Ubuntu 18.04 LTS : Linux kernel (Raspberry Pi) vulnerabilities (USN-5094-2)

high Nessus Plugin ID 153802


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


The remote Ubuntu 18.04 LTS host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the USN-5094-2 advisory.

- drivers/usb/host/max3421-hcd.c in the Linux kernel before 5.13.6 allows physically proximate attackers to cause a denial of service (use-after-free and panic) by removing a MAX-3421 USB device in certain situations. (CVE-2021-38204)

- A lack of CPU resource in the Linux kernel tracing module functionality in versions prior to 5.14-rc3 was found in the way user uses trace ring buffer in a specific way. Only privileged local users (with CAP_SYS_ADMIN capability) could use this flaw to starve the resources causing denial of service.

- A security issue was found in Linux kernel's OverlayFS subsystem where a local attacker who has the ability to mount the TmpFS filesystem with OverlayFS can abuse a logic bug in the overlayfs code which can inadvertently reveal files hidden in the original mount. (CVE-2021-3732)

- An issue was discovered in Linux: KVM through Improper handling of VM_IO|VM_PFNMAP vmas in KVM can bypass RO checks and can lead to pages being freed while still accessible by the VMM and guest. This allows users with the ability to start and control a VM to read/write random pages of memory and can result in local privilege escalation. (CVE-2021-22543)

- drivers/net/ethernet/xilinx/xilinx_emaclite.c in the Linux kernel before 5.13.3 makes it easier for attackers to defeat an ASLR protection mechanism because it prints a kernel pointer (i.e., the real IOMEM pointer). (CVE-2021-38205)

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: 153802

File Name: ubuntu_USN-5094-2.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/30/2021

Updated: 5/9/2022

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

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-38204


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 3.4

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

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


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:18.04:-:lts, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-buildinfo-4.15.0-1096-raspi2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-headers-4.15.0-1096-raspi2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-headers-raspi2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.15.0-1096-raspi2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-raspi2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-modules-4.15.0-1096-raspi2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-raspi2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-raspi2-headers-4.15.0-1096, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-raspi2-tools-4.15.0-1096, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-tools-4.15.0-1096-raspi2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-tools-raspi2

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/30/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/26/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-3679, CVE-2021-3732, CVE-2021-22543, CVE-2021-38204, CVE-2021-38205

USN: 5094-2