Ubuntu 20.04 LTS / 22.04 LTS / 23.10 : EDK II vulnerabilities (USN-6638-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 190562

Synopsis

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

Description

The remote Ubuntu 20.04 LTS / 22.04 LTS / 23.10 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the USN-6638-1 advisory.

- EDK2 is susceptible to a vulnerability in the Tcg2MeasureGptTable() function, allowing a user to trigger a heap buffer overflow via a local network. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in a compromise of confidentiality, integrity, and/or availability. (CVE-2022-36763)

- EDK2 is susceptible to a vulnerability in the Tcg2MeasurePeImage() function, allowing a user to trigger a heap buffer overflow via a local network. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in a compromise of confidentiality, integrity, and/or availability. (CVE-2022-36764)

- EDK2 is susceptible to a vulnerability in the CreateHob() function, allowing a user to trigger a integer overflow to buffer overflow via a local network. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in a compromise of confidentiality, integrity, and/or availability. (CVE-2022-36765)

- EDK2's Network Package is susceptible to a buffer overflow vulnerability via a long server ID option in DHCPv6 client. This vulnerability can be exploited by an attacker to gain unauthorized access and potentially lead to a loss of Confidentiality, Integrity and/or Availability. (CVE-2023-45230)

- EDK2's Network Package is susceptible to an out-of-bounds read vulnerability when processing Neighbor Discovery Redirect message. This vulnerability can be exploited by an attacker to gain unauthorized access and potentially lead to a loss of Confidentiality. (CVE-2023-45231)

- EDK2's Network Package is susceptible to an infinite loop vulnerability when parsing unknown options in the Destination Options header of IPv6. This vulnerability can be exploited by an attacker to gain unauthorized access and potentially lead to a loss of Availability. (CVE-2023-45232)

- EDK2's Network Package is susceptible to an infinite lop vulnerability when parsing a PadN option in the Destination Options header of IPv6. This vulnerability can be exploited by an attacker to gain unauthorized access and potentially lead to a loss of Availability. (CVE-2023-45233)

- EDK2's Network Package is susceptible to a buffer overflow vulnerability when processing DNS Servers option from a DHCPv6 Advertise message. This vulnerability can be exploited by an attacker to gain unauthorized access and potentially lead to a loss of Confidentiality, Integrity and/or Availability.
(CVE-2023-45234)

- EDK2's Network Package is susceptible to a buffer overflow vulnerability when handling Server ID option from a DHCPv6 proxy Advertise message. This vulnerability can be exploited by an attacker to gain unauthorized access and potentially lead to a loss of Confidentiality, Integrity and/or Availability.
(CVE-2023-45235)

- An insecure default to allow UEFI Shell in EDK2 was left enabled in Ubuntu's EDK2. This allows an OS- resident attacker to bypass Secure Boot. (CVE-2023-48733)

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 packages.

See Also

https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-6638-1

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 190562

File Name: ubuntu_USN-6638-1.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/15/2024

Updated: 2/15/2024

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: High

Base Score: 8.3

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-45235

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.9

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:A/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:20.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:22.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:23.10, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:efi-shell-aa64, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:efi-shell-arm, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:efi-shell-ia32, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:efi-shell-x64, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:ovmf, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:ovmf-ia32, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:qemu-efi, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:qemu-efi-aarch64, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:qemu-efi-arm

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: 2/15/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/9/2024

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-36763, CVE-2022-36764, CVE-2022-36765, CVE-2023-45230, CVE-2023-45231, CVE-2023-45232, CVE-2023-45233, CVE-2023-45234, CVE-2023-45235, CVE-2023-48733

USN: 6638-1