Oracle Linux 7 / 8 : oswatcher (ELSA-2021-9444)

high Nessus Plugin ID 153210
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Synopsis

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.

Description

The remote Oracle Linux 7 / 8 host has a package installed that is affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the ELSA-2021-9444 advisory.

- Vulnerability in Oracle Linux (component: OSwatcher). Supported versions that are affected are 7 and 8.
Easily exploitable vulnerability allows low privileged attacker with logon to the infrastructure where Oracle Linux executes to compromise Oracle Linux. Successful attacks of this vulnerability can result in takeover of Oracle Linux. CVSS 3.1 Base Score 7.8 (Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability impacts).
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H). (CVE-2021-2464)

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 oswatcher package.

See Also

https://linux.oracle.com/errata/ELSA-2021-9444.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 153210

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2021-9444.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/10/2021

Updated: 10/1/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-2464

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:o:oracle:linux:7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, cpe:2.3:o:oracle:linux:8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:oracle:linux:oswatcher:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/10/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/10/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-2464