Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : Linux kernel (Vivid HWE) vulnerabilities (USN-2932-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 89937

Synopsis

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

Description

The remote Ubuntu 14.04 LTS host has a package installed that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the USN-2932-1 advisory.

- The Linux kernel before 4.4.1 allows local users to bypass file-descriptor limits and cause a denial of service (memory consumption) by sending each descriptor over a UNIX socket before closing it, related to net/unix/af_unix.c and net/unix/garbage.c. (CVE-2013-4312)

- The clie_5_attach function in drivers/usb/serial/visor.c in the Linux kernel through 4.4.1 allows physically proximate attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact by inserting a USB device that lacks a bulk-out endpoint.
(CVE-2015-7566)

- The usbvision driver in the Linux kernel package 3.10.0-123.20.1.el7 through 3.10.0-229.14.1.el7 in Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.1 allows physically proximate attackers to cause a denial of service (panic) via a nonzero bInterfaceNumber value in a USB device descriptor. (CVE-2015-7833)

- net/sctp/sm_sideeffect.c in the Linux kernel before 4.3 does not properly manage the relationship between a lock and a socket, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (deadlock) via a crafted sctp_accept call. (CVE-2015-8767)

- Race condition in the tty_ioctl function in drivers/tty/tty_io.c in the Linux kernel through 4.4.1 allows local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory or cause a denial of service (use-after- free and system crash) by making a TIOCGETD ioctl call during processing of a TIOCSETD ioctl call.
(CVE-2016-0723)

- Race condition in arch/x86/mm/tlb.c in the Linux kernel before 4.4.1 allows local users to gain privileges by triggering access to a paging structure by a different CPU. (CVE-2016-2069)

- Double free vulnerability in the snd_usbmidi_create function in sound/usb/midi.c in the Linux kernel before 4.5 allows physically proximate attackers to cause a denial of service (panic) or possibly have unspecified other impact via vectors involving an invalid USB descriptor. (CVE-2016-2384)

- The snd_seq_ioctl_remove_events function in sound/core/seq/seq_clientmgr.c in the Linux kernel before 4.4.1 does not verify FIFO assignment before proceeding with FIFO clearing, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and OOPS) via a crafted ioctl call. (CVE-2016-2543)

- Race condition in the queue_delete function in sound/core/seq/seq_queue.c in the Linux kernel before 4.4.1 allows local users to cause a denial of service (use-after-free and system crash) by making an ioctl call at a certain time. (CVE-2016-2544)

- The snd_timer_interrupt function in sound/core/timer.c in the Linux kernel before 4.4.1 does not properly maintain a certain linked list, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (race condition and system crash) via a crafted ioctl call. (CVE-2016-2545)

- sound/core/timer.c in the Linux kernel before 4.4.1 uses an incorrect type of mutex, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (race condition, use-after-free, and system crash) via a crafted ioctl call. (CVE-2016-2546)

- sound/core/timer.c in the Linux kernel before 4.4.1 employs a locking approach that does not consider slave timer instances, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (race condition, use-after- free, and system crash) via a crafted ioctl call. (CVE-2016-2547)

- sound/core/timer.c in the Linux kernel before 4.4.1 retains certain linked lists after a close or stop action, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (system crash) via a crafted ioctl call, related to the (1) snd_timer_close and (2) _snd_timer_stop functions. (CVE-2016-2548)

- sound/core/hrtimer.c in the Linux kernel before 4.4.1 does not prevent recursive callback access, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (deadlock) via a crafted ioctl call. (CVE-2016-2549)

- The treo_attach function in drivers/usb/serial/visor.c in the Linux kernel before 4.5 allows physically proximate attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact by inserting a USB device that lacks a (1) bulk-in or (2) interrupt-in endpoint. (CVE-2016-2782)

- The netfilter subsystem in the Linux kernel through 4.5.2 does not validate certain offset fields, which allows local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (heap memory corruption) via an IPT_SO_SET_REPLACE setsockopt call. (CVE-2016-3134)

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-2932-1

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 89937

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2932-1.nasl

Version: 2.22

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/15/2016

Updated: 1/9/2024

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

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.1

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-3134

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.4

Temporal Score: 8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/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-3.19.0-56-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.19.0-56-generic-lpae, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.19.0-56-lowlatency, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.19.0-56-powerpc-e500mc, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.19.0-56-powerpc-smp, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.19.0-56-powerpc64-emb, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.19.0-56-powerpc64-smp, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04:-: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: 3/14/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/19/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-4312, CVE-2015-7566, CVE-2015-7833, CVE-2015-8767, CVE-2016-0723, CVE-2016-2069, CVE-2016-2384, CVE-2016-2543, CVE-2016-2544, CVE-2016-2545, CVE-2016-2546, CVE-2016-2547, CVE-2016-2548, CVE-2016-2549, CVE-2016-2782, CVE-2016-3134

USN: 2932-1