Ubuntu 22.04 LTS / 23.10 : Linux kernel vulnerabilities (USN-6707-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 192320


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


The remote Ubuntu 22.04 LTS / 23.10 host has a package installed that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the USN-6707-1 advisory.

- A use-after-free vulnerability in the Linux kernel's netfilter: nf_tables component can be exploited to achieve local privilege escalation. The nft_setelem_catchall_deactivate() function checks whether the catch-all set element is active in the current generation instead of the next generation before freeing it, but only flags it inactive in the next generation, making it possible to free the element multiple times, leading to a double free vulnerability. We recommend upgrading past commit b1db244ffd041a49ecc9618e8feb6b5c1afcdaa7. (CVE-2024-1085)

- 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)

- In the Linux kernel, the following vulnerability has been resolved: net: qualcomm: rmnet: fix global oob in rmnet_policy The variable rmnet_link_ops assign a *bigger* maxtype which leads to a global out-of- bounds read when parsing the netlink attributes. See bug trace below:
================================================================== BUG: KASAN: global-out-of-bounds in validate_nla lib/nlattr.c:386 [inline] BUG: KASAN: global-out-of-bounds in
__nla_validate_parse+0x24af/0x2750 lib/nlattr.c:600 Read of size 1 at addr ffffffff92c438d0 by task syz- executor.6/84207 CPU: 0 PID: 84207 Comm: syz-executor.6 Tainted: G N 6.1.0 #3 Hardware name: QEMU Standard PC (i440FX + PIIX, 1996), BIOS 1.13.0-1ubuntu1.1 04/01/2014 Call Trace: <TASK> __dump_stack lib/dump_stack.c:88 [inline] dump_stack_lvl+0x8b/0xb3 lib/dump_stack.c:106 print_address_description mm/kasan/report.c:284 [inline] print_report+0x172/0x475 mm/kasan/report.c:395 kasan_report+0xbb/0x1c0 mm/kasan/report.c:495 validate_nla lib/nlattr.c:386 [inline] __nla_validate_parse+0x24af/0x2750 lib/nlattr.c:600 __nla_parse+0x3e/0x50 lib/nlattr.c:697 nla_parse_nested_deprecated include/net/netlink.h:1248 [inline] __rtnl_newlink+0x50a/0x1880 net/core/rtnetlink.c:3485 rtnl_newlink+0x64/0xa0 net/core/rtnetlink.c:3594 rtnetlink_rcv_msg+0x43c/0xd70 net/core/rtnetlink.c:6091 netlink_rcv_skb+0x14f/0x410 net/netlink/af_netlink.c:2540 netlink_unicast_kernel net/netlink/af_netlink.c:1319 [inline] netlink_unicast+0x54e/0x800 net/netlink/af_netlink.c:1345 netlink_sendmsg+0x930/0xe50 net/netlink/af_netlink.c:1921 sock_sendmsg_nosec net/socket.c:714 [inline] sock_sendmsg+0x154/0x190 net/socket.c:734 ____sys_sendmsg+0x6df/0x840 net/socket.c:2482
___sys_sendmsg+0x110/0x1b0 net/socket.c:2536 __sys_sendmsg+0xf3/0x1c0 net/socket.c:2565 do_syscall_x64 arch/x86/entry/common.c:50 [inline] do_syscall_64+0x3b/0x90 arch/x86/entry/common.c:80 entry_SYSCALL_64_after_hwframe+0x63/0xcd RIP: 0033:0x7fdcf2072359 Code: 28 00 00 00 75 05 48 83 c4 28 c3 e8 f1 19 00 00 90 48 89 f8 48 89 f7 48 89 d6 48 89 ca 4d 89 c2 4d 89 c8 4c 8b 4c 24 08 0f 05 <48> 3d 01 f0 ff ff 73 01 c3 48 c7 c1 b8 ff ff ff f7 d8 64 89 01 48 RSP: 002b:00007fdcf13e3168 EFLAGS: 00000246 ORIG_RAX: 000000000000002e RAX: ffffffffffffffda RBX: 00007fdcf219ff80 RCX: 00007fdcf2072359 RDX:
0000000000000000 RSI: 0000000020000200 RDI: 0000000000000003 RBP: 00007fdcf20bd493 R08: 0000000000000000 R09: 0000000000000000 R10: 0000000000000000 R11: 0000000000000246 R12: 0000000000000000 R13:
00007fffbb8d7bdf R14: 00007fdcf13e3300 R15: 0000000000022000 </TASK> The buggy address belongs to the variable: rmnet_policy+0x30/0xe0 The buggy address belongs to the physical page: page:0000000065bdeb3c refcount:1 mapcount:0 mapping:0000000000000000 index:0x0 pfn:0x155243 flags:
0x200000000001000(reserved|node=0|zone=2) raw: 0200000000001000 ffffea00055490c8 ffffea00055490c8 0000000000000000 raw: 0000000000000000 0000000000000000 00000001ffffffff 0000000000000000 page dumped because: kasan: bad access detected Memory state around the buggy address: ffffffff92c43780: f9 f9 f9 f9 00 00 00 02 f9 f9 f9 f9 00 00 00 07 ffffffff92c43800: f9 f9 f9 f9 00 00 00 05 f9 f9 f9 f9 06 f9 f9 f9 >ffffffff92c43880: f9 f9 f9 f9 00 00 00 00 00 00 f9 f9 f9 f9 f9 f9 ^ ffffffff92c43900: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 07 f9 f9 f9 f9 f9 f9 f9 ffffffff92c43980: 00 00 00 07 f9 f9 f9 f9 00 00 00 05 f9 f9 f9 f9 According to the comment of `nla_parse_nested_deprecated`, the maxtype should be len(destination array) - 1. Hence use `IFLA_RMNET_MAX` here. (CVE-2024-26597)

- In the Linux kernel, the following vulnerability has been resolved: pwm: Fix out-of-bounds access in of_pwm_single_xlate() With args->args_count == 2 args->args[2] is not defined. Actually the flags are contained in args->args[1]. (CVE-2024-26599)

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


Update the affected kernel package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 192320

File Name: ubuntu_USN-6707-1.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/20/2024

Updated: 4/18/2024

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.6


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-2024-26599


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: cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:22.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:23.10, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-6.5.0-1010-starfive, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-6.5.0-1013-raspi, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-6.5.0-1016-gcp, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-6.5.0-1017-azure, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-6.5.0-1017-azure-fde, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-6.5.0-1018-oem, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-6.5.0-1019-oracle, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-6.5.0-1019-oracle-64k, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-6.5.0-26-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-6.5.0-26-generic-64k, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-6.5.0-26-lowlatency, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-6.5.0-26-lowlatency-64k

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: 3/20/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/31/2024

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2024-1085, CVE-2024-1086, CVE-2024-26597, CVE-2024-26599

USN: 6707-1