CentOS 8 : container-tools:rhel8 (CESA-2019:4269)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 145671
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The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.


The remote CentOS Linux 8 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the CESA-2019:4269 advisory.

- runc: AppArmor/SELinux bypass with malicious image that specifies a volume at /proc (CVE-2019-16884)

- podman: resolving symlink in host filesystem leads to unexpected results of copy operation (CVE-2019-18466)

- HTTP/2: flood using PING frames results in unbounded memory growth (CVE-2019-9512)

- HTTP/2: flood using HEADERS frames results in unbounded memory growth (CVE-2019-9514)

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


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 145671

File Name: centos8_RHSA-2019-4269.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/29/2021

Updated: 3/23/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-18466


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:centos:centos:8, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:buildah, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:buildah-tests, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:cockpit-podman, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:fuse-overlayfs, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:oci-systemd-hook, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:oci-umount, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:python-podman-api, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:slirp4netns, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:toolbox

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/17/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/9/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-9512, CVE-2019-9514, CVE-2019-16884, CVE-2019-18466

RHSA: 2019:4269