Amazon Linux AMI : kernel (ALAS-2020-1462) (deprecated)

high Nessus Plugin ID 144464
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Synopsis

This plugin has been deprecated.

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-2020-1462 advisory.

- ** DISPUTED ** In the Linux kernel 4.19.83, there is a use-after-free (read) in the debugfs_remove function in fs/debugfs/inode.c (which is used to remove a file or directory in debugfs that was previously created with a call to another debugfs function such as debugfs_create_file). NOTE: Linux kernel developers dispute this issue as not being an issue with debugfs, instead this is an issue with misuse of debugfs within blktrace. (CVE-2019-19770)

- A flaw was found in the Linux kernel. A use-after-free memory flaw was found in the perf subsystem allowing a local attacker with permission to monitor perf events to corrupt memory and possibly escalate privileges. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to data confidentiality and integrity as well as system availability. (CVE-2020-14351)

- A flaw was found in the Linux kernel. A use-after-free was found in the way the console subsystem was using ioctls KDGKBSENT and KDSKBSENT. A local user could use this flaw to get read memory access out of bounds. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to data confidentiality. (CVE-2020-25656)

- A flaw memory leak in the Linux kernel performance monitoring subsystem was found in the way if using PERF_EVENT_IOC_SET_FILTER. A local user could use this flaw to starve the resources causing denial of service. (CVE-2020-25704)

- An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel through 5.9.1, as used with Xen through 4.14.x. Guest OS users can cause a denial of service (host OS hang) via a high rate of events to dom0, aka CID-e99502f76271.
(CVE-2020-27673)

- An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel through 5.9.1, as used with Xen through 4.14.x.
drivers/xen/events/events_base.c allows event-channel removal during the event-handling loop (a race condition). This can cause a use-after-free or NULL pointer dereference, as demonstrated by a dom0 crash via events for an in-reconfiguration paravirtualized device, aka CID-073d0552ead5. (CVE-2020-27675)

- A flaw was found in the way RTAS handled memory accesses in userspace to kernel communication. On a locked down (usually due to Secure Boot) guest system running on top of PowerVM or KVM hypervisors (pseries platform) a root like local user could use this flaw to further increase their privileges to that of a running kernel. (CVE-2020-27777)

- An issue was discovered in drivers/accessibility/speakup/spk_ttyio.c in the Linux kernel through 5.9.9.
Local attackers on systems with the speakup driver could cause a local denial of service attack, aka CID-d41227544427. This occurs because of an invalid free when the line discipline is used more than once.
(CVE-2020-28941)

- A slab-out-of-bounds read in fbcon in the Linux kernel before 5.9.7 could be used by local attackers to read privileged information or potentially crash the kernel, aka CID-3c4e0dff2095. This occurs because KD_FONT_OP_COPY in drivers/tty/vt/vt.c can be used for manipulations such as font height. (CVE-2020-28974)

- Insufficient access control in the Linux kernel driver for some Intel(R) Processors may allow an authenticated user to potentially enable information disclosure via local access. (CVE-2020-8694)

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

This plugin has been deprecated due to Amazon pulling the previously published advisory.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2020-1462.html

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2019-19770

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-14351

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-25656

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-25668

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-25669

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-25704

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-27673

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-27675

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-27777

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-28941

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-28974

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-8694

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 144464

File Name: ala_ALAS-2020-1462.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/19/2020

Updated: 12/23/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-25668

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

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: 8.5

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

Temporal Vector: 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: 12/16/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/12/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-19770, CVE-2020-8694, CVE-2020-14351, CVE-2020-25656, CVE-2020-25668, CVE-2020-25669, CVE-2020-25704, CVE-2020-27673, CVE-2020-27675, CVE-2020-27777, CVE-2020-28941, CVE-2020-28974

ALAS: 2020-1462