RHEL 7 : zsh (RHSA-2019:2017)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 127647
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Synopsis

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

Description

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

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 zsh shell is a command interpreter usable as an interactive login shell and as a shell script command processor. Zsh resembles the ksh shell (the Korn shell), but includes many enhancements. Zsh supports command-line editing, built-in spelling correction, programmable command completion, shell functions (with autoloading), a history mechanism, and more.

Security Fix(es) :

* zsh: Improper handling of shebang line longer than 64 (CVE-2018-13259)

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.

Additional Changes :

For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7 Release Notes linked from the References section.

Solution

Update the affected zsh, zsh-debuginfo and / or zsh-html packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?3395ff0b

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2019:2017

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2018-13259

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 127647

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2019-2017.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/12/2019

Updated: 1/6/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:zsh, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:zsh-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:zsh-html, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/6/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/5/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-13259

RHSA: 2019:2017