Oracle Linux 7 : libvirt (ELSA-2020-5961)

high Nessus Plugin ID 146198
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VPR Score: 5.9

Synopsis

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.

Description

The remote Oracle Linux 7 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the ELSA-2020-5961 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

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://linux.oracle.com/errata/ELSA-2020-5961.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 146198

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2020-5961.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/4/2021

Updated: 2/5/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-25637

CVSS v2.0

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 v3.0

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: cpe:/o:oracle:linux:7, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libvirt, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libvirt-admin, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libvirt-bash-completion, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libvirt-client, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libvirt-daemon, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libvirt-daemon-config-network, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libvirt-daemon-config-nwfilter, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-interface, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-lxc, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-network, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-nodedev, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-nwfilter, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-qemu, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-secret, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-storage, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-storage-core, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-storage-disk, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-storage-gluster, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-storage-iscsi, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-storage-logical, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-storage-mpath, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-storage-rbd, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-storage-scsi, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libvirt-daemon-kvm, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libvirt-daemon-lxc, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libvirt-daemon-qemu, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libvirt-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libvirt-docs, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libvirt-libs, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libvirt-lock-sanlock, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libvirt-login-shell, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libvirt-nss

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/1/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/6/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-25637