Amazon Linux 2 : bash (ALAS-2020-1503)

High Nessus Plugin ID 141999

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VPR Score: 6.7

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 ALAS2-2020-1503 advisory.

- rbash in Bash before 4.4-beta2 did not prevent the shell user from modifying BASH_CMDS, thus allowing the user to execute any command with the permissions of the shell. (CVE-2019-9924)

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 bash' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/AL2/ALAS-2020-1503.html

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2019-9924

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 141999

File Name: al2_ALAS-2020-1503.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2020/10/28

Updated: 2020/10/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 6.7

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-9924

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/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:bash, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:bash-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:bash-doc, 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: 2020/10/22

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2019/03/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-9924

BID: 109277

ALAS: 2020-1503