Oracle Linux 7 : bash (ELSA-2017-1931)

High Nessus Plugin ID 102289


The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2017:1931 :

An update for bash 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.

The bash packages provide Bash (Bourne-again shell), which is the default shell for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Security Fix(es) :

* An arbitrary command injection flaw was found in the way bash processed the hostname value. A malicious DHCP server could use this flaw to execute arbitrary commands on the DHCP client machines running bash under specific circumstances. (CVE-2016-0634)

* An arbitrary command injection flaw was found in the way bash processed the SHELLOPTS and PS4 environment variables. A local, authenticated attacker could use this flaw to exploit poorly written setuid programs to elevate their privileges under certain circumstances. (CVE-2016-7543)

* A denial of service flaw was found in the way bash handled popd commands. A poorly written shell script could cause bash to crash resulting in a local denial of service limited to a specific bash session. (CVE-2016-9401)

Additional Changes :

For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 Release Notes linked from the References section.


Update the affected bash packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 102289

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2017-1931.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/08/09

Modified: 2017/08/09

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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


Base Score: 8.4

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:bash, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:bash-doc, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:7

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/08/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0634, CVE-2016-7543, CVE-2016-9401

OSVDB: 144525, 144718, 147533

RHSA: 2017:1931