RHEL 7 : buildah (RHSA-2020:5055)

high Nessus Plugin ID 142697
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Synopsis

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description

The remote Redhat Enterprise Linux 7 host has a package installed that is affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the RHSA-2020:5055 advisory.

- golang.org/x/text: possibility to trigger an infinite loop in encoding/unicode could lead to crash (CVE-2020-14040)

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

Solution

Update the affected buildah package.

See Also

https://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/835.html

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-14040

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2020:5055

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/1853652

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 142697

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2020-5055.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/11/2020

Updated: 10/12/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl, redhat_repos.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-14040

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:buildah

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/10/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/17/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-14040

RHSA: 2020:5055

CWE: 835