CentOS 8 : kernel (CESA-2021:1578)

high Nessus Plugin ID 149874
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The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.


The remote CentOS Linux 8 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the CESA-2021:1578 advisory.

- kernel: memory leak in sof_set_get_large_ctrl_data() function in sound/soc/sof/ipc.c (CVE-2019-18811)

- kernel: use-after-free caused by a malicious USB device in the drivers/usb/misc/adutux.c driver (CVE-2019-19523)

- kernel: use-after-free bug caused by a malicious USB device in the drivers/usb/misc/iowarrior.c driver (CVE-2019-19528)

- kernel: possible out of bounds write in kbd_keycode of keyboard.c (CVE-2020-0431)

- kernel: NULL pointer dereferences in ov511_mode_init_regs and ov518_mode_init_regs in drivers/media/usb/gspca/ov519.c (CVE-2020-11608)

- kernel: DoS by corrupting mountpoint reference counter (CVE-2020-12114)

- kernel: Integer overflow in Intel(R) Graphics Drivers (CVE-2020-12362)

- kernel: use-after-free in usb_sg_cancel function in drivers/usb/core/message.c (CVE-2020-12464)

- kernel: buffer uses out of index in ext3/4 filesystem (CVE-2020-14314)

- kernel: Use After Free vulnerability in cgroup BPF component (CVE-2020-14356)

- kernel: NULL pointer dereference in serial8250_isa_init_ports function in drivers/tty/serial/8250/8250_core.c (CVE-2020-15437)

- kernel: umask not applied on filesystem without ACL support (CVE-2020-24394)

- kernel: TOCTOU mismatch in the NFS client code (CVE-2020-25212)

- kernel: incomplete permission checking for access to rbd devices (CVE-2020-25284)

- kernel: race condition between hugetlb sysctl handlers in mm/hugetlb.c (CVE-2020-25285)

- kernel: improper input validation in ppp_cp_parse_cr function leads to memory corruption and read overflow (CVE-2020-25643)

- kernel: perf_event_parse_addr_filter memory (CVE-2020-25704)

- kernel: use-after-free in kernel midi subsystem (CVE-2020-27786)

- kernel: child process is able to access parent mm through hfi dev file handle (CVE-2020-27835)

- kernel: slab-out-of-bounds read in fbcon (CVE-2020-28974)

- kernel: fork: fix copy_process(CLONE_PARENT) race with the exiting ->real_parent (CVE-2020-35508)

- kernel: fuse: fuse_do_getattr() calls make_bad_inode() in inappropriate situations (CVE-2020-36322)

- kernel: use after free in tun_get_user of tun.c could lead to local escalation of privilege (CVE-2021-0342)

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


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 149874

File Name: centos8_RHSA-2021-1578.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/24/2021

Updated: 6/2/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl, linux_alt_patch_detect.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-25643


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:C

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:centos:centos:8-stream, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:bpftool, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:kernel, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:kernel-abi-stablelists, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:kernel-core, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:kernel-cross-headers, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:kernel-debug, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:kernel-debug-core, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:kernel-debug-devel, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:kernel-debug-modules, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:kernel-debug-modules-extra, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:kernel-devel, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:kernel-modules, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:kernel-modules-extra, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:kernel-tools, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:kernel-tools-libs, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:kernel-tools-libs-devel, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:perf, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:python3-perf

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/18/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/7/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-18811, CVE-2019-19523, CVE-2019-19528, CVE-2020-0431, CVE-2020-11608, CVE-2020-12114, CVE-2020-12362, CVE-2020-12464, CVE-2020-14314, CVE-2020-14356, CVE-2020-15437, CVE-2020-24394, CVE-2020-25212, CVE-2020-25284, CVE-2020-25285, CVE-2020-25643, CVE-2020-25704, CVE-2020-27786, CVE-2020-27835, CVE-2020-28974, CVE-2020-35508, CVE-2020-36322, CVE-2021-0342

RHSA: 2021:1578