SUSE SLED15 / SLES15 Security Update : rpm (SUSE-SU-2021:3444-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 154189
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Synopsis

The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

The remote SUSE Linux SLED15 / SLES15 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the SUSE-SU-2021:3444-1 advisory.

- A flaw was found in RPM's hdrblobInit() in lib/header.c. This flaw allows an attacker who can modify the rpmdb to cause an out-of-bounds read. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to system availability. (CVE-2021-20266)

- A flaw was found in RPM's signature check functionality when reading a package file. This flaw allows an attacker who can convince a victim to install a seemingly verifiable package, whose signature header was modified, to cause RPM database corruption and execute code. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to data integrity, confidentiality, and system availability. (CVE-2021-20271)

- A flaw was found in the RPM package in the read functionality. This flaw allows an attacker who can convince a victim to install a seemingly verifiable package or compromise an RPM repository, to cause RPM database corruption. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to data integrity. This flaw affects RPM versions before 4.17.0-alpha. (CVE-2021-3421)

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 packages.

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1179416

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1183543

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1183545

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1183632

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1183659

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1185299

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1187670

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1188548

http://www.nessus.org/u?b5855b5a

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-20266

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-20271

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-3421

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 154189

File Name: suse_SU-2021-3444-1.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/17/2021

Updated: 10/17/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-20271

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.1

Temporal Score: 3.8

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

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

CVSS v3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:python2-rpm, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:python3-rpm, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:rpm, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:rpm-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:rpm-build, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:rpm-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:rpm-ndb, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:15

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/15/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/22/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-3421, CVE-2021-20266, CVE-2021-20271

SuSE: SUSE-SU-2021:3444-1