Amazon Linux 2 : emacs-gettext (ALAS-2020-1477)

High Nessus Plugin ID 139856

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VPR Score: 5.9

Synopsis

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

Description

The version of tested product installed on the remote host is prior to tested version. It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the ALAS2-2020-1477 advisory.

- An issue was discovered in GNU gettext 0.19.8. There is a double free in default_add_message in read- catalog.c, related to an invalid free in po_gram_parse in po-gram-gen.y, as demonstrated by lt-msgfmt.
(CVE-2018-18751)

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

Solution

Run 'yum update gettext' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/AL2/ALAS-2020-1477.html

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2018-18751

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 139856

File Name: al2_ALAS-2020-1477.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2020/08/26

Updated: 2020/08/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-18751

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:amazon:linux:emacs-gettext, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:gettext, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:gettext-common-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:gettext-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:gettext-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:gettext-libs, cpe:/o:amazon:linux:2

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2020/08/18

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/10/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-18751

ALAS: 2020-1477