RHEL 6 : procps (RHSA-2018:1777)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 110279
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Synopsis

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

An update for procps is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

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.

The procps packages contain a set of system utilities that provide system information. The procps packages include the following utilities: ps, free, skill, pkill, pgrep, snice, tload, top, uptime, vmstat, w, watch, pwdx, sysctl, pmap, and slabtop.

Security Fix(es) :

* procps-ng, procps: Integer overflows leading to heap overflow in file2strvec (CVE-2018-1124)

* procps-ng, procps: incorrect integer size in proc/alloc.* leading to truncation / integer overflow issues (CVE-2018-1126)

For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a CVSS score, and other related information, refer to the CVE page(s) listed in the References section.

Red Hat would like to thank Qualys Research Labs for reporting these issues.

Solution

Update the affected procps, procps-debuginfo and / or procps-devel packages.

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:1777

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2018-1124

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2018-1126

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 110279

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2018-1777.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/1/2018

Updated: 10/24/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.8

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

Temporal Vector: E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:procps, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:procps-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:procps-devel, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/31/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/23/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-1124, CVE-2018-1126

RHSA: 2018:1777

IAVA: 2018-A-0174