Amazon Linux 2 : flatpak (ALAS-2018-1096)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 118403


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


It was found that flatpak's D-Bus proxy did not properly filter the access to D-Bus during the authentication protocol. A specially crafted flatpak application could use this flaw to bypass all restrictions imposed by flatpak and have full access to the D-BUS interface.(CVE-2018-6560)


Run 'yum update flatpak' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 118403

File Name: al2_ALAS-2018-1096.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/10/26

Updated: 2018/10/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.6

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:flatpak, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:flatpak-builder, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:flatpak-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:flatpak-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:flatpak-libs, cpe:/o:amazon:linux:2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/10/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-6560

ALAS: 2018-1096