CentOS 7 : keepalived (CESA-2019:0022)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 120956
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Synopsis

The remote CentOS host is missing a security update.

Description

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

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 keepalived utility provides simple and robust facilities for load balancing and high availability. The load balancing framework relies on the well-known and widely used IP Virtual Server (IPVS) kernel module providing layer-4 (transport layer) load balancing. Keepalived implements a set of checkers to dynamically and adaptively maintain and manage a load balanced server pool according to the health of the servers. Keepalived also implements the Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRPv2) to achieve high availability with director failover.

Security Fix(es) :

* keepalived: Heap-based buffer overflow when parsing HTTP status codes allows for denial of service or possibly arbitrary code execution (CVE-2018-19115)

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.

Solution

Update the affected keepalived package.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?3eae5da7

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 120956

File Name: centos_RHSA-2019-0022.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/7/2019

Updated: 2/26/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-19115

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:o:centos:centos:7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:centos:centos:keepalived:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/6/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/8/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-19115

RHSA: 2019:0022