EulerOS 2.0 SP2 : libevent (EulerOS-SA-2019-2515)

high Nessus Plugin ID 131668
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Synopsis

The remote EulerOS host is missing multiple security updates.

Description

According to the versions of the libevent package installed, the EulerOS installation on the remote host is affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- Multiple integer overflows in the evbuffer API in Libevent 1.4.x before 1.4.15, 2.0.x before 2.0.22, and 2.1.x before 2.1.5-beta allow context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service or possibly have other unspecified impact via 'insanely large inputs' to the (1) evbuffer_add, (2) evbuffer_expand, or (3) bufferevent_write function, which triggers a heap-based buffer overflow or an infinite loop. NOTE: this identifier has been SPLIT per ADT3 due to different affected versions. See CVE-2015-6525 for the functions that are only affected in 2.0 and later.(CVE-2014-6272)

- Multiple integer overflows in the evbuffer API in Libevent 2.0.x before 2.0.22 and 2.1.x before 2.1.5-beta allow context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service or possibly have other unspecified impact via 'insanely large inputs' to the (1) evbuffer_add, (2) evbuffer_prepend, (3) evbuffer_expand, (4) exbuffer_reserve_space, or (5) evbuffer_read function, which triggers a heap-based buffer overflow or an infinite loop. NOTE: this identifier was SPLIT from CVE-2014-6272 per ADT3 due to different affected versions.(CVE-2015-6525)

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the EulerOS security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Update the affected libevent packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?a2852e43

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 131668

File Name: EulerOS_SA-2019-2515.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Published: 12/4/2019

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:huawei:euleros:libevent, cpe:/o:huawei:euleros:2.0

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

Excluded KB Items: Host/EulerOS/uvp_version

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/4/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-6272, CVE-2015-6525

BID: 71971