OracleVM 3.4 : sudo (OVMSA-2021-0012)

high Nessus Plugin ID 150464

Synopsis

The remote OracleVM host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

The remote OracleVM system is missing necessary patches to address security updates:

- Sudo before 1.9.5p2 contains an off-by-one error that can result in a heap-based buffer overflow, which allows privilege escalation to root via sudoedit -s and a command-line argument that ends with a single backslash character. (CVE-2021-3156)

- A heap-based buffer overflow was found in the way sudo parses command line arguments. This flaw is exploitable by any local user who can execute the sudo command without authentication. Successful exploitation of this flaw could lead to privilege escalation. (CVE-2021-3156)

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 sudo package.

See Also

https://linux.oracle.com/cve/CVE-2021-3156.html

https://linux.oracle.com/errata/OVMSA-2021-0012.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 150464

File Name: oraclevm_OVMSA-2021-0012.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Published: 6/10/2021

Updated: 8/31/2022

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.8

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-3156

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:vm:sudo, cpe:/o:oracle:vm_server:3.4

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/27/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/25/2021

CISA Known Exploited Dates: 4/27/2022

Exploitable With

CANVAS (CANVAS)

Metasploit (Sudo Heap-Based Buffer Overflow)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-3156