Amazon Linux 2 : libvncserver (ALAS-2018-1012)

High Nessus Plugin ID 109691


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


Improper input sanitization in rfbProcessClientNormalMessage in rfbserver.c

An issue was discovered in LibVNCServer through 0.9.11.
rfbProcessClientNormalMessage() in rfbserver.c does not sanitize msg.cct.length, leading to access to uninitialized and potentially sensitive data or possibly unspecified other impact (e.g., an integer overflow) via specially crafted VNC packets.(CVE-2018-7225)


Run 'yum update libvncserver' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 109691

File Name: al2_ALAS-2018-1012.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/05/11

Updated: 2018/05/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

CVSS v3.0

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:amazon:linux:libvncserver, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libvncserver-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libvncserver-devel, cpe:/o:amazon:linux:2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/05/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-7225

ALAS: 2018-1012