Ubuntu 20.04 LTS : Linux kernel (OEM) vulnerabilities (USN-5218-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 156613

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-5218-1 advisory.

- An issue was discovered in net/tipc/crypto.c in the Linux kernel before 5.14.16. The Transparent Inter- Process Communication (TIPC) functionality allows remote attackers to exploit insufficient validation of user-supplied sizes for the MSG_CRYPTO message type. (CVE-2021-43267)

- A flaw was found in the Linux kernel. A use-after-free vulnerability in the NFC stack can lead to a threat to confidentiality, integrity, and system availability. (CVE-2021-3760)

- A race condition accessing file object in the Linux kernel OverlayFS subsystem was found in the way users do rename in specific way with OverlayFS. A local user could use this flaw to crash the system.
(CVE-2021-20321)

- prealloc_elems_and_freelist in kernel/bpf/stackmap.c in the Linux kernel before 5.14.12 allows unprivileged users to trigger an eBPF multiplication integer overflow with a resultant out-of-bounds write. (CVE-2021-41864)

- An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel for powerpc before 5.14.15. It allows a malicious KVM guest to crash the host, when the host is running on Power8, due to an arch/powerpc/kvm/book3s_hv_rmhandlers.S implementation bug in the handling of the SRR1 register values. (CVE-2021-43056)

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-5218-1

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 156613

File Name: ubuntu_USN-5218-1.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/11/2022

Updated: 2/22/2022

Supported Sensors: 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: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-43267

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9.4

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/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:20.04:-:lts, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-buildinfo-5.13.0-1026-oem, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-headers-5.13.0-1026-oem, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-headers-oem-20.04c, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.13.0-1026-oem, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-oem-20.04c, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-unsigned-5.13.0-1026-oem, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-modules-5.13.0-1026-oem, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-oem-20.04c, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-oem-5.13-headers-5.13.0-1026, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-oem-5.13-tools-5.13.0-1026, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-oem-5.13-tools-host, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-tools-5.13.0-1026-oem, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-tools-oem-20.04c

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: 1/11/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/2/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-3760, CVE-2021-4002, CVE-2021-4204, CVE-2021-20321, CVE-2021-41864, CVE-2021-43056, CVE-2021-43267, CVE-2021-43389

USN: 5218-1