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F5 BIG-IP - GRUB2 vulnerability CVE-2015-8370

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

F5 Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

6.9

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

6 years ago

Modified

Modified

1 year ago

Summary

The remote host is missing a security patch.

Insight

Insight

Multiple integer underflows in Grub2 1.98 through 2.02 allow physically proximate attackers to bypass authentication, obtain sensitive information, or cause a denial of service (disk corruption) via backspace characters in the (1) grub_username_get function in grub-core/normal/auth.c or the (2) grub_password_get function in lib/crypto.c, which trigger an 'Off-by-two' or 'Out of bounds overwrite' memory error.

Detection Method

Detection Method

Checks if a vulnerable version is present on the target host.

Solution

Solution

See the referenced vendor advisory for a solution.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)

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1. Download Multipass

sudo snap install multipass

2. Launch a multipass instance

multipass launch -c 2 -m 6G -d 20G -n mageni 20.04 && multipass shell mageni

3. Install Mageni

curl -sL https://www.mageni.net/installation | sudo bash

1. If you don’t have it already, install Brew. Then, to install Multipass simply execute:

brew install --cask multipass

2. Launch a multipass instance

multipass launch -c 2 -m 6G -d 20G -n mageni 20.04 && multipass shell mageni

2. Install Mageni

curl -sL https://www.mageni.net/installation | sudo bash

1. Download the installer for Windows

Note: You need Windows 10 Pro/Enterprise/Education v 1803 or later, or any Windows 10 with VirtualBox

2. Ensure your network is private

Make sure your local network is designated as private, otherwise Windows prevents Multipass from starting.

3. Run the installer

You need to allow the installer to gain Administrator privileges.

4. Launch a multipass instance

multipass launch -c 2 -m 6G -d 20G -n mageni 20.04

5. Log into the multipass instance

multipass shell mageni

6. Install Mageni

curl -sL https://www.mageni.net/installation | sudo bash