Photon OS 4.0: Linux PHSA-2021-4.0-0127

critical Nessus Plugin ID 155322
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Synopsis

The remote PhotonOS host is missing multiple security updates.

Description

An update of the linux package has been released.

- An issue was discovered in net/tipc/crypto.c in the Linux kernel before 5.14.16. The Transparent Inter- Process Communication (TIPC) functionality allows remote attackers to exploit insufficient validation of user-supplied sizes for the MSG_CRYPTO message type. (CVE-2021-43267)

Solution

Update the affected Linux packages.

See Also

https://github.com/vmware/photon/wiki/Security-Updates-4.0-0127.md

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 155322

File Name: PhotonOS_PHSA-2021-4_0-0127_linux.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Published: 11/12/2021

Updated: 11/15/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-43267

VPR

Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/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:vmware:photonos:linux, 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: 11/11/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/2/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-43267