Oracle Linux 7 : log4j (ELSA-2017-2423)

High Nessus Plugin ID 102345

Synopsis

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

Description

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2017:2423 :

An update for log4j is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. 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.

Log4j is a tool to help the programmer output log statements to a variety of output targets.

Security Fix(es) :

* It was found that when using remote logging with log4j socket server the log4j server would deserialize any log event received via TCP or UDP. An attacker could use this flaw to send a specially crafted log event that, during deserialization, would execute arbitrary code in the context of the logger application. (CVE-2017-5645)

Solution

Update the affected log4j packages.

See Also

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2017-August/007114.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 102345

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2017-2423.nasl

Version: 3.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/08/10

Updated: 2018/07/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:log4j, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:log4j-javadoc, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:log4j-manual, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:7

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/08/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-5645

RHSA: 2017:2423