RHEL 7 : pki-core (RHSA-2017:2335)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 102117


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


An update for pki-core is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

Red Hat Certificate System is an enterprise software system designed to manage enterprise public key infrastructure (PKI) deployments. PKI Core contains fundamental packages required by Red Hat Certificate System, which comprise the Certificate Authority (CA) subsystem.

Security Fix(es) :

* It was found that a mock CMC authentication plugin with a hard-coded secret was accidentally enabled by default in the pki-core package. An attacker could potentially use this flaw to bypass the regular authentication process and trick the CA server into issuing certificates. (CVE-2017-7537)

This issue was discovered by Christina Fu (Red Hat).


Update the affected packages.

See Also



Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 102117

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2017-2335.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/08/02

Modified: 2017/08/15

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:pki-base, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:pki-base-java, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:pki-ca, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:pki-core-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:pki-javadoc, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:pki-kra, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:pki-server, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:pki-symkey, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:pki-tools, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.4

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/08/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-7537

OSVDB: 161789

RHSA: 2017:2335