Oracle Linux 7 / 8 : Unbreakable Enterprise kernel (ELSA-2022-9273)

high Nessus Plugin ID 159642

Synopsis

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

Description

The remote Oracle Linux 7 / 8 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the ELSA-2022-9273 advisory.

- Some AMD CPUs may transiently execute beyond unconditional direct branches, which may potentially result in data leakage. (CVE-2021-26341)

- LFENCE/JMP (mitigation V2-2) may not sufficiently mitigate CVE-2017-5715 on some AMD CPUs.
(CVE-2021-26401)

- Certain Arm Cortex and Neoverse processors through 2022-03-08 do not properly restrict cache speculation, aka Spectre-BHB. An attacker can leverage the shared branch history in the Branch History Buffer (BHB) to influence mispredicted branches. Then, cache allocation can allow the attacker to obtain sensitive information. (CVE-2022-23960)

- An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel through 5.16.11. The mixed IPID assignment method with the hash-based IPID assignment policy allows an off-path attacker to inject data into a victim's TCP session or terminate that session. (CVE-2020-36516)

- An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel before 5.16.12. drivers/net/usb/sr9700.c allows attackers to obtain sensitive information from heap memory via crafted frame lengths from a device. (CVE-2022-26966)

- A flaw was found in the Linux kernel in linux/net/netfilter/nf_tables_api.c of the netfilter subsystem.
This flaw allows a local user to cause an out-of-bounds write issue. (CVE-2022-1015) (CVE-2022-1016)

- A double free bug in packet_set_ring() in net/packet/af_packet.c can be exploited by a local user through crafted syscalls to escalate privileges or deny service. We recommend upgrading kernel past the effected versions or rebuilding past ec6af094ea28f0f2dda1a6a33b14cd57e36a9755 (CVE-2021-22600)

- A flaw null pointer dereference in the Linux kernel UDF file system functionality was found in the way user triggers udf_file_write_iter function for the malicious UDF image. A local user could use this flaw to crash the system. Actual from Linux kernel 4.2-rc1 till 5.17-rc2. (CVE-2022-0617)

- An issue was discovered in fs/nfs/dir.c in the Linux kernel before 5.16.5. If an application sets the O_DIRECTORY flag, and tries to open a regular file, nfs_atomic_open() performs a regular lookup. If a regular file is found, ENOTDIR should occur, but the server instead returns uninitialized data in the file descriptor. (CVE-2022-24448)

- kernel: failing usercopy allows for use-after-free exploitation (CVE-2022-22942)

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

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://linux.oracle.com/errata/ELSA-2022-9273.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 159642

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2022-9273.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/11/2022

Updated: 12/13/2023

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.2

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-22600

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: CVSS:3.0/E:H/RL:O/RC:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-22942

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:oracle:linux:7, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:8, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-uek, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-uek-debug, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-uek-debug-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-uek-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-uek-doc, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-uek-tools, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kernel-uek-tools-libs, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:perf, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:python-perf

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/11/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/26/2022

CISA Known Exploited Vulnerability Due Dates: 5/2/2022

Exploitable With

Metasploit (vmwgfx Driver File Descriptor Handling Priv Esc)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-36516, CVE-2021-22600, CVE-2021-26341, CVE-2021-26401, CVE-2022-0617, CVE-2022-1016, CVE-2022-1158, CVE-2022-22942, CVE-2022-23960, CVE-2022-24448, CVE-2022-26966