Ubuntu 16.04 LTS : Linux kernel vulnerability (USN-5039-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 152536

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security update.

Description

The remote Ubuntu 16.04 LTS host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the USN-5039-1 advisory.

- A heap out-of-bounds write affecting Linux since v2.6.19-rc1 was discovered in net/netfilter/x_tables.c.
This allows an attacker to gain privileges or cause a DoS (via heap memory corruption) through user name space (CVE-2021-22555)

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-5039-1

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 152536

File Name: ubuntu_USN-5039-1.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/12/2021

Updated: 10/7/2021

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

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-22555

VPR

Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 4

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04:-:lts, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:block-modules-4.4.0-213-generic-di, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:crypto-modules-4.4.0-213-generic-di, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:dasd-extra-modules-4.4.0-213-generic-di, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:dasd-modules-4.4.0-213-generic-di, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:fat-modules-4.4.0-213-generic-di, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:fb-modules-4.4.0-213-generic-di, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:firewire-core-modules-4.4.0-213-generic-di, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:floppy-modules-4.4.0-213-generic-di, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:fs-core-modules-4.4.0-213-generic-di, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:fs-secondary-modules-4.4.0-213-generic-di, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:input-modules-4.4.0-213-generic-di, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:ipmi-modules-4.4.0-213-generic-di, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:irda-modules-4.4.0-213-generic-di, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kernel-image-4.4.0-213-generic-di, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kernel-signed-image-4.4.0-213-generic-di, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-aws, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-aws-cloud-tools-4.4.0-1131, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-aws-headers-4.4.0-1131, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-aws-tools-4.4.0-1131, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-buildinfo-4.4.0-1096-kvm, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-buildinfo-4.4.0-1131-aws, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-buildinfo-4.4.0-213-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-buildinfo-4.4.0-213-lowlatency, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-cloud-tools-4.4.0-1096-kvm, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-cloud-tools-4.4.0-1131-aws, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-cloud-tools-4.4.0-213, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-cloud-tools-4.4.0-213-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-cloud-tools-4.4.0-213-lowlatency, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-cloud-tools-common, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-cloud-tools-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-cloud-tools-generic-lts-utopic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-cloud-tools-generic-lts-vivid, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-cloud-tools-generic-lts-wily, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-cloud-tools-generic-lts-xenial, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-cloud-tools-lowlatency, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-cloud-tools-lowlatency-lts-utopic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-cloud-tools-lowlatency-lts-vivid, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-cloud-tools-lowlatency-lts-wily, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-cloud-tools-lowlatency-lts-xenial, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-cloud-tools-virtual, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-cloud-tools-virtual-lts-utopic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-cloud-tools-virtual-lts-vivid, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-cloud-tools-virtual-lts-wily, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-cloud-tools-virtual-lts-xenial, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-crashdump, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-generic-lts-utopic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-generic-lts-vivid, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-generic-lts-wily, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-generic-lts-xenial, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-headers-4.4.0-1096-kvm, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-headers-4.4.0-1131-aws, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-headers-4.4.0-213, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-headers-4.4.0-213-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-headers-4.4.0-213-lowlatency, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-headers-aws, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-headers-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-headers-generic-lts-utopic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-headers-generic-lts-vivid, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-headers-generic-lts-wily, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-headers-generic-lts-xenial, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-headers-kvm, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-headers-lowlatency, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-headers-lowlatency-lts-utopic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-headers-lowlatency-lts-vivid, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-headers-lowlatency-lts-wily, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-headers-lowlatency-lts-xenial, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-headers-virtual, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-headers-virtual-lts-utopic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-headers-virtual-lts-vivid, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-headers-virtual-lts-wily, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-headers-virtual-lts-xenial, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-hwe-generic-trusty, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-hwe-virtual-trusty, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4.0-1096-kvm, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4.0-1131-aws, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4.0-213-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4.0-213-lowlatency, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-aws, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-extra-virtual, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-extra-virtual-lts-utopic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-extra-virtual-lts-vivid, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-extra-virtual-lts-wily, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-extra-virtual-lts-xenial, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-generic-lts-utopic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-generic-lts-vivid, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-generic-lts-wily, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-generic-lts-xenial, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-hwe-generic-trusty, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-hwe-virtual-trusty, 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-lts-utopic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-lowlatency-lts-vivid, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-lowlatency-lts-wily, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-lowlatency-lts-xenial, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-unsigned-4.4.0-213-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-unsigned-4.4.0-213-lowlatency, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-virtual, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-virtual-lts-utopic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-virtual-lts-vivid, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-virtual-lts-wily, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-virtual-lts-xenial, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-kvm, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-kvm-cloud-tools-4.4.0-1096, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-kvm-headers-4.4.0-1096, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-kvm-tools-4.4.0-1096, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-libc-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-lowlatency, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-lowlatency-lts-utopic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-lowlatency-lts-vivid, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-lowlatency-lts-wily, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-lowlatency-lts-xenial, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-modules-4.4.0-1096-kvm, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-modules-4.4.0-1131-aws, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-modules-4.4.0-213-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-modules-4.4.0-213-lowlatency, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-modules-extra-4.4.0-1131-aws, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-modules-extra-4.4.0-213-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-modules-extra-aws, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-signed-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-signed-generic-lts-utopic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-signed-generic-lts-vivid, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-signed-generic-lts-wily, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-signed-generic-lts-xenial, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-signed-image-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-signed-image-generic-lts-utopic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-signed-image-generic-lts-vivid, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-signed-image-generic-lts-wily, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-signed-image-generic-lts-xenial, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-signed-image-lowlatency, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-signed-image-lowlatency-lts-wily, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-signed-image-lowlatency-lts-xenial, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-signed-lowlatency, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-signed-lowlatency-lts-wily, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-signed-lowlatency-lts-xenial, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-source, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-source-4.4.0, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-tools-4.4.0-1096-kvm, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-tools-4.4.0-1131-aws, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-tools-4.4.0-213, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-tools-4.4.0-213-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-tools-4.4.0-213-lowlatency, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-tools-aws, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-tools-common, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-tools-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-tools-generic-lts-utopic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-tools-generic-lts-vivid, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-tools-generic-lts-wily, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-tools-generic-lts-xenial, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-tools-host, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-tools-kvm, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-tools-lowlatency, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-tools-lowlatency-lts-utopic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-tools-lowlatency-lts-vivid, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-tools-lowlatency-lts-wily, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-tools-lowlatency-lts-xenial, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-tools-lts-utopic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-tools-virtual, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-tools-virtual-lts-utopic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-tools-virtual-lts-vivid, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-tools-virtual-lts-wily, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-tools-virtual-lts-xenial, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-udebs-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-virtual, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-virtual-lts-utopic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-virtual-lts-vivid, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-virtual-lts-wily, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-virtual-lts-xenial, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:md-modules-4.4.0-213-generic-di, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:message-modules-4.4.0-213-generic-di, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:mouse-modules-4.4.0-213-generic-di, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:multipath-modules-4.4.0-213-generic-di, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:nfs-modules-4.4.0-213-generic-di, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:nic-modules-4.4.0-213-generic-di, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:nic-pcmcia-modules-4.4.0-213-generic-di, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:nic-shared-modules-4.4.0-213-generic-di, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:nic-usb-modules-4.4.0-213-generic-di, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:parport-modules-4.4.0-213-generic-di, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:pata-modules-4.4.0-213-generic-di, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:pcmcia-modules-4.4.0-213-generic-di, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:pcmcia-storage-modules-4.4.0-213-generic-di, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:plip-modules-4.4.0-213-generic-di, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:ppp-modules-4.4.0-213-generic-di, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:sata-modules-4.4.0-213-generic-di, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:scsi-modules-4.4.0-213-generic-di, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:serial-modules-4.4.0-213-generic-di, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:speakup-modules-4.4.0-213-generic-di, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:storage-core-modules-4.4.0-213-generic-di, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:usb-modules-4.4.0-213-generic-di, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:virtio-modules-4.4.0-213-generic-di, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:vlan-modules-4.4.0-213-generic-di

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: 8/12/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/20/2021

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Netfilter x_tables Heap OOB Write Privilege Escalation)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-22555

USN: 5039-1