Ubuntu 22.04 LTS : Linux kernel (KVM) vulnerabilities (USN-5941-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 172442


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


The remote Ubuntu 22.04 LTS host has a package installed that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the USN-5941-1 advisory.

- In the Linux kernel 6.0.8, there is a use-after-free in inode_cgwb_move_to_attached in fs/fs-writeback.c, related to __list_del_entry_valid. (CVE-2023-26605)

- A flaw was found in the Linux kernel. A denial of service flaw may occur if there is a consecutive request of the NVME_IOCTL_RESET and the NVME_IOCTL_SUBSYS_RESET through the device file of the driver, resulting in a PCIe link disconnect. (CVE-2022-3169)

- A flaw was found in the KVM's AMD nested virtualization (SVM). A malicious L1 guest could purposely fail to intercept the shutdown of a cooperative nested guest (L2), possibly leading to a page fault and kernel panic in the host (L0). (CVE-2022-3344)

- A vulnerability classified as problematic has been found in Linux Kernel. This affects the function fib_nh_match of the file net/ipv4/fib_semantics.c of the component IPv4 Handler. The manipulation leads to out-of-bounds read. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. It is recommended to apply a patch to fix this issue. The identifier VDB-210357 was assigned to this vulnerability. (CVE-2022-3435)

- A vulnerability has been found in Linux Kernel and classified as problematic. This vulnerability affects the function kcm_tx_work of the file net/kcm/kcmsock.c of the component kcm. The manipulation leads to race condition. It is recommended to apply a patch to fix this issue. VDB-211018 is the identifier assigned to this vulnerability. (CVE-2022-3521)

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 kernel package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 172442

File Name: ubuntu_USN-5941-1.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/10/2023

Updated: 10/20/2023

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-26605


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7

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:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:22.04:-:lts, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.15.0-1029-kvm

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Debian/dpkg-l, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/9/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/9/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-3169, CVE-2022-3344, CVE-2022-3435, CVE-2022-3521, CVE-2022-3545, CVE-2022-4139, CVE-2022-42328, CVE-2022-42329, CVE-2022-4379, CVE-2022-45869, CVE-2022-47518, CVE-2022-47519, CVE-2022-47520, CVE-2022-47521, CVE-2023-0179, CVE-2023-0461, CVE-2023-0468, CVE-2023-26605

USN: 5941-1