Rocky Linux 8 : kernel (RLSA-2022:1988)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 161344


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


The remote Rocky Linux 8 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the RLSA-2022:1988 advisory.

- An out-of-bounds memory write flaw was found in the Linux kernel's joystick devices subsystem in versions before 5.9-rc1, in the way the user calls ioctl JSIOCSBTNMAP. This flaw allows a local user to crash the system or possibly escalate their privileges on the system. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to confidentiality, integrity, as well as system availability. (CVE-2021-3612)

- A use-after-free flaw was found in the Linux kernel's Bluetooth subsystem in the way user calls connect to the socket and disconnect simultaneously due to a race condition. This flaw allows a user to crash the system or escalate their privileges. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to confidentiality, integrity, as well as system availability. (CVE-2021-3752)

- A flaw was found in the Linux SCTP stack. A blind attacker may be able to kill an existing SCTP association through invalid chunks if the attacker knows the IP-addresses and port numbers being used and the attacker can send packets with spoofed IP addresses. (CVE-2021-3772)

- A flaw in netfilter could allow a network-connected attacker to infer openvpn connection endpoint information for further use in traditional network attacks. (CVE-2021-3773)

- A memory leak flaw in the Linux kernel's hugetlbfs memory usage was found in the way the user maps some regions of memory twice using shmget() which are aligned to PUD alignment with the fault of some of the memory pages. A local user could use this flaw to get unauthorized access to some data. (CVE-2021-4002)

- An information disclosure vulnerability exists in the ARM SIGPAGE functionality of Linux Kernel v5.4.66 and v5.4.54. The latest version (5.11-rc4) seems to still be vulnerable. A userland application can read the contents of the sigpage, which can leak kernel memory contents. An attacker can read a process's memory at a specific offset to trigger this vulnerability. This was fixed in kernel releases: 4.14.222 4.19.177 5.4.99 5.10.17 5.11 (CVE-2021-21781)

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


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 161344

File Name: rocky_linux_RLSA-2022-1988.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Published: 5/18/2022

Updated: 5/18/2022

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.9

Temporal Score: 5.8

Vector: AV:A/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-3752


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-3773

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:bpftool, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:bpftool-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:kernel, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:kernel-abi-stablelists, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:kernel-core, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:kernel-cross-headers, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:kernel-debug, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:kernel-debug-core, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:kernel-debug-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:kernel-debug-devel, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:kernel-debug-modules, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:kernel-debug-modules-extra, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:kernel-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:kernel-debuginfo-common-aarch64, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:kernel-debuginfo-common-x86_64, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:kernel-devel, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:kernel-headers, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:kernel-modules, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:kernel-modules-extra, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:kernel-rt, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:kernel-rt-core, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:kernel-rt-debug, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:kernel-rt-debug-core, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:kernel-rt-debug-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:kernel-rt-debug-devel, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:kernel-rt-debug-kvm, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:kernel-rt-debug-modules, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:kernel-rt-debug-modules-extra, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:kernel-rt-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:kernel-rt-debuginfo-common-x86_64, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:kernel-rt-devel, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:kernel-rt-kvm, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:kernel-rt-modules, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:kernel-rt-modules-extra, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:kernel-tools, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:kernel-tools-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:kernel-tools-libs, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:kernel-tools-libs-devel, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:perf, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:perf-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:python3-perf, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:python3-perf-debuginfo, cpe:/o:rocky:linux:8

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/18/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/9/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-3612, CVE-2021-3669, CVE-2021-3752, CVE-2021-3772, CVE-2021-3773, CVE-2021-4002, CVE-2021-21781

RLSA: 2022:1988