Amazon Linux AMI : screen (ALAS-2021-1492)

high Nessus Plugin ID 148377
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VPR Score: 5.9

Synopsis

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description

The version of screen installed on the remote host is prior to 4.0.3-19.7. It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the ALAS-2021-1492 advisory.

- encoding.c in GNU Screen through 4.8.0 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (invalid write access and application crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted UTF-8 character sequence. (CVE-2021-26937)

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 screen' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2021-1492.html

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-26937

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 148377

File Name: ala_ALAS-2021-1492.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/7/2021

Updated: 4/7/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-26937

CVSS v2.0

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 v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/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:screen, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:screen-debuginfo, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/7/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/9/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-26937

ALAS: 2021-1492