Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS : Linux kernel vulnerabilities (USN-4907-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 148493
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Synopsis

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

Description

The remote Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the USN-4907-1 advisory.

- An issue was discovered in fs/xfs/libxfs/xfs_inode_buf.c in the Linux kernel through 4.17.3. A denial of service (memory corruption and BUG) can occur for a corrupted xfs image upon encountering an inode that is in extent format, but has more extents than fit in the inode fork. (CVE-2018-13095)

- An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel through 5.10.11. PI futexes have a kernel stack use-after-free during fault handling, allowing local users to execute code in the kernel, aka CID-34b1a1ce1458.
(CVE-2021-3347)

- nbd_add_socket in drivers/block/nbd.c in the Linux kernel through 5.10.12 has an ndb_queue_rq use-after- free that could be triggered by local attackers (with access to the nbd device) via an I/O request at a certain point during device setup, aka CID-b98e762e3d71. (CVE-2021-3348)

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-4907-1

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 148493

File Name: ubuntu_USN-4907-1.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/14/2021

Updated: 4/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl, linux_alt_patch_detect.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-3347

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

Vector: AV:L/AC:L/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: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, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.15.0-1016-dell300x, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.15.0-1069-oracle, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.15.0-1083-raspi2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.15.0-1089-kvm, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.15.0-1097-gcp, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.15.0-1098-aws, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.15.0-1100-snapdragon, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.15.0-1112-azure, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.15.0-141-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.15.0-141-generic-lpae, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.15.0-141-lowlatency, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-aws-hwe, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-aws-lts-18.04, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-azure, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-azure-edge, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-azure-lts-18.04, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-dell300x, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-gcp, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-gcp-lts-18.04, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-generic-hwe-16.04, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-generic-hwe-16.04-edge, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-generic-lpae, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-generic-lpae-hwe-16.04, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-generic-lpae-hwe-16.04-edge, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-gke, 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-hwe-16.04, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-lowlatency-hwe-16.04-edge, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-oracle, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-oracle-lts-18.04, 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-hwe-16.04, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-virtual-hwe-16.04-edge

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/13/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/3/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-13095, CVE-2021-3347, CVE-2021-3348

USN: 4907-1