Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL7.x x86_64 (2021:3327)

high Nessus Plugin ID 152950
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Synopsis

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

The remote Scientific Linux 7 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the SLSA-2021:3327-1 advisory.

- kernel: out-of-bounds write in xt_compat_target_from_user() in net/netfilter/x_tables.c (CVE-2021-22555)

- kernel: race condition for removal of the HCI controller (CVE-2021-32399)

- kernel: powerpc: RTAS calls can be used to compromise kernel integrity (CVE-2020-27777)

- kernel: Local privilege escalation due to incorrect BPF JIT branch displacement computation (CVE-2021-29154)

- kernel: lack a full memory barrier upon the assignment of a new table value in net/netfilter/x_tables.c and include/linux/netfilter/x_tables.h may lead to DoS (CVE-2021-29650)

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://www.scientificlinux.org/category/sl-errata/slsa-20213327-1

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 152950

File Name: sl_20210831_kernel_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/1/2021

Updated: 10/7/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-29154

VPR

Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.4

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 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:fermilab:scientific_linux, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:bpftool, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:bpftool-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:kernel, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:kernel-abi-whitelists, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:kernel-debug, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:kernel-debug-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:kernel-debug-devel, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:kernel-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:kernel-debuginfo-common-x86_64, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:kernel-devel, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:kernel-headers, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:kernel-tools, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:kernel-tools-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:kernel-tools-libs, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:kernel-tools-libs-devel, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:perf, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:perf-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:python-perf, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:python-perf-debuginfo

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/31/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/10/2020

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Netfilter x_tables Heap OOB Write Privilege Escalation)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-27777, CVE-2021-22555, CVE-2021-29154, CVE-2021-29650, CVE-2021-32399