RHEL 7 : procps-ng (RHSA-2020:1265)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 135090


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


The remote Redhat Enterprise Linux 7 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the RHSA-2020:1265 advisory.

- procps-ng, procps: Local privilege escalation in top (CVE-2018-1122)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Update the affected procps-ng, procps-ng-devel and / or procps-ng-i18n packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 135090

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2020-1265.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2020/04/01

Updated: 2020/04/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-1122

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.4

Temporal Score: 3.4

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

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

CVSS v3.0

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: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.5, cpe:/o:redhat:rhel_eus:7.5, cpe:/o:redhat:rhel_eus:7.5::computenode, cpe:/o:redhat:rhel_eus:7.5::server, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:procps-ng, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:procps-ng-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:procps-ng-i18n

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2020/04/01

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/05/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-1122

BID: 104214

RHSA: 2020:1265

CWE: 829