F5 Networks BIG-IP : Linux kernel vulnerability (K08440897)

High Nessus Plugin ID 93255

Synopsis

The remote device is missing a vendor-supplied security patch.

Description

The (1) pipe_read and (2) pipe_write implementations in fs/pipe.c in a certain Linux kernel backport in the linux package before 3.2.73-2+deb7u3 on Debian wheezy and the kernel package before 3.10.0-229.26.2 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.1 do not properly consider the side effects of failed __copy_to_user_inatomic and
__copy_from_user_inatomic calls, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly gain privileges via a crafted application, aka an 'I/O vector array overrun.' NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incorrect fix for CVE-2015-1805.
(CVE-2016-0774)

Impact

A local unprivileged user may be able to leak kernel memory to user space or cause a denial of service (DoS).

Solution

Upgrade to one of the non-vulnerable versions listed in the F5 Solution K08440897.

See Also

https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K08440897

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 93255

File Name: f5_bigip_SOL08440897.nasl

Version: 2.14

Type: local

Published: 2016/09/02

Updated: 2020/03/09

Dependencies: 76940

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:H/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_access_policy_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_advanced_firewall_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_application_acceleration_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_application_security_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_application_visibility_and_reporting, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_global_traffic_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_link_controller, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_local_traffic_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_policy_enforcement_manager, cpe:/h:f5:big-ip

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/BIG-IP/hotfix, Host/BIG-IP/modules, Host/BIG-IP/version

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/07/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/08/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-1805, CVE-2016-0774

BID: 74951