Oracle Linux 7 : augeas (ELSA-2017-2788)

High Nessus Plugin ID 103488


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2017:2788 :

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 augeas packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 103488

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2017-2788.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/09/27

Modified: 2018/02/01

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:oracle:linux:augeas, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:augeas-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:augeas-libs, 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: 2017/09/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-7555

OSVDB: 163598

RHSA: 2017:2788