AlmaLinux 8 : openssh (ALSA-2022:2013)

high Nessus Plugin ID 161117


The remote AlmaLinux host is missing a security update.


The remote AlmaLinux 8 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the ALSA-2022:2013 advisory.

- sshd in OpenSSH 6.2 through 8.x before 8.8, when certain non-default configurations are used, allows privilege escalation because supplemental groups are not initialized as expected. Helper programs for AuthorizedKeysCommand and AuthorizedPrincipalsCommand may run with privileges associated with group memberships of the sshd process, if the configuration specifies running the command as a different user.

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: 161117

File Name: alma_linux_ALSA-2022-2013.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Published: 5/12/2022

Updated: 5/12/2022

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.4

Temporal Score: 3.3

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-41617


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7

Temporal Score: 6.1

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/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:alma:linux:openssh, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:openssh-askpass, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:openssh-cavs, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:openssh-clients, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:openssh-keycat, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:openssh-ldap, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:openssh-server, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:pam_ssh_agent_auth, cpe:/o:alma:linux:8

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/10/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/26/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-41617

ALSA: 2022:2013

IAVA: 2021-A-0474