CentOS 7 : perl (CESA-2021:0343)

high Nessus Plugin ID 146100

Synopsis

The remote CentOS Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

The remote CentOS Linux 7 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the CESA-2021:0343 advisory.

- perl: heap-based buffer overflow in regular expression compiler leads to DoS (CVE-2020-10543)

- perl: corruption of intermediate language state of compiled regular expression due to integer overflow leads to DoS (CVE-2020-10878)

- perl: corruption of intermediate language state of compiled regular expression due to recursive S_study_chunk() calls leads to DoS (CVE-2020-12723)

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 packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?69f683c0

https://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/20.html

https://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/122.html

https://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/185.html

https://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/190.html

https://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/787.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 146100

File Name: centos_RHSA-2021-0343.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/3/2021

Updated: 2/5/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.2

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-10878

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.6

Temporal Score: 7.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:perl, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:perl-CPAN, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:perl-ExtUtils-CBuilder, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:perl-ExtUtils-Embed, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:perl-ExtUtils-Install, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:perl-IO-Zlib, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:perl-Locale-Maketext-Simple, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:perl-Module-CoreList, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:perl-Module-Loaded, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:perl-Object-Accessor, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:perl-Package-Constants, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:perl-Pod-Escapes, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:perl-Time-Piece, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:perl-core, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:perl-devel, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:perl-libs, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:perl-macros, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:perl-tests, cpe:/o:centos:centos:7

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: 2/4/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/5/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-10543, CVE-2020-10878, CVE-2020-12723

RHSA: 2021:0343

CWE: 20, 122, 185, 190, 787