesystem's sysctl handlers, that could lead to stack corruption. A local user permitted to write to hugepages sysctls could use this to cause a denial of service (crash or memory corruption) or possibly for privilege escalation. By default only the root user can do this.

CVE-2020-25641

The syzbot tool found a bug in the block layer that could lead to an infinite loop. A local user with access to a raw block device could use this to cause a denial of service (unbounded CPU use and possible system hang).

CVE-2020-26088

It was discovered that the NFC (Near Field Communication) socket implementation allowed any user to create raw sockets. On a system with an NFC interface, this allowed local users to evade local network security policy.

For Debian 9 stretch, these problems have been fixed in version 4.19.146-1~deb9u1. This update additionally fixes Debian bugs #966846, #966917, and #968567; and includes many more bug fixes from stable updates 4.19.133-4.19.146 inclusive.

We recommend that you upgrade your linux-4.19 packages.

For the detailed security status of linux-4.19 please refer to its security tracker page at:
https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/linux-4.19

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Upgrade the affected packages.

See Also

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2020/09/msg00025.html

https://packages.debian.org/source/stretch/linux-4.19

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/source-package/linux-4.19

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 140933

File Name: debian_DLA-2385.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/29/2020

Updated: 10/5/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-config-4.19, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-doc-4.19, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-4.19.0-0.bpo.10-686, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-4.19.0-0.bpo.10-686-pae, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-4.19.0-0.bpo.10-all, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-4.19.0-0.bpo.10-all-amd64, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-4.19.0-0.bpo.10-all-arm64, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-4.19.0-0.bpo.10-all-armel, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-4.19.0-0.bpo.10-all-armhf, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-4.19.0-0.bpo.10-all-i386, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-4.19.0-0.bpo.10-amd64, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-4.19.0-0.bpo.10-arm64, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-4.19.0-0.bpo.10-armmp, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-4.19.0-0.bpo.10-armmp-lpae, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-4.19.0-0.bpo.10-cloud-amd64, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-4.19.0-0.bpo.10-common, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-4.19.0-0.bpo.10-common-rt, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-4.19.0-0.bpo.10-marvell, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-4.19.0-0.bpo.10-rpi, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-4.19.0-0.bpo.10-rt-686-pae, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-4.19.0-0.bpo.10-rt-amd64, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-4.19.0-0.bpo.10-rt-arm64, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-headers-4.19.0-0.bpo.10-rt-armmp, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.19.0-0.bpo.10-686, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.19.0-0.bpo.10-686-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.19.0-0.bpo.10-686-pae, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.19.0-0.bpo.10-686-pae-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.19.0-0.bpo.10-amd64, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.19.0-0.bpo.10-amd64-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.19.0-0.bpo.10-arm64, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.19.0-0.bpo.10-arm64-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.19.0-0.bpo.10-armmp, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.19.0-0.bpo.10-armmp-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.19.0-0.bpo.10-armmp-lpae, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.19.0-0.bpo.10-armmp-lpae-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.19.0-0.bpo.10-cloud-amd64, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.19.0-0.bpo.10-cloud-amd64-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.19.0-0.bpo.10-marvell, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.19.0-0.bpo.10-marvell-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.19.0-0.bpo.10-rpi, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.19.0-0.bpo.10-rpi-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.19.0-0.bpo.10-rt-686-pae, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.19.0-0.bpo.10-rt-686-pae-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.19.0-0.bpo.10-rt-amd64, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.19.0-0.bpo.10-rt-amd64-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.19.0-0.bpo.10-rt-arm64, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.19.0-0.bpo.10-rt-arm64-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.19.0-0.bpo.10-rt-armmp, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-image-4.19.0-0.bpo.10-rt-armmp-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-kbuild-4.19, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-perf-4.19, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-source-4.19, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux-support-4.19.0-0.bpo.10, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:9.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/28/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/25/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-19448, CVE-2019-19813, CVE-2019-19816, CVE-2019-3874, CVE-2020-10781, CVE-2020-12888, CVE-2020-14314, CVE-2020-14331, CVE-2020-14356, CVE-2020-14385, CVE-2020-14386, CVE-2020-14390, CVE-2020-16166, CVE-2020-25212, CVE-2020-25284, CVE-2020-25285, CVE-2020-25641, CVE-2020-26088