Amazon Linux 2 : keepalived (ALAS-2019-1323)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 130220

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VPR Score: 3.6

Synopsis

The remote Amazon Linux 2 host is missing a security update.

Description

keepalived 2.0.8 didn't check for pathnames with symlinks when writing data to a temporary file upon a call to PrintData or PrintStats. This allowed local users to overwrite arbitrary files if fs.protected_symlinks is set to 0, as demonstrated by a symlink from /tmp/keepalived.data or /tmp/keepalived.stats to /etc/passwd.(CVE-2018-19044)

Solution

Run 'yum update keepalived' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/AL2/ALAS-2019-1323.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 130220

File Name: al2_ALAS-2019-1323.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2019/10/25

Updated: 2019/12/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

VPR Score: 3.6

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 3.3

Temporal Score: 2.4

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 4.7

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:keepalived, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:keepalived-debuginfo, cpe:/o:amazon:linux:2

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2019/10/23

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/11/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-19044

ALAS: 2019-1323