NewStart CGSL CORE 5.05 / MAIN 5.05 : glibc Vulnerability (NS-SA-2022-0042)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 160837


The remote NewStart CGSL host is affected by a vulnerability.


The remote NewStart CGSL host, running version CORE 5.05 / MAIN 5.05, has glibc packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability:

- The wordexp function in the GNU C Library (aka glibc) through 2.33 may crash or read arbitrary memory in parse_param (in posix/wordexp.c) when called with an untrusted, crafted pattern, potentially resulting in a denial of service or disclosure of information. This occurs because atoi was used but strtoul should have been used to ensure correct calculations. (CVE-2021-35942)

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


Upgrade the vulnerable CGSL glibc packages. Note that updated packages may not be available yet. Please contact ZTE for more information.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 160837

File Name: newstart_cgsl_NS-SA-2022-0042_glibc.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Published: 5/10/2022

Updated: 5/10/2022

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.2


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 4.7

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-35942


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.1

Temporal Score: 7.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:zte:cgsl_core:glibc-i18n, p-cpe:/a:zte:cgsl_core:glibc-iconv, p-cpe:/a:zte:cgsl_core:glibc-common, p-cpe:/a:zte:cgsl_core:glibc-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:zte:cgsl_main:glibc, p-cpe:/a:zte:cgsl_main:glibc-utils, p-cpe:/a:zte:cgsl_core:glibc-devel, p-cpe:/a:zte:cgsl_core:glibc-tools, p-cpe:/a:zte:cgsl_core:nscd, p-cpe:/a:zte:cgsl_main:glibc-common, p-cpe:/a:zte:cgsl_core:glibc-headers, cpe:/o:zte:cgsl_main:5, p-cpe:/a:zte:cgsl_main:nscd, cpe:/o:zte:cgsl_core:5, p-cpe:/a:zte:cgsl_core:glibc-lang, p-cpe:/a:zte:cgsl_main:glibc-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:zte:cgsl_main:glibc-debuginfo-common, p-cpe:/a:zte:cgsl_core:glibc-static, p-cpe:/a:zte:cgsl_main:glibc-static, p-cpe:/a:zte:cgsl_core:glibc-locale, p-cpe:/a:zte:cgsl_main:glibc-headers, p-cpe:/a:zte:cgsl_core:glibc, p-cpe:/a:zte:cgsl_core:glibc-debuginfo-common, p-cpe:/a:zte:cgsl_core:glibc-utils, p-cpe:/a:zte:cgsl_main:glibc-devel

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/8/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/22/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-35942