RHEL 8 : kernel (RHSA-2021:0765)

high Nessus Plugin ID 147207
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Synopsis

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

The remote Redhat Enterprise Linux 8 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the RHSA-2021:0765 advisory.

- kernel: bad kfree in auditfilter.c may lead to escalation of privilege (CVE-2020-0444)

- kernel: performance counters race condition use-after-free (CVE-2020-14351)

- kernel: Local buffer overflow in ctnetlink_parse_tuple_filter in net/netfilter/nf_conntrack_netlink.c (CVE-2020-25211)

- kernel: ICMP rate limiting can be used for DNS poisoning attack (CVE-2020-25705)

- kernel: locking issue in drivers/tty/tty_jobctrl.c can lead to an use-after-free (CVE-2020-29661)

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://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/99.html

https://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/119.html

https://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/244.html

https://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/330.html

https://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/416.html

https://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/667.html

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-0444

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

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

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-25705

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-29661

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2021:0765

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/1862849

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/1877571

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/1894579

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/1906525

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/1920474

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 147207

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2021-0765.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/9/2021

Updated: 4/15/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl, linux_alt_patch_detect.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-29661

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:redhat:rhel_aus:8.2, cpe:/o:redhat:rhel_e4s:8.2, cpe:/o:redhat:rhel_eus:8.2, cpe:/o:redhat:rhel_tus:8.2, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:bpftool, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-abi-whitelists, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-core, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-cross-headers, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-debug, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-debug-core, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-debug-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-debug-modules, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-debug-modules-extra, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-modules, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-modules-extra, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-tools, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-tools-libs, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-tools-libs-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-zfcpdump, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-zfcpdump-core, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-zfcpdump-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-zfcpdump-modules, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-zfcpdump-modules-extra, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:perf, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:python3-perf

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/9/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/9/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-0444, CVE-2020-14351, CVE-2020-25211, CVE-2020-25705, CVE-2020-29661

RHSA: 2021:0765

CWE: 99, 119, 244, 330, 416, 667, 99, 119, 244, 330, 416, 667