Ubuntu 22.04 LTS : Linux kernel (Low Latency) vulnerabilities (USN-6743-2)

high Nessus Plugin ID 193714


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


The remote Ubuntu 22.04 LTS host has a package installed that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the USN-6743-2 advisory.

- In the Linux kernel, the following vulnerability has been resolved: jfs: fix uaf in jfs_evict_inode When the execution of diMount(ipimap) fails, the object ipimap that has been released may be accessed in diFreeSpecial(). Asynchronous ipimap release occurs when rcu_core() calls jfs_free_node(). Therefore, when diMount(ipimap) fails, sbi->ipimap should not be initialized as ipimap. (CVE-2023-52600)

- In the Linux kernel, the following vulnerability has been resolved: UBSAN: array-index-out-of-bounds in dtSplitRoot Syzkaller reported the following issue: oop0: detected capacity change from 0 to 32768 UBSAN:
array-index-out-of-bounds in fs/jfs/jfs_dtree.c:1971:9 index -2 is out of range for type 'struct dtslot [128]' CPU: 0 PID: 3613 Comm: syz-executor270 Not tainted 6.0.0-syzkaller-09423-g493ffd6605b2 #0 Hardware name: Google Google Compute Engine/Google Compute Engine, BIOS Google 09/22/2022 Call Trace: <TASK>
__dump_stack lib/dump_stack.c:88 [inline] dump_stack_lvl+0x1b1/0x28e lib/dump_stack.c:106 ubsan_epilogue lib/ubsan.c:151 [inline] __ubsan_handle_out_of_bounds+0xdb/0x130 lib/ubsan.c:283 dtSplitRoot+0x8d8/0x1900 fs/jfs/jfs_dtree.c:1971 dtSplitUp fs/jfs/jfs_dtree.c:985 [inline] dtInsert+0x1189/0x6b80 fs/jfs/jfs_dtree.c:863 jfs_mkdir+0x757/0xb00 fs/jfs/namei.c:270 vfs_mkdir+0x3b3/0x590 fs/namei.c:4013 do_mkdirat+0x279/0x550 fs/namei.c:4038 __do_sys_mkdirat fs/namei.c:4053 [inline] __se_sys_mkdirat fs/namei.c:4051 [inline] __x64_sys_mkdirat+0x85/0x90 fs/namei.c:4051 do_syscall_x64 arch/x86/entry/common.c:50 [inline] do_syscall_64+0x3d/0xb0 arch/x86/entry/common.c:80 entry_SYSCALL_64_after_hwframe+0x63/0xcd RIP: 0033:0x7fcdc0113fd9 Code: ff ff c3 66 2e 0f 1f 84 00 00 00 00 00 0f 1f 40 00 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 c0 ff ff ff f7 d8 64 89 01 48 RSP: 002b:00007ffeb8bc67d8 EFLAGS: 00000246 ORIG_RAX: 0000000000000102 RAX: ffffffffffffffda RBX: 0000000000000000 RCX: 00007fcdc0113fd9 RDX:
0000000000000000 RSI: 0000000020000340 RDI: 0000000000000003 RBP: 00007fcdc00d37a0 R08: 0000000000000000 R09: 00007fcdc00d37a0 R10: 00005555559a72c0 R11: 0000000000000246 R12: 00000000f8008000 R13:
0000000000000000 R14: 00083878000000f8 R15: 0000000000000000 </TASK> The issue is caused when the value of fsi becomes less than -1. The check to break the loop when fsi value becomes -1 is present but syzbot was able to produce value less than -1 which cause the error. This patch simply add the change for the values less than 0. The patch is tested via syzbot. (CVE-2023-52603)

- In the Linux kernel, the following vulnerability has been resolved: netfilter: nft_set_rbtree: skip end interval element from gc rbtree lazy gc on insert might collect an end interval element that has been just added in this transactions, skip end interval elements that are not yet active. (CVE-2024-26581)

- In the Linux kernel, the following vulnerability has been resolved: bpf: Reject variable offset alu on PTR_TO_FLOW_KEYS For PTR_TO_FLOW_KEYS, check_flow_keys_access() only uses fixed off for validation.
However, variable offset ptr alu is not prohibited for this ptr kind. So the variable offset is not checked. The following prog is accepted: func#0 @0 0: R1=ctx() R10=fp0 0: (bf) r6 = r1 ; R1=ctx() R6_w=ctx() 1: (79) r7 = *(u64 *)(r6 +144) ; R6_w=ctx() R7_w=flow_keys() 2: (b7) r8 = 1024 ; R8_w=1024 3:
(37) r8 /= 1 ; R8_w=scalar() 4: (57) r8 &= 1024 ; R8_w=scalar(smin=smin32=0, smax=umax=smax32=umax32=1024,var_off=(0x0; 0x400)) 5: (0f) r7 += r8 mark_precise: frame0: last_idx 5 first_idx 0 subseq_idx -1 mark_precise: frame0: regs=r8 stack= before 4: (57) r8 &= 1024 mark_precise:
frame0: regs=r8 stack= before 3: (37) r8 /= 1 mark_precise: frame0: regs=r8 stack= before 2: (b7) r8 = 1024 6: R7_w=flow_keys(smin=smin32=0,smax=umax=smax32=umax32=1024,var_off =(0x0; 0x400)) R8_w=scalar(smin=smin32=0,smax=umax=smax32=umax32=1024, var_off=(0x0; 0x400)) 6: (79) r0 = *(u64 *)(r7 +0) ; R0_w=scalar() 7: (95) exit This prog loads flow_keys to r7, and adds the variable offset r8 to r7, and finally causes out-of-bounds access: BUG: unable to handle page fault for address: ffffc90014c80038 [...] Call Trace: <TASK> bpf_dispatcher_nop_func include/linux/bpf.h:1231 [inline] __bpf_prog_run include/linux/filter.h:651 [inline] bpf_prog_run include/linux/filter.h:658 [inline] bpf_prog_run_pin_on_cpu include/linux/filter.h:675 [inline] bpf_flow_dissect+0x15f/0x350 net/core/flow_dissector.c:991 bpf_prog_test_run_flow_dissector+0x39d/0x620 net/bpf/test_run.c:1359 bpf_prog_test_run kernel/bpf/syscall.c:4107 [inline] __sys_bpf+0xf8f/0x4560 kernel/bpf/syscall.c:5475
__do_sys_bpf kernel/bpf/syscall.c:5561 [inline] __se_sys_bpf kernel/bpf/syscall.c:5559 [inline]
__x64_sys_bpf+0x73/0xb0 kernel/bpf/syscall.c:5559 do_syscall_x64 arch/x86/entry/common.c:52 [inline] do_syscall_64+0x3f/0x110 arch/x86/entry/common.c:83 entry_SYSCALL_64_after_hwframe+0x63/0x6b Fix this by rejecting ptr alu with variable offset on flow_keys. Applying the patch rejects the program with R7 pointer arithmetic on flow_keys prohibited. (CVE-2024-26589)

- In the Linux kernel, the following vulnerability has been resolved: bpf: Fix re-attachment branch in bpf_tracing_prog_attach The following case can cause a crash due to missing attach_btf: 1) load rawtp program 2) load fentry program with rawtp as target_fd 3) create tracing link for fentry program with target_fd = 0 4) repeat 3 In the end we have: - prog->aux->dst_trampoline == NULL - tgt_prog == NULL (because we did not provide target_fd to link_create) - prog->aux->attach_btf == NULL (the program was loaded with attach_prog_fd=X) - the program was loaded for tgt_prog but we have no way to find out which one BUG: kernel NULL pointer dereference, address: 0000000000000058 Call Trace: <TASK> ? __die+0x20/0x70 ? page_fault_oops+0x15b/0x430 ? fixup_exception+0x22/0x330 ? exc_page_fault+0x6f/0x170 ? asm_exc_page_fault+0x22/0x30 ? bpf_tracing_prog_attach+0x279/0x560 ? btf_obj_id+0x5/0x10 bpf_tracing_prog_attach+0x439/0x560 __sys_bpf+0x1cf4/0x2de0 __x64_sys_bpf+0x1c/0x30 do_syscall_64+0x41/0xf0 entry_SYSCALL_64_after_hwframe+0x6e/0x76 Return -EINVAL in this situation.

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


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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 193714

File Name: ubuntu_USN-6743-2.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/23/2024

Updated: 4/23/2024

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2024-26589


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:22.04:-:lts, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-6.5.0-28-lowlatency-64k, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-6.5.0-28-lowlatency

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/22/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/15/2024

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-52600, CVE-2023-52603, CVE-2024-26581, CVE-2024-26589, CVE-2024-26591

USN: 6743-2