Photon OS 3.0: Keepalived PHSA-2022-3.0-0348

medium Nessus Plugin ID 156591


The remote PhotonOS host is missing multiple security updates.


An update of the keepalived package has been released.

- In Keepalived through 2.2.4, the D-Bus policy does not sufficiently restrict the message destination, allowing any user to inspect and manipulate any property. This leads to access-control bypass in some situations in which an unrelated D-Bus system service has a settable (writable) property (CVE-2021-44225)


Update the affected Linux packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 156591

File Name: PhotonOS_PHSA-2022-3_0-0348_keepalived.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Published: 1/10/2022

Updated: 1/24/2022

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 2.5


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-44225


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.4

Temporal Score: 4.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:vmware:photonos:keepalived, cpe:/o:vmware:photonos:3.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/6/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/26/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-44225