Amazon Linux AMI : lynis (ALAS-2020-1419)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 140091

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VPR Score: 3.4

Synopsis

The remote Amazon Linux AMI 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 multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the ALAS-2020-1419 advisory.

- In CISOfy Lynis 2.x through 2.7.5, the license key can be obtained by looking at the process list when a data upload is being performed. This license can be used to upload data to a central Lynis server.
Although no data can be extracted by knowing the license key, it may be possible to upload the data of additional scans. (CVE-2019-13033)

- CISOfy Lynis before 3.0.0 has Incorrect Access Control because of a TOCTOU race condition. The routine to check the log and report file permissions was not working as intended and could be bypassed locally.
Because of the race, an unprivileged attacker can set up a log and report file, and control that up to the point where the specific routine is doing its check. After that, the file can be removed, recreated, and used for additional attacks. (CVE-2020-13882)

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 lynis' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2020-1419.html

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2019-13033

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-13882

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 140091

File Name: ala_ALAS-2020-1419.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2020/08/31

Updated: 2020/08/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

VPR Score: 3.4

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-13882

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 3.7

Temporal Score: 2.7

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 4.2

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:lynis, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2020/08/26

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2020/06/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-13033, CVE-2020-13882

ALAS: 2020-1419