CentOS 7 : procps-ng (CESA-2019:2189)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 128373

Synopsis

The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

An update for procps-ng 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 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: Local privilege escalation in top (CVE-2018-1122)

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 procps-ng packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?226b2296

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 128373

File Name: centos_RHSA-2019-2189.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2019/08/30

Updated: 2019/12/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-1122

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.4

Temporal Score: 3.4

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7

Temporal Score: 6.3

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/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:centos:centos:procps-ng, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:procps-ng-devel, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:procps-ng-i18n, cpe:/o:centos:centos:7

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2019/08/29

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/05/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-1122

RHSA: 2019:2189