Ubuntu 16.04 LTS : Linux kernel vulnerabilities (USN-4579-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 141447
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Synopsis

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

Description

The remote Ubuntu 16.04 LTS host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the USN-4579-1 advisory.

- The xfs_dinode_verify function in fs/xfs/libxfs/xfs_inode_buf.c in the Linux kernel through 4.16.3 allows local users to cause a denial of service (xfs_ilock_attr_map_shared invalid pointer dereference) via a crafted xfs image. (CVE-2018-10322)

- A memory out-of-bounds read flaw was found in the Linux kernel before 5.9-rc2 with the ext3/ext4 file system, in the way it accesses a directory with broken indexing. This flaw allows a local user to crash the system if the directory exists. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to system availability.
(CVE-2020-14314)

- A race condition between hugetlb sysctl handlers in mm/hugetlb.c in the Linux kernel before 5.8.8 could be used by local attackers to corrupt memory, cause a NULL pointer dereference, or possibly have unspecified other impact, aka CID-17743798d812. (CVE-2020-25285)

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-4579-1

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 141447

File Name: ubuntu_USN-4579-1.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/14/2020

Updated: 1/26/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl, linux_alt_patch_detect.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-16119

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 3.4

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

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:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04:-:lts, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4.0-1081-aws, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4.0-1082-kvm, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4.0-1117-aws, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4.0-1141-raspi2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4.0-1145-snapdragon, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4.0-193-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4.0-193-generic-lpae, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4.0-193-lowlatency, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-aws, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-generic-lpae, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-generic-lpae-lts-utopic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-generic-lpae-lts-vivid, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-generic-lpae-lts-wily, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-generic-lpae-lts-xenial, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-generic-lts-utopic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-generic-lts-vivid, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-generic-lts-wily, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-generic-lts-xenial, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-kvm, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-lowlatency, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-lowlatency-lts-utopic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-lowlatency-lts-vivid, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-lowlatency-lts-wily, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-lowlatency-lts-xenial, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-raspi2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-snapdragon, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-virtual, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-virtual-lts-utopic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-virtual-lts-vivid, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-virtual-lts-wily, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-virtual-lts-xenial

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/14/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/24/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-10322, CVE-2020-14314, CVE-2020-16119, CVE-2020-25285

BID: 103960

USN: 4579-1