Amazon Linux AMI : kernel (ALAS-2022-1624)

high Nessus Plugin ID 163867

Synopsis

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description

The version of kernel installed on the remote host is prior to 4.14.287-148.504. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the ALAS-2022-1624 advisory.

- There are use-after-free vulnerabilities caused by timer handler in net/rose/rose_timer.c of linux that allow attackers to crash linux kernel without any privileges. (CVE-2022-2318)

- Linux disk/nic frontends data leaks T[his CNA information record relates to multiple CVEs; the text explains which aspects/vulnerabilities correspond to which CVE.] Linux Block and Network PV device frontends don't zero memory regions before sharing them with the backend (CVE-2022-26365, CVE-2022-33740).
Additionally the granularity of the grant table doesn't allow sharing less than a 4K page, leading to unrelated data residing in the same 4K page as data shared with a backend being accessible by such backend (CVE-2022-33741, CVE-2022-33742). (CVE-2022-26365, CVE-2022-33740, CVE-2022-33741, CVE-2022-33742)

- Arm guests can cause Dom0 DoS via PV devices When mapping pages of guests on Arm, dom0 is using an rbtree to keep track of the foreign mappings. Updating of that rbtree is not always done completely with the related lock held, resulting in a small race window, which can be used by unprivileged guests via PV devices to cause inconsistencies of the rbtree. These inconsistencies can lead to Denial of Service (DoS) of dom0, e.g. by causing crashes or the inability to perform further mappings of other guests' memory pages. (CVE-2022-33744)

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

Solution

Run 'yum update kernel' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/cve/html/CVE-2022-2318.html

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/cve/html/CVE-2022-26365.html

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/cve/html/CVE-2022-33740.html

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/cve/html/CVE-2022-33741.html

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/cve/html/CVE-2022-33742.html

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/cve/html/CVE-2022-33744.html

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2022-1624.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 163867

File Name: ala_ALAS-2022-1624.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/5/2022

Updated: 8/5/2022

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

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 3.6

Temporal Score: 2.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-33742

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.1

Temporal Score: 6.2

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:o:amazon:linux:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:amazon:linux:kernel:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:amazon:linux:kernel-debuginfo:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:amazon:linux:kernel-debuginfo-common-x86_64:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:amazon:linux:kernel-devel:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:amazon:linux:kernel-headers:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:amazon:linux:kernel-tools:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:amazon:linux:kernel-tools-debuginfo:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:amazon:linux:kernel-tools-devel:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:amazon:linux:perf:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:amazon:linux:perf-debuginfo:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:amazon:linux:kernel-debuginfo-common-i686:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/28/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/5/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-33744, CVE-2022-26365, CVE-2022-33740, CVE-2022-33741, CVE-2022-33742, CVE-2022-2318