Ubuntu 22.04 LTS : LibBPF vulnerabilities (USN-5759-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 168391

Synopsis

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

Description

The remote Ubuntu 22.04 LTS / 22.10 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the USN-5759-1 advisory.

- libbpf 0.6.0 and 0.6.1 has a heap-based buffer overflow (4 bytes) in __bpf_object__open (called from bpf_object__open_mem and bpf-object-fuzzer.c). (CVE-2021-45940)

- libbpf 0.6.0 and 0.6.1 has a heap-based buffer overflow (8 bytes) in __bpf_object__open (called from bpf_object__open_mem and bpf-object-fuzzer.c). (CVE-2021-45941)

- A vulnerability was found in Linux Kernel. It has been rated as problematic. This issue affects the function parse_usdt_arg of the file tools/lib/bpf/usdt.c of the component BPF. The manipulation of the argument reg_name leads to memory leak. It is recommended to apply a patch to fix this issue. The associated identifier of this vulnerability is VDB-211031. (CVE-2022-3533)

- A vulnerability classified as critical has been found in Linux Kernel. Affected is the function btf_dump_name_dups of the file tools/lib/bpf/btf_dump.c of the component libbpf. The manipulation leads to use after free. It is recommended to apply a patch to fix this issue. The identifier of this vulnerability is VDB-211032. (CVE-2022-3534)

- A vulnerability was found in Linux Kernel. It has been classified as problematic. This affects the function find_prog_by_sec_insn of the file tools/lib/bpf/libbpf.c of the component BPF. The manipulation leads to null pointer dereference. It is recommended to apply a patch to fix this issue. The identifier VDB-211749 was assigned to this vulnerability. (CVE-2022-3606)

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 libbpf-dev and / or libbpf0 packages.

See Also

https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-5759-1

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 168391

File Name: ubuntu_USN-5759-1.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/5/2022

Updated: 10/20/2023

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

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.4

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-45941

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8

Temporal Score: 7.2

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-3534

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:22.04:-:lts, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libbpf-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libbpf0

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: 12/5/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/1/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-45940, CVE-2021-45941, CVE-2022-3533, CVE-2022-3534, CVE-2022-3606

USN: 5759-1