EulerOS 2.0 SP2 : zsh (EulerOS-SA-2018-1091)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 109489


The remote EulerOS host is missing multiple security updates.


According to the versions of the zsh package installed, the EulerOS installation on the remote host is affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- The zsh shell is a command interpreter usable as an interactive login shell and as a shell script command processor. Zsh resembles the ksh shell (the Korn shell), but includes many enhancements. Zsh supports command line editing, built-in spelling correction, programmable command completion, shell functions (with autoloading), a history mechanism, and more.

- Security fix(es):

- In builtin.c in zsh before 5.4, when sh compatibility mode is used, there is a NULL pointer dereference during processing of the cd command with no argument if HOME is not set.(CVE-2017-18205)

- zsh before 5.0.7 allows evaluation of the initial values of integer variables imported from the environment (instead of treating them as literal numbers). That could allow local privilege escalation, under some specific and atypical conditions where zsh is being invoked in privilege-elevation contexts when the environment has not been properly sanitized, such as when zsh is invoked by sudo on systems where 'env_reset' has been disabled.(CVE-2014-10070)

- In exec.c in zsh before 5.0.7, there is a buffer overflow for very long fds in the 'i1/4zi1/4+ fd' syntax.(CVE-2014-10071)

- A buffer overflow flaw was found in the zsh shell symbolic link resolver. A local, unprivileged user can create a specially crafted directory path which leads to a buffer overflow in the context of the user trying to do a symbolic link resolution in the aforementioned path. If the user affected is privileged, this leads to privilege escalation.(CVE-2017-18206)

- In params.c in zsh through 5.4.2, there is a crash during a copy of an empty hash table, as demonstrated by typeset -p.(CVE-2018-7549)

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 zsh packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 109489

File Name: EulerOS_SA-2018-1091.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Published: 5/2/2018

Updated: 1/6/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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


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: p-cpe:/a:huawei:euleros:zsh, cpe:/o:huawei:euleros:2.0

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

Excluded KB Items: Host/EulerOS/uvp_version

Patch Publication Date: 3/29/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-10070, CVE-2014-10071, CVE-2017-18205, CVE-2017-18206, CVE-2018-7549