Amazon Linux 2023 : bpftool, kernel, kernel-devel (ALAS2023-2023-330)

high Nessus Plugin ID 181159

Synopsis

The remote Amazon Linux 2023 host is missing a security update.

Description

It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the ALAS2023-2023-330 advisory.

- A division-by-zero error on some AMD processors can potentially return speculative data resulting in loss of confidentiality. (CVE-2023-20588)

- A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's IP framework for transforming packets (XFRM subsystem). This issue may allow a malicious user with CAP_NET_ADMIN privileges to directly dereference a NULL pointer in xfrm_update_ae_params(), leading to a possible kernel crash and denial of service. (CVE-2023-3772)

- A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's IP framework for transforming packets (XFRM subsystem). This issue may allow a malicious user with CAP_NET_ADMIN privileges to cause a 4 byte out-of-bounds read of XFRMA_MTIMER_THRESH when parsing netlink attributes, leading to potential leakage of sensitive heap data to userspace. (CVE-2023-3773)

- A use-after-free flaw was found in the Linux kernel's netfilter in the way a user triggers the nft_pipapo_remove function with the element, without a NFT_SET_EXT_KEY_END. This issue could allow a local user to crash the system or potentially escalate their privileges on the system. (CVE-2023-4004)

- A use-after-free flaw was found in net/sched/cls_fw.c in classifiers (cls_fw, cls_u32, and cls_route) in the Linux Kernel. This flaw allows a local attacker to perform a local privilege escalation due to incorrect handling of the existing filter, leading to a kernel information leak issue. (CVE-2023-4128)

- A use-after-free flaw was found in the Linux kernel's Netfilter functionality when adding a rule with NFTA_RULE_CHAIN_ID. This flaw allows a local user to crash or escalate their privileges on the system.
(CVE-2023-4147)

- A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's TUN/TAP functionality. This issue could allow a local user to bypass network filters and gain unauthorized access to some resources. The original patches fixing CVE-2023-1076 are incorrect or incomplete. The problem is that the following upstream commits - a096ccca6e50 (tun: tun_chr_open(): correctly initialize socket uid), - 66b2c338adce (tap: tap_open():
correctly initialize socket uid), pass inode->i_uid to sock_init_data_uid() as the last parameter and that turns out to not be accurate. (CVE-2023-4194)

- A flaw was found in the exFAT driver of the Linux kernel. The vulnerability exists in the implementation of the file name reconstruction function, which is responsible for reading file name entries from a directory index and merging file name parts belonging to one file into a single long file name. Since the file name characters are copied into a stack variable, a local privileged attacker could use this flaw to overflow the kernel stack. (CVE-2023-4273)

- A division-by-zero error on some AMD processors can potentially return speculative data resulting in loss of confidentiality. (CVE-2023-20588) (CVE-2023-34319)

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

Solution

Run 'dnf update kernel --releasever 2023.1.20230906' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/AL2023/ALAS-2023-330.html

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/faqs.html

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/cve/html/CVE-2023-3772.html

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/cve/html/CVE-2023-3773.html

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/cve/html/CVE-2023-3777.html

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/cve/html/CVE-2023-39194.html

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/cve/html/CVE-2023-4004.html

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/cve/html/CVE-2023-4015.html

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/cve/html/CVE-2023-4128.html

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/cve/html/CVE-2023-4147.html

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/cve/html/CVE-2023-4194.html

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/cve/html/CVE-2023-4206.html

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/cve/html/CVE-2023-4207.html

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/cve/html/CVE-2023-4208.html

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/cve/html/CVE-2023-4273.html

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/cve/html/CVE-2023-4569.html

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/cve/html/CVE-2023-4622.html

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/cve/html/CVE-2023-20588.html

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/cve/html/CVE-2023-34319.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 181159

File Name: al2023_ALAS2023-2023-330.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/8/2023

Updated: 12/25/2023

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

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.1

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-20588

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-4208

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:bpftool, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:bpftool-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-debuginfo-common-aarch64, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-debuginfo-common-x86_64, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-headers, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-libbpf, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-libbpf-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-libbpf-static, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-livepatch-6.1.49-69.116, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-tools, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-tools-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-tools-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:perf, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:perf-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python3-perf, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python3-perf-debuginfo, cpe:/o:amazon:linux:2023

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/31/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/25/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-20588, CVE-2023-34319, CVE-2023-3772, CVE-2023-3773, CVE-2023-3777, CVE-2023-39194, CVE-2023-4004, CVE-2023-4015, CVE-2023-4128, CVE-2023-4147, CVE-2023-4194, CVE-2023-4206, CVE-2023-4207, CVE-2023-4208, CVE-2023-4273, CVE-2023-4569, CVE-2023-4622