CentOS 8 : edk2 (CESA-2021:2591)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 151364


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-2021:2591 advisory.

- edk2: possible heap corruption with LzmaUefiDecompressGetInfo (CVE-2021-28211)

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 edk2-aarch64 and / or edk2-ovmf packages.

See Also


Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 151364

File Name: centos8_RHSA-2021-2591.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/3/2021

Updated: 12/11/2023

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 3.6

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-28211


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.7

Temporal Score: 6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:centos:centos:8, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:edk2-aarch64, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:edk2-ovmf

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/29/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/11/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-28211

RHSA: 2021:2591