Amazon Linux AMI : sssd (ALAS-2019-1307)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 129797
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The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.


A flaw was found in sssd Group Policy Objects implementation. When the GPO is not readable by SSSD due to a too strict permission settings on the server side, SSSD will allow all authenticated users to login instead of denying access.(CVE-2018-16838)

A vulnerability was found in sssd where, if a user was configured with no home directory set, sssd would return '/' (the root directory) instead of '' (the empty string / no home directory). This could impact services that restrict the user's filesystem access to within their home directory through chroot().(CVE-2019-3811)


Run 'yum update sssd' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 129797

File Name: ala_ALAS-2019-1307.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/11/2019

Updated: 12/19/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

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


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.4

Temporal Score: 4.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libipa_hbac, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libipa_hbac-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libsss_autofs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libsss_certmap, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libsss_certmap-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libsss_idmap, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libsss_idmap-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libsss_nss_idmap, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libsss_nss_idmap-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libsss_simpleifp, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libsss_simpleifp-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libsss_sudo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python27-libipa_hbac, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python27-libsss_nss_idmap, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python27-sss, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python27-sss-murmur, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python27-sssdconfig, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:sssd, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:sssd-ad, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:sssd-client, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:sssd-common, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:sssd-common-pac, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:sssd-dbus, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:sssd-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:sssd-ipa, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:sssd-krb5, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:sssd-krb5-common, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:sssd-ldap, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:sssd-libwbclient, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:sssd-libwbclient-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:sssd-proxy, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:sssd-tools, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:sssd-winbind-idmap, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/9/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/15/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-16838, CVE-2019-3811

ALAS: 2019-1307