RHEL 7 : augeas (RHSA-2017:2788)

High Nessus Plugin ID 103405


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


An update for augeas 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.

Augeas is a configuration editing tool. It parses configuration files in their native formats and transforms them into a tree. Configuration changes are made by manipulating this tree and saving it back into native config files.

Security Fix(es) :

* A vulnerability was discovered in augeas affecting the handling of escaped strings. An attacker could send crafted strings that would cause the application using augeas to copy past the end of a buffer, leading to a crash or possible code execution. (CVE-2017-7555)

This issue was discovered by Han Han (Red Hat).


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 103405

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2017-2788.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/09/22

Modified: 2018/01/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


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


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:redhat:enterprise_linux:augeas, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:augeas-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:augeas-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:augeas-libs, 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: 2017/09/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-7555

OSVDB: 163598

RHSA: 2017:2788