Amazon Linux 2 : procps-ng (ALAS-2019-1333)

high Nessus Plugin ID 130229


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


If the HOME environment variable is unset or empty, top will read its configuration file from the current working directory without any security check. If a user runs top with HOME unset in an attacker-controlled directory, the attacker could achieve privilege escalation by exploiting one of several vulnerabilities in the config_file() function.(CVE-2018-1122)


Run 'yum update procps-ng' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 130229

File Name: al2_ALAS-2019-1333.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/25/2019

Updated: 12/18/2019

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.4

Temporal Score: 3.4

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

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


Risk Factor: High

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: E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:procps-ng, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:procps-ng-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:procps-ng-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:procps-ng-i18n, cpe:/o:amazon:linux:2

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/23/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/23/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-1122

ALAS: 2019-1333