Rocky Linux 8 : rpm (RLSA-2021:2574)

high Nessus Plugin ID 157797


The remote Rocky Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


The remote Rocky Linux 8 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the RLSA-2021:2574 advisory.

- 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)

- 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)

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


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 157797

File Name: rocky_linux_RLSA-2021-2574.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Published: 2/9/2022

Updated: 11/7/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.1

Temporal Score: 3.8

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-20271


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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:rpm-devel, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:rpm-devel-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:rpm-libs, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:rpm-libs-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:rpm-plugin-fapolicyd, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:rpm-plugin-fapolicyd-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:rpm-plugin-ima, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:rpm-plugin-ima-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:rpm-plugin-prioreset, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:rpm-plugin-prioreset-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:rpm-plugin-selinux, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:rpm-plugin-selinux-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:rpm-plugin-syslog, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:rpm-plugin-syslog-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:rpm-plugin-systemd-inhibit, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:rpm-plugin-systemd-inhibit-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:rpm-sign, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:rpm-sign-debuginfo, cpe:/o:rocky:linux:8, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:python3-rpm, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:python3-rpm-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:rpm, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:rpm-apidocs, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:rpm-build, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:rpm-build-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:rpm-build-libs, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:rpm-build-libs-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:rpm-cron, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:rpm-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:rpm-debugsource

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/22/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/22/2021

Reference Information

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