Scientific Linux Security Update : xterm on SL7.x x86_64 (2021:0617)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 148971

Synopsis

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

Description

The remote Scientific Linux 7 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the SLSA-2021:0617-1 advisory.

- xterm: crash when processing combining characters (CVE-2021-27135)

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 xterm and / or xterm-debuginfo packages.

See Also

https://www.scientificlinux.org/category/sl-errata/slsa-20210617-1

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 148971

File Name: sl_20210222_xterm_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/23/2021

Updated: 4/23/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

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-2021-27135

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

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: cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:xterm, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:xterm-debuginfo

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/22/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/10/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-27135