Huawei EulerOS: Security Advisory for kernel (EulerOS-SA-2019-1156)

Published: 2020-01-23 11:33:09
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Summary:
The remote host is missing an update for the Huawei EulerOS 'kernel' Linux Distribution Package(s) announced via the EulerOS-SA-2019-1156 advisory.

Detection Method:
Checks if a vulnerable Linux Distribution Package version is present on the target host.

Technical Details:
An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel through 4.19. An information leak in cdrom_ioctl_select_disc in drivers/cdrom/cdrom.c could be used by local attackers to read kernel memory because a cast from unsigned long to int interferes with bounds checking. This is similar to CVE-2018-10940 and CVE-2018-16658.(CVE-2018-18710) A flaw was found in mmap in the Linux kernel allowing the process to map a null page. This allows attackers to abuse this mechanism to turn null pointer dereferences into workable exploits.(CVE-2019-9213) The Linux kernel does not properly initialize memory in messages passed between virtual guests and the host operating system in the vhost/vhost.c:vhost_new_msg() function. This can allow local privileged users to read some kernel memory contents when reading from the /dev/vhost-net device file.(CVE-2018-1118) It was found that the raw midi kernel driver does not protect against concurrent access which leads to a double realloc (double free) in snd_rawmidi_input_params() and snd_rawmidi_output_status() which are part of snd_rawmidi_ioctl() handler in rawmidi.c file. A malicious local attacker could possibly use this for privilege escalation.(CVE-2018-10902) A flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's USB subsystem in the __usb_get_extra_descriptor() function in the drivers/usb/core/usb.c which mishandles a size check during the reading of an extra descriptor data. By using a specially crafted USB device which sends a forged extra descriptor, an unprivileged user with physical access to the system can potentially cause a privilege escalation or trigger a system crash or lock up and thus to cause a denial of service (DoS).(CVE-2018-20169) In the function wmi_set_ie() in the Linux kernel the length validation code does not handle unsigned integer overflow properly. As a result, a large value of the ie_len argument can cause a buffer overflow and thus a memory corruption leading to a system crash or other or unspecified impact. Due to the nature of the flaw, privilege escalation cannot be fully ruled out, although we believe it is unlikely.(CVE-2018-5848) A new software page cache side channel attack scenario was discovered in operating systems that implement the very common 'page cache' caching mechanism. A malicious user/process could use 'in memory' page-cache knowledge to infer access timings to shared memory and gain knowledge which can be used to reduce effectiveness of cryptographic strength by monitoring algorithmic behavior, infer access patterns of memory to determine code paths taken, and exfiltrate data to a blinded attacker through page-granularity acce ... Description truncated. Please see the references for more information.

Affected Versions:
'kernel' Linux Distribution Package(s) on Huawei EulerOS V2.0SP5.

Recommendations:
Please install the updated Linux Distribution Package(s).

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-10902
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-1118
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-16862
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-18710
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-20169
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-5848
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2019-5489
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2019-9213

References:

https://developer.huaweicloud.com/ict/en/site-euleros/euleros/security-advisories/EulerOS-SA-2019-1156

Severity
High
CVSS Score
7.2
Published
2020-01-23
Modified
2020-01-23
Category
Huawei EulerOS Local Security Checks

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