SUSE SLED15 / SLES15 Security Update : flatpak (SUSE-SU-2021:3472-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 154305
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Synopsis

The remote SUSE host is missing a security update.

Description

The remote SUSE Linux SLED15 / SLES15 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the SUSE-SU-2021:3472-1 advisory.

- Flatpak is a system for building, distributing, and running sandboxed desktop applications on Linux. In versions prior to 1.10.4 and 1.12.0, Flatpak apps with direct access to AF_UNIX sockets such as those used by Wayland, Pipewire or pipewire-pulse can trick portals and other host-OS services into treating the Flatpak app as though it was an ordinary, non-sandboxed host-OS process. They can do this by manipulating the VFS using recent mount-related syscalls that are not blocked by Flatpak's denylist seccomp filter, in order to substitute a crafted `/.flatpak-info` or make that file disappear entirely. Flatpak apps that act as clients for AF_UNIX sockets such as those used by Wayland, Pipewire or pipewire-pulse can escalate the privileges that the corresponding services will believe the Flatpak app has. Note that protocols that operate entirely over the D-Bus session bus (user bus), system bus or accessibility bus are not affected by this. This is due to the use of a proxy process `xdg-dbus-proxy`, whose VFS cannot be manipulated by the Flatpak app, when interacting with these buses. Patches exist for versions 1.10.4 and 1.12.0, and as of time of publication, a patch for version 1.8.2 is being planned. There are no workarounds aside from upgrading to a patched version. (CVE-2021-41133)

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/1191507

http://www.nessus.org/u?7119e550

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-41133

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 154305

File Name: suse_SU-2021-3472-1.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/21/2021

Updated: 10/21/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-41133

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 3.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:flatpak, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:flatpak-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:flatpak-zsh-completion, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libflatpak0, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:system-user-flatpak, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:typelib-1_0-Flatpak-1_0, 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: 10/20/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/8/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-41133

SuSE: SUSE-SU-2021:3472-1