RHEL 7 : procps-ng (RHSA-2019:1944)

High Nessus Plugin ID 127631

Synopsis

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

Description

An update for procps-ng is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 Extended Update Support.

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-ng packages contain a set of system utilities that provide system information, including ps, free, skill, pkill, pgrep, snice, tload, top, uptime, vmstat, w, watch, and pwdx.

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, acknowledgments, and other related information, refer to the CVE page(s) listed in the References section.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2019:1944

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

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

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 127631

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2019-1944.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2019/08/12

Updated: 2019/10/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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

CVSS v3.0

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: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:procps-ng, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:procps-ng-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:procps-ng-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:procps-ng-i18n, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.4

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: 2019/07/30

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/05/23

Reference Information

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

RHSA: 2019:1944