Amazon Linux AMI : kernel (ALAS-2020-1446)

High Nessus Plugin ID 142978

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VPR Score: 9.4

Synopsis

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description

The version of tested product installed on the remote host is prior to tested version. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the ALAS-2020-1446 advisory.

- In binder_release_work of binder.c, there is a possible use-after-free due to improper locking. This could lead to local escalation of privilege in the kernel with no additional execution privileges needed. User interaction is not needed for exploitation.Product: AndroidVersions: Android kernelAndroid ID:
A-161151868References: N/A (CVE-2020-0423)

- A flaw was found in the Linux kernel before 5.9-rc4. Memory corruption can be exploited to gain root privileges from unprivileged processes. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to data confidentiality and integrity. (CVE-2020-14386)

- In the Linux kernel through 5.8.7, local attackers able to inject conntrack netlink configuration could overflow a local buffer, causing crashes or triggering use of incorrect protocol numbers in ctnetlink_parse_tuple_filter in net/netfilter/nf_conntrack_netlink.c, aka CID-1cc5ef91d2ff.
(CVE-2020-25211)

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

Solution

Run 'yum update kernel' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2020-1446.html

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-0423

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-12351

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-12352

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-14386

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-24490

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-25211

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 142978

File Name: ala_ALAS-2020-1446.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2020/11/18

Updated: 2020/11/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 9.4

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-14386

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-debuginfo-common-i686, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-debuginfo-common-x86_64, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-headers, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-tools, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-tools-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-tools-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:perf, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:perf-debuginfo, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/AmazonLinux/release, Host/AmazonLinux/rpm-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2020/11/14

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2020/09/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-0423, CVE-2020-12351, CVE-2020-12352, CVE-2020-14386, CVE-2020-24490, CVE-2020-25211

ALAS: 2020-1446