RHEL 7 : unixODBC (RHSA-2019:2336)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 127714


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


An update for unixODBC 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 unixODBC packages contain a framework that supports accessing databases through the ODBC protocol.

Security Fix(es) :

* unixODBC: Buffer overflow in unicode_to_ansi_copy() can lead to crash or other unspecified impact (CVE-2018-7409)

* unixODBC: Insecure buffer copy in SQLWriteFileDSN function in odbcinst/ SQLWriteFileDSN.c (CVE-2018-7485)

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.


Update the affected unixODBC, unixODBC-debuginfo and / or unixODBC-devel packages.

See Also





Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 127714

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2019-2336.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/12/2019

Updated: 1/6/2020

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


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


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: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:unixodbc, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:unixodbc-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:unixodbc-devel, 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: 2/22/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-7409, CVE-2018-7485

RHSA: 2019:2336