AlmaLinux 8 : kpatch-patch (ALSA-2024:0876)

high Nessus Plugin ID 190902

Synopsis

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

Description

The remote AlmaLinux 8 host has a package installed that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the ALSA-2024:0876 advisory.

- An issue was discovered in drivers/net/ethernet/intel/igb/igb_main.c in the IGB driver in the Linux kernel before 6.5.3. A buffer size may not be adequate for frames larger than the MTU. (CVE-2023-45871)

- A use-after-free vulnerability in the Linux kernel's net/sched: sch_hfsc (HFSC qdisc traffic control) component can be exploited to achieve local privilege escalation. If a class with a link-sharing curve (i.e. with the HFSC_FSC flag set) has a parent without a link-sharing curve, then init_vf() will call vttree_insert() on the parent, but vttree_remove() will be skipped in update_vf(). This leaves a dangling pointer that can cause a use-after-free. We recommend upgrading past commit b3d26c5702c7d6c45456326e56d2ccf3f103e60f. (CVE-2023-4623)

- A use-after-free vulnerability in the Linux kernel's net/sched: sch_qfq component can be exploited to achieve local privilege escalation. When the plug qdisc is used as a class of the qfq qdisc, sending network packets triggers use-after-free in qfq_dequeue() due to the incorrect .peek handler of sch_plug and lack of error checking in agg_dequeue(). We recommend upgrading past commit 8fc134fee27f2263988ae38920bc03da416b03d8. (CVE-2023-4921)

- An out-of-bounds memory write flaw was found in the Linux kernel's Transport Layer Security functionality in how a user calls a function splice with a ktls socket as the destination. This flaw allows a local user to crash or potentially escalate their privileges on the system. (CVE-2024-0646)

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://errata.almalinux.org/8/ALSA-2024-0876.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 190902

File Name: alma_linux_ALSA-2024-0876.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Published: 2/22/2024

Updated: 2/22/2024

Supported Sensors: 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-2024-0646

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: p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:kernel, cpe:/o:alma:linux:8, cpe:/o:alma:linux:8::appstream, cpe:/o:alma:linux:8::baseos, cpe:/o:alma:linux:8::highavailability, cpe:/o:alma:linux:8::nfv, cpe:/o:alma:linux:8::powertools, cpe:/o:alma:linux:8::realtime, cpe:/o:alma:linux:8::resilientstorage, cpe:/o:alma:linux:8::sap, cpe:/o:alma:linux:8::sap_hana, cpe:/o:alma:linux:8::supplementary

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/20/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/6/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-45871, CVE-2023-4623, CVE-2023-4921, CVE-2024-0646

CWE: 120, 416