RHEL 7 : setup (RHSA-2018:3249)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 118538


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


An update for setup is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Low. 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 setup package contains a set of important default system configuration and setup files. Examples include /etc/passwd, /etc/group, and /etc/profile. Other examples are the default lists of reserved user IDs, reserved ports, reserved protocols, allowed shells, allowed secure terminals.

Security Fix(es) :

* setup: nologin listed in /etc/shells violates security expectations (CVE-2018-1113)

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.

Additional Changes :

For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6 Release Notes linked from the References section.


Update the affected setup package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 118538

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2018-3249.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/10/31

Updated: 2019/09/12

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: 5.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:setup, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/10/30

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/07/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-1113

RHSA: 2018:3249