Ubuntu 20.04 LTS : Linux kernel (OEM) vulnerabilities (USN-4948-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 149407

Synopsis

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

Description

The remote Ubuntu 20.04 LTS host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the USN-4948-1 advisory.

- The fix for XSA-365 includes initialization of pointers such that subsequent cleanup code wouldn't use uninitialized or stale values. This initialization went too far and may under certain conditions also overwrite pointers which are in need of cleaning up. The lack of cleanup would result in leaking persistent grants. The leak in turn would prevent fully cleaning up after a respective guest has died, leaving around zombie domains. All Linux versions having the fix for XSA-365 applied are vulnerable.
XSA-365 was classified to affect versions back to at least 3.11. (CVE-2021-28688)

- An issue was discovered in fs/io_uring.c in the Linux kernel through 5.11.8. It allows attackers to cause a denial of service (deadlock) because exit may be waiting to park a SQPOLL thread, but concurrently that SQPOLL thread is waiting for a signal to start, aka CID-3ebba796fa25. (CVE-2021-28951)

- An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel through 5.11.8. The sound/soc/qcom/sdm845.c soundwire device driver has a buffer overflow when an unexpected port ID number is encountered, aka CID-1c668e1c0a0f. (This has been fixed in 5.12-rc4.) (CVE-2021-28952)

- A race condition was discovered in get_old_root in fs/btrfs/ctree.c in the Linux kernel through 5.11.8. It allows attackers to cause a denial of service (BUG) because of a lack of locking on an extent buffer before a cloning operation, aka CID-dbcc7d57bffc. (CVE-2021-28964)

- In intel_pmu_drain_pebs_nhm in arch/x86/events/intel/ds.c in the Linux kernel through 5.11.8 on some Haswell CPUs, userspace applications (such as perf-fuzzer) can cause a system crash because the PEBS status in a PEBS record is mishandled, aka CID-d88d05a9e0b6. (CVE-2021-28971)

- In drivers/pci/hotplug/rpadlpar_sysfs.c in the Linux kernel through 5.11.8, the RPA PCI Hotplug driver has a user-tolerable buffer overflow when writing a new device name to the driver from userspace, allowing userspace to write data to the kernel stack frame directly. This occurs because add_slot_store and remove_slot_store mishandle drc_name '\0' termination, aka CID-cc7a0bb058b8. (CVE-2021-28972)

- An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel through 5.11.10. drivers/net/ethernet/freescale/gianfar.c in the Freescale Gianfar Ethernet driver allows attackers to cause a system crash because a negative fragment size is calculated in situations involving an rx queue overrun when jumbo packets are used and NAPI is enabled, aka CID-d8861bab48b6. (CVE-2021-29264)

- An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel before 5.11.9. drivers/vhost/vdpa.c has a use-after-free because v->config_ctx has an invalid value upon re-opening a character device, aka CID-f6bbf0010ba0.
(CVE-2021-29266)

- An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel before 5.11.11. tipc_nl_retrieve_key in net/tipc/node.c does not properly validate certain data sizes, aka CID-0217ed2848e8. (CVE-2021-29646)

- An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel before 5.11.11. qrtr_recvmsg in net/qrtr/qrtr.c allows attackers to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory because of a partially uninitialized data structure, aka CID-50535249f624. (CVE-2021-29647)

- An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel before 5.11.11. The user mode driver (UMD) has a copy_process() memory leak, related to a lack of cleanup steps in kernel/usermode_driver.c and kernel/bpf/preload/bpf_preload_kern.c, aka CID-f60a85cad677. (CVE-2021-29649)

- An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel before 5.11.11. The netfilter subsystem allows attackers to cause a denial of service (panic) because net/netfilter/x_tables.c and include/linux/netfilter/x_tables.h lack a full memory barrier upon the assignment of a new table value, aka CID-175e476b8cdf.
(CVE-2021-29650)

- An out-of-bounds (OOB) memory write flaw was found in list_devices in drivers/md/dm-ioctl.c in the Multi- device driver module in the Linux kernel before 5.12. A bound check failure allows an attacker with special user (CAP_SYS_ADMIN) privilege to gain access to out-of-bounds memory leading to a system crash or a leak of internal kernel information. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to system availability. (CVE-2021-31916)

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 linux-image-5.10.0-1026-oem, linux-image-oem-20.04-edge and / or linux-image-oem-20.04b packages.

See Also

https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-4948-1

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 149407

File Name: ubuntu_USN-4948-1.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/12/2021

Updated: 11/7/2022

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-3491

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 8.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:20.04:-:lts, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.10.0-1026-oem, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-oem-20.04-edge, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-oem-20.04b

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/11/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/20/2021

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Linux eBPF ALU32 32-bit Invalid Bounds Tracking LPE)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-25670, CVE-2020-25671, CVE-2020-25672, CVE-2021-3483, CVE-2021-3489, CVE-2021-3490, CVE-2021-3491, CVE-2021-28688, CVE-2021-28951, CVE-2021-28952, CVE-2021-28964, CVE-2021-28971, CVE-2021-28972, CVE-2021-29264, CVE-2021-29266, CVE-2021-29646, CVE-2021-29647, CVE-2021-29649, CVE-2021-29650, CVE-2021-29657, CVE-2021-31916

USN: 4948-1