Ubuntu 18.04 LTS / 20.04 LTS : Linux kernel vulnerabilities (USN-6702-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 192292

Synopsis

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

Description

The remote Ubuntu 18.04 LTS / 20.04 LTS host has a package installed that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the USN-6702-1 advisory.

- In the Linux kernel before 5.17, drivers/phy/tegra/xusb.c mishandles the tegra_xusb_find_port_node return value. Callers expect NULL in the error case, but an error pointer is used. (CVE-2023-23000)

- In the Linux kernel before 5.19, drivers/gpu/drm/arm/malidp_planes.c misinterprets the get_sg_table return value (expects it to be NULL in the error case, whereas it is actually an error pointer). (CVE-2023-23004)

- A use-after-free vulnerability in the Linux kernel's netfilter: nf_tables component can be exploited to achieve local privilege escalation. The nft_verdict_init() function allows positive values as drop error within the hook verdict, and hence the nf_hook_slow() function can cause a double free vulnerability when NF_DROP is issued with a drop error which resembles NF_ACCEPT. We recommend upgrading past commit f342de4e2f33e0e39165d8639387aa6c19dff660. (CVE-2024-1086)

- A race condition was found in the Linux kernel's scsi device driver in lpfc_unregister_fcf_rescan() function. This can result in a null pointer dereference issue, possibly leading to a kernel panic or denial of service issue. (CVE-2024-24855)

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-6702-1

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 192292

File Name: ubuntu_USN-6702-1.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/20/2024

Updated: 4/5/2024

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

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2024-1086

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7.5

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:H/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.4.0-1081-bluefield, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.4.0-1125-gcp, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.4.0-1109-kvm, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.4.0-1033-iot, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.4.0-1088-gkeop, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.4.0-174-lowlatency, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.4.0-1068-ibm, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.4.0-1120-oracle, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.4.0-174-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.4.0-174-generic-lpae, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:20.04:-:lts

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Debian/dpkg-l, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/19/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/1/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-23000, CVE-2023-23004, CVE-2024-1086, CVE-2024-24855

USN: 6702-1