Amazon Linux 2 : exiv2 (ALAS-2021-1701)

high Nessus Plugin ID 153421
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Synopsis

The remote Amazon Linux 2 host is missing a security update.

Description

The version of exiv2 installed on the remote host is prior to 0.27.0-4. It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the ALAS2-2021-1701 advisory.

- ** REJECT ** DO NOT USE THIS CANDIDATE NUMBER. ConsultIDs: CVE-2021-29457. Reason: This candidate is a duplicate of CVE-2021-29457. Notes: All CVE users should reference CVE-2021-29457 instead of this candidate. All references and descriptions in this candidate have been removed to prevent accidental usage. (CVE-2021-31291)

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

Solution

Run 'yum update exiv2' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/AL2/ALAS-2021-1701.html

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-31291

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 153421

File Name: al2_ALAS-2021-1701.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/16/2021

Updated: 9/16/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-31291

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:exiv2, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:exiv2-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:exiv2-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:exiv2-doc, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:exiv2-libs, cpe:/o:amazon:linux:2

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/8/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/26/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-31291

ALAS: 2021-1701