RHEL 7 : augeas (RHSA-2017:2788)
High Nessus Plugin ID 103405
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionAn 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).
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.