Photon OS 4.0: Util PHSA-2021-4.0-0081

medium Nessus Plugin ID 152786

Synopsis

The remote PhotonOS host is missing multiple security updates.

Description

An update of the util package has been released.

- An integer overflow in util-linux through 2.37.1 can potentially cause a buffer overflow if an attacker were able to use system resources in a way that leads to a large number in the /proc/sysvipc/sem file.
(CVE-2021-37600)

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 Linux packages.

See Also

https://github.com/vmware/photon/wiki/Security-Updates-4.0-81.md

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 152786

File Name: PhotonOS_PHSA-2021-4_0-0081_util.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Published: 8/24/2021

Updated: 9/20/2021

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-37600

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 1.2

Temporal Score: 0.9

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:vmware:photonos:util, cpe:/o:vmware:photonos:4.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/17/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/30/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-37600