CentOS 8 : rpm (CESA-2021:2574)

high Nessus Plugin ID 151151


The remote CentOS host is missing a security update.


The remote CentOS Linux 8 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the CESA-2021:2574 advisory.

- rpm: Signature checks bypass via corrupted rpm package (CVE-2021-20271)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Update the affected packages.

See Also


Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 151151

File Name: centos8_RHSA-2021-2574.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/30/2021

Updated: 6/30/2021

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.1

Temporal Score: 3.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-20271


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7

Temporal Score: 6.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:centos:centos:8-stream, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:python3-rpm, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:rpm, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:rpm-apidocs, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:rpm-build, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:rpm-build-libs, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:rpm-cron, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:rpm-devel, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:rpm-libs, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:rpm-plugin-fapolicyd, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:rpm-plugin-ima, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:rpm-plugin-prioreset, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:rpm-plugin-selinux, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:rpm-plugin-syslog, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:rpm-plugin-systemd-inhibit, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:rpm-sign

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/29/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/22/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-20271

RHSA: 2021:2574