Amazon Linux 2 : libvirt (ALAS-2020-1569)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 143577

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 ALAS2-2020-1569 advisory.

- A double free memory issue was found to occur in the libvirt API, in versions before 6.8.0, responsible for requesting information about network interfaces of a running QEMU domain. This flaw affects the polkit access control driver. Specifically, clients connecting to the read-write socket with limited ACL permissions could use this flaw to crash the libvirt daemon, resulting in a denial of service, or potentially escalate their privileges on the system. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to data confidentiality and integrity as well as system availability. (CVE-2020-25637)

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 libvirt' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/AL2/ALAS-2020-1569.html

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-25637

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 143577

File Name: al2_ALAS-2020-1569.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/9/2020

Updated: 12/9/2020

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-25637

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.7

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libvirt, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libvirt-admin, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libvirt-bash-completion, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libvirt-client, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libvirt-daemon, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libvirt-daemon-config-network, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libvirt-daemon-config-nwfilter, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-interface, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-lxc, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-network, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-nodedev, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-nwfilter, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-qemu, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-secret, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-storage, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-storage-core, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-storage-disk, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-storage-gluster, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-storage-iscsi, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-storage-logical, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-storage-mpath, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-storage-rbd, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-storage-scsi, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libvirt-daemon-kvm, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libvirt-daemon-lxc, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libvirt-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libvirt-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libvirt-docs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libvirt-libs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libvirt-lock-sanlock, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libvirt-login-shell, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libvirt-nss, 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: 12/8/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/6/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-25637

ALAS: 2020-1569