Ubuntu 20.04 LTS / 22.04 LTS : Linux kernel (AWS) vulnerabilities (USN-6766-3)

high Nessus Plugin ID 197517



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


The remote Ubuntu 20.04 LTS / 22.04 LTS host has a package installed that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the USN-6766-3 advisory.

It was discovered that the Open vSwitch implementation in the Linux kernel could overflow its stack during recursive action operations under certain conditions. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2024-1151)

Sander Wiebing, Alvise de Faveri Tron, Herbert Bos, and Cristiano Giuffrida discovered that the Linux kernel mitigations for the initial Branch History Injection vulnerability (CVE-2022-0001) were insufficient for Intel processors. A local attacker could potentially use this to expose sensitive information. (CVE-2024-2201)

Chenyuan Yang discovered that the RDS Protocol implementation in the Linux kernel contained an out-of- bounds read vulnerability. An attacker could use this to possibly cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2024-23849)

Several security issues were discovered in the Linux kernel. An attacker could possibly use these to compromise the system. This update corrects flaws in the following subsystems:

- PowerPC architecture;

- S390 architecture;

- Core kernel;

- Block layer subsystem;

- Android drivers;

- Power management core;

- Bus devices;

- Hardware random number generator core;

- Cryptographic API;

- Device frequency;

- DMA engine subsystem;

- ARM SCMI message protocol;

- GPU drivers;

- HID subsystem;

- Hardware monitoring drivers;

- I2C subsystem;

- IIO ADC drivers;

- IIO subsystem;

- IIO Magnetometer sensors drivers;

- InfiniBand drivers;

- Media drivers;

- Network drivers;

- PCI driver for MicroSemi Switchtec;

- PHY drivers;

- SCSI drivers;

- DesignWare USB3 driver;

- BTRFS file system;

- Ceph distributed file system;

- Ext4 file system;

- F2FS file system;

- JFS file system;

- NILFS2 file system;

- NTFS3 file system;

- Pstore file system;

- SMB network file system;

- Memory management;

- CAN network layer;

- Networking core;

- HSR network protocol;

- IPv4 networking;

- IPv6 networking;

- Logical Link layer;

- Multipath TCP;

- Netfilter;

- NFC subsystem;

- SMC sockets;

- Sun RPC protocol;

- TIPC protocol;

- Unix domain sockets;

- Realtek audio codecs; (CVE-2023-52594, CVE-2023-52601, CVE-2024-26826, CVE-2023-52622, CVE-2024-26665, CVE-2023-52493, CVE-2023-52633, CVE-2024-26684, CVE-2024-26663, CVE-2023-52618, CVE-2023-52588, CVE-2023-52637, CVE-2024-26825, CVE-2023-52606, CVE-2024-26594, CVE-2024-26625, CVE-2024-26720, CVE-2024-26614, CVE-2023-52627, CVE-2023-52602, CVE-2024-26673, CVE-2024-26685, CVE-2023-52638, CVE-2023-52498, CVE-2023-52619, CVE-2024-26910, CVE-2024-26689, CVE-2023-52583, CVE-2024-26676, CVE-2024-26671, CVE-2024-26704, CVE-2024-26608, CVE-2024-26610, CVE-2024-26592, CVE-2023-52599, CVE-2023-52595, CVE-2024-26660, CVE-2023-52617, CVE-2024-26645, CVE-2023-52486, CVE-2023-52631, CVE-2023-52607, CVE-2023-52608, CVE-2024-26722, CVE-2024-26615, CVE-2023-52615, CVE-2024-26636, CVE-2023-52642, CVE-2023-52587, CVE-2024-26712, CVE-2024-26675, CVE-2023-52614, CVE-2024-26606, CVE-2024-26916, CVE-2024-26600, CVE-2024-26679, CVE-2024-26829, CVE-2024-26641, CVE-2023-52623, CVE-2024-26627, CVE-2024-26696, CVE-2024-26640, CVE-2024-26635, CVE-2023-52491, CVE-2024-26664, CVE-2024-26602, CVE-2023-52604, CVE-2024-26717, CVE-2023-52643, CVE-2024-26593, CVE-2023-52598, CVE-2024-26668, CVE-2023-52435, CVE-2023-52597, CVE-2024-26715, CVE-2024-26707, CVE-2023-52635, CVE-2024-26695, CVE-2024-26698, CVE-2023-52494, CVE-2024-26920, CVE-2024-26808, CVE-2023-52616, CVE-2023-52492, CVE-2024-26702, CVE-2024-26644, CVE-2023-52489, CVE-2024-26697)

Tenable has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory.

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.

See Also


Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 197517

File Name: ubuntu_USN-6766-3.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/20/2024

Updated: 5/23/2024

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


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-2024-26592


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: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-5.15.0-1061-aws, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:20.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:22.04:-:lts

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/20/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/23/2024

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-52435, CVE-2023-52486, CVE-2023-52489, CVE-2023-52491, CVE-2023-52492, CVE-2023-52493, CVE-2023-52494, CVE-2023-52498, CVE-2023-52583, CVE-2023-52587, CVE-2023-52588, CVE-2023-52594, CVE-2023-52595, CVE-2023-52597, CVE-2023-52598, CVE-2023-52599, CVE-2023-52601, CVE-2023-52602, CVE-2023-52604, CVE-2023-52606, CVE-2023-52607, CVE-2023-52608, CVE-2023-52614, CVE-2023-52615, CVE-2023-52616, CVE-2023-52617, CVE-2023-52618, CVE-2023-52619, CVE-2023-52622, CVE-2023-52623, CVE-2023-52627, CVE-2023-52631, CVE-2023-52633, CVE-2023-52635, CVE-2023-52637, CVE-2023-52638, CVE-2023-52642, CVE-2023-52643, CVE-2024-1151, CVE-2024-2201, CVE-2024-23849, CVE-2024-26592, CVE-2024-26593, CVE-2024-26594, CVE-2024-26600, CVE-2024-26602, CVE-2024-26606, CVE-2024-26608, CVE-2024-26610, CVE-2024-26614, CVE-2024-26615, CVE-2024-26625, CVE-2024-26627, CVE-2024-26635, CVE-2024-26636, CVE-2024-26640, CVE-2024-26641, CVE-2024-26644, CVE-2024-26645, CVE-2024-26660, CVE-2024-26663, CVE-2024-26664, CVE-2024-26665, CVE-2024-26668, CVE-2024-26671, CVE-2024-26673, CVE-2024-26675, CVE-2024-26676, CVE-2024-26679, CVE-2024-26684, CVE-2024-26685, CVE-2024-26689, CVE-2024-26695, CVE-2024-26696, CVE-2024-26697, CVE-2024-26698, CVE-2024-26702, CVE-2024-26704, CVE-2024-26707, CVE-2024-26712, CVE-2024-26715, CVE-2024-26717, CVE-2024-26720, CVE-2024-26722, CVE-2024-26808, CVE-2024-26825, CVE-2024-26826, CVE-2024-26829, CVE-2024-26910, CVE-2024-26916, CVE-2024-26920

USN: 6766-3