EulerOS 2.0 SP1 : authconfig (EulerOS-SA-2017-1195)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 103033


The remote EulerOS host is missing a security update.


According to the version of the authconfig packages installed, the EulerOS installation on the remote host is affected by the following vulnerability :

- A flaw was found where authconfig could configure sssd in a way that treats existing and non-existing logins differently, leaking information on existence of a user. An attacker with physical or network access to the machine could enumerate users via a timing attack.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the EulerOS security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected authconfig package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 103033

File Name: EulerOS_SA-2017-1195.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2017/09/08

Modified: 2018/01/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4

Temporal Score: 3.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND


Base Score: 4.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:huawei:euleros:authconfig, p-cpe:/a:huawei:euleros:authconfig-gtk, cpe:/o:huawei:euleros:2.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/EulerOS/release, Host/EulerOS/rpm-list, Host/EulerOS/sp

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/08/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-7488

OSVDB: 157313