Oracle Linux 6 : ding-libs / sssd (ELSA-2018-1877)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 110703


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2018:1877 :

An update for sssd and ding-libs is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Moderate. 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 System Security Services Daemon (SSSD) service provides a set of daemons to manage access to remote directories and authentication mechanisms. It also provides the Name Service Switch (NSS) and the Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM) interfaces toward the system, and a pluggable back-end system to connect to multiple different account sources.

The ding-libs packages contain a set of libraries used by the System Security Services Daemon (SSSD) as well as other projects, and provide functions to manipulate file system path names (libpath_utils), a hash table to manage storage and access time properties (libdhash), a data type to collect data in a hierarchical structure (libcollection), a dynamically growing, reference-counted array (libref_array), and a library to process configuration files in initialization format (INI) into a library collection data structure (libini_config).

Security Fix(es) :

* sssd: unsanitized input when searching in local cache database (CVE-2017-12173)

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.

This issue was discovered by Sumit Bose (Red Hat).

Additional Changes :

For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.10 Release Notes and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.10 Technical Notes linked from the References section.


Update the affected ding-libs and / or sssd packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 110703

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2018-1877.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/06/27

Updated: 2019/09/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libbasicobjects, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libbasicobjects-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libcollection, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libcollection-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libdhash, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libdhash-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libini_config, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libini_config-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libipa_hbac, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libipa_hbac-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libpath_utils, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libpath_utils-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libref_array, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libref_array-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libsss_idmap, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libsss_idmap-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libsss_nss_idmap, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libsss_nss_idmap-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libsss_simpleifp, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libsss_simpleifp-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:python-libipa_hbac, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:python-libsss_nss_idmap, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:python-sss, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:python-sss-murmur, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:python-sssdconfig, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:sssd, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:sssd-ad, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:sssd-client, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:sssd-common, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:sssd-common-pac, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:sssd-dbus, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:sssd-ipa, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:sssd-krb5, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:sssd-krb5-common, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:sssd-ldap, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:sssd-proxy, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:sssd-tools, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:6

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/06/26

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/07/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-12173

RHSA: 2018:1877