Amazon Linux 2 : slf4j (ALAS-2018-999)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 109181
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Synopsis

The remote Amazon Linux 2 host is missing a security update.

Description

Deserialisation vulnerability in EventData constructor can allow for arbitrary code execution :

An XML deserialization vulnerability was discovered in slf4j's EventData which accepts anXML serialized string and can lead to arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2018-8088)

Solution

Run 'yum update slf4j' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/AL2/ALAS-2018-999.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 109181

File Name: al2_ALAS-2018-999.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/20/2018

Updated: 8/31/2018

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:o:amazon:linux:2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:amazon:linux:slf4j:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:amazon:linux:slf4j-javadoc:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:amazon:linux:slf4j-manual:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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

Patch Publication Date: 4/19/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-8088

ALAS: 2018-999