Amazon Linux 2 : patch (ALAS-2020-1457)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 138623

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VPR Score: 4.4

Synopsis

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

Description

In GNU patch through 2.7.6, the following of symlinks is mishandled in certain cases other than input files. This affects inp.c and util.c.
(CVE-2019-13636)

Solution

Run 'yum update patch' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/AL2/ALAS-2020-1457.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 138623

File Name: al2_ALAS-2020-1457.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2020/07/20

Updated: 2020/08/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 4.4

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.5

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.9

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:patch, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:patch-debuginfo, 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: 2020/07/17

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2019/07/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-13636

ALAS: 2020-1457