Ubuntu 22.04 LTS / 23.04 : Linux kernel vulnerabilities (USN-6534-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 186608

Synopsis

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

Description

The remote Ubuntu 22.04 LTS / 23.04 host has a package installed that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the USN-6534-1 advisory.

- An issue was discovered in the USB subsystem in the Linux kernel through 6.4.2. There is an out-of-bounds and crash in read_descriptors in drivers/usb/core/sysfs.c. (CVE-2023-37453)

- 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 flaw was found in the Netfilter subsystem in the Linux kernel. The nfnl_osf_add_callback function did not validate the user mode controlled opt_num field. This flaw allows a local privileged (CAP_NET_ADMIN) attacker to trigger an out-of-bounds read, leading to a crash or information disclosure. (CVE-2023-39189)

- A flaw was found in the Netfilter subsystem in the Linux kernel. The xt_u32 module did not validate the fields in the xt_u32 structure. This flaw allows a local privileged attacker to trigger an out-of-bounds read by setting the size fields with a value beyond the array boundaries, leading to a crash or information disclosure. (CVE-2023-39192)

- A flaw was found in the Netfilter subsystem in the Linux kernel. The sctp_mt_check did not validate the flag_count field. This flaw allows a local privileged (CAP_NET_ADMIN) attacker to trigger an out-of-bounds read, leading to a crash or information disclosure. (CVE-2023-39193)

- A flaw was found in the XFRM subsystem in the Linux kernel. The specific flaw exists within the processing of state filters, which can result in a read past the end of an allocated buffer. This flaw allows a local privileged (CAP_NET_ADMIN) attacker to trigger an out-of-bounds read, potentially leading to an information disclosure. (CVE-2023-39194)

- A race condition was found in the QXL driver in the Linux kernel. The qxl_mode_dumb_create() function dereferences the qobj returned by the qxl_gem_object_create_with_handle(), but the handle is the only one holding a reference to it. This flaw allows an attacker to guess the returned handle value and trigger a use-after-free issue, potentially leading to a denial of service or privilege escalation. (CVE-2023-39198)

- A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the Linux kernel ipv4 stack. The socket buffer (skb) was assumed to be associated with a device before calling __ip_options_compile, which is not always the case if the skb is re-routed by ipvs. This issue may allow a local user with CAP_NET_ADMIN privileges to crash the system. (CVE-2023-42754)

- A flaw was found in vringh_kiov_advance in drivers/vhost/vringh.c in the host side of a virtio ring in the Linux Kernel. This issue may result in a denial of service from guest to host via zero length descriptor.
(CVE-2023-5158)

- A use-after-free vulnerability was found in drivers/nvme/target/tcp.c` in `nvmet_tcp_free_crypto` due to a logical bug in the NVMe-oF/TCP subsystem in the Linux kernel. This issue may allow a malicious local privileged user to cause a use-after-free and double-free problem, which may permit remote code execution or lead to local privilege escalation problem. (CVE-2023-5178)

- A heap out-of-bounds write vulnerability in the Linux kernel's Linux Kernel Performance Events (perf) component can be exploited to achieve local privilege escalation. If perf_read_group() is called while an event's sibling_list is smaller than its child's sibling_list, it can increment or write to memory locations outside of the allocated buffer. We recommend upgrading past commit 32671e3799ca2e4590773fd0e63aaa4229e50c06. (CVE-2023-5717)

- A use-after-free flaw was found in lan78xx_disconnect in drivers/net/usb/lan78xx.c in the network sub- component, net/usb/lan78xx in the Linux Kernel. This flaw allows a local attacker to crash the system when the LAN78XX USB device detaches. (CVE-2023-6039)

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-6534-1

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 186608

File Name: ubuntu_USN-6534-1.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/5/2023

Updated: 1/17/2024

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: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-5178

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/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, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:23.04, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-6.2.0-1010-starfive, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-6.2.0-1017-aws, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-6.2.0-1017-oracle, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-6.2.0-1018-azure-fde, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-6.2.0-1018-raspi, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-6.2.0-39-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-6.2.0-39-generic-64k, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-6.2.0-39-generic-lpae

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: 12/5/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/6/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-37453, CVE-2023-3773, CVE-2023-39189, CVE-2023-39192, CVE-2023-39193, CVE-2023-39194, CVE-2023-39198, CVE-2023-42754, CVE-2023-5158, CVE-2023-5178, CVE-2023-5717, CVE-2023-6039

USN: 6534-1