RHEL 8 : gettext (RHSA-2019:3643)

High Nessus Plugin ID 130561

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VPR Score: 5.9


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


An update for gettext is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Low. 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 gettext packages provide a documentation for producing multi-lingual messages in programs, set of conventions about how programs should be written, a runtime library, and a directory and file naming organization for the message catalogs.

Security Fix(es) :

* gettext: double free in default_add_message in read-catalog.c (CVE-2018-18751)

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 8.1 Release Notes linked from the References section.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 130561

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2019-3643.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2019/11/06

Updated: 2019/12/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

CVSS v3.0

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:gettext, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:gettext-common-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:gettext-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:gettext-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:gettext-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:gettext-devel-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:gettext-libs, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:gettext-libs-debuginfo, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:8

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: 2019/11/05

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/10/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-18751

RHSA: 2019:3643