Ubuntu 18.04 ESM / 20.04 LTS : Linux kernel vulnerabilities (USN-6284-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 179704

Synopsis

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

Description

The remote Ubuntu 18.04 ESM / 20.04 LTS host has a package installed that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the USN-6284-1 advisory.

- An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel before 5.8. lib/nlattr.c allows attackers to cause a denial of service (unbounded recursion) via a nested Netlink policy with a back reference. (CVE-2020-36691)

- A denial of service (DOS) issue was found in the Linux kernel's smb2_ioctl_query_info function in the fs/cifs/smb2ops.c Common Internet File System (CIFS) due to an incorrect return from the memdup_user function. This flaw allows a local, privileged (CAP_SYS_ADMIN) attacker to crash the system.
(CVE-2022-0168)

- A use-after-free flaw was found in fs/ext4/namei.c:dx_insert_block() in the Linux kernel's filesystem sub- component. This flaw allows a local attacker with a user privilege to cause a denial of service.
(CVE-2022-1184)

- When SMT is enabled, certain AMD processors may speculatively execute instructions using a target from the sibling thread after an SMT mode switch potentially resulting in information disclosure. (CVE-2022-27672)

- A flaw was found in the Linux kernel Traffic Control (TC) subsystem. Using a specific networking configuration (redirecting egress packets to ingress using TC action mirred) a local unprivileged user could trigger a CPU soft lockup (ABBA deadlock) when the transport protocol in use (TCP or SCTP) does a retransmission, resulting in a denial of service condition. (CVE-2022-4269)

- A use-after-free flaw was found in qdisc_graft in net/sched/sch_api.c in the Linux Kernel due to a race problem. This flaw leads to a denial of service issue. If patch ebda44da44f6 (net: sched: fix race condition in qdisc_graft()) not applied yet, then kernel could be affected. (CVE-2023-0590)

- A use-after-free flaw was found in btrfs_search_slot in fs/btrfs/ctree.c in btrfs in the Linux Kernel.This flaw allows an attacker to crash the system and possibly cause a kernel information lea (CVE-2023-1611)

- A use-after-free flaw was found in xgene_hwmon_remove in drivers/hwmon/xgene-hwmon.c in the Hardware Monitoring Linux Kernel Driver (xgene-hwmon). This flaw could allow a local attacker to crash the system due to a race problem. This vulnerability could even lead to a kernel information leak problem.
(CVE-2023-1855)

- A use-after-free flaw was found in ndlc_remove in drivers/nfc/st-nci/ndlc.c in the Linux Kernel. This flaw could allow an attacker to crash the system due to a race problem. (CVE-2023-1990)

- An out-of-bounds memory access flaw was found in the Linux kernel's XFS file system in how a user restores an XFS image after failure (with a dirty log journal). This flaw allows a local user to crash or potentially escalate their privileges on the system. (CVE-2023-2124)

- An out-of-bounds write vulnerability was found in the Linux kernel's SLIMpro I2C device driver. The userspace data->block[0] variable was not capped to a number between 0-255 and was used as the size of a memcpy, possibly writing beyond the end of dma_buffer. This flaw could allow a local privileged user to crash the system or potentially achieve code execution. (CVE-2023-2194)

- do_tls_getsockopt in net/tls/tls_main.c in the Linux kernel through 6.2.6 lacks a lock_sock call, leading to a race condition (with a resultant use-after-free or NULL pointer dereference). (CVE-2023-28466)

- The Linux kernel before 6.2.9 has a race condition and resultant use-after-free in drivers/power/supply/da9150-charger.c if a physically proximate attacker unplugs a device.
(CVE-2023-30772)

- A use after free vulnerability was found in prepare_to_relocate in fs/btrfs/relocation.c in btrfs in the Linux Kernel. This possible flaw can be triggered by calling btrfs_ioctl_balance() before calling btrfs_ioctl_defrag(). (CVE-2023-3111)

- A use-after-free flaw was found in r592_remove in drivers/memstick/host/r592.c in media access in the Linux Kernel. This flaw allows a local attacker to crash the system at device disconnect, possibly leading to a kernel information leak. (CVE-2023-3141)

- The Linux kernel before 6.2.9 has a race condition and resultant use-after-free in drivers/net/ethernet/qualcomm/emac/emac.c if a physically proximate attacker unplugs an emac based device.
(CVE-2023-33203)

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 kernel package.

See Also

https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-6284-1

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 179704

File Name: ubuntu_USN-6284-1.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/11/2023

Updated: 1/9/2024

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

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

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-2023-3111

CVSS v3

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:18.04:-:esm, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:20.04:-:lts, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.4.0-1019-iot, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.4.0-1074-gkeop, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.4.0-1091-raspi, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.4.0-1096-kvm, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.4.0-1106-oracle, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.4.0-1107-aws, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.4.0-1110-gcp, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.4.0-156-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.4.0-156-generic-lpae, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.4.0-156-lowlatency

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: 8/11/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/26/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-36691, CVE-2022-0168, CVE-2022-1184, CVE-2022-27672, CVE-2022-4269, CVE-2023-0590, CVE-2023-1611, CVE-2023-1855, CVE-2023-1990, CVE-2023-2124, CVE-2023-2194, CVE-2023-28466, CVE-2023-30772, CVE-2023-3111, CVE-2023-3141, CVE-2023-33203

USN: 6284-1