Rocky Linux 8 : c-ares (RLSA-2022:2043)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 161208

Synopsis

The remote Rocky Linux host is missing a security update.

Description

The remote Rocky Linux 8 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the RLSA-2022:2043 advisory.

- A flaw was found in c-ares library, where a missing input validation check of host names returned by DNS (Domain Name Servers) can lead to output of wrong hostnames which might potentially lead to Domain Hijacking. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to confidentiality and integrity as well as system availability. (CVE-2021-3672)

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

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://errata.rockylinux.org/RLSA-2022:2043

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1988342

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 161208

File Name: rocky_linux_RLSA-2022-2043.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Published: 5/16/2022

Updated: 5/16/2022

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.2

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-3672

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.6

Temporal Score: 4.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:nodejs, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:nodejs-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:nodejs-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:nodejs-devel, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:nodejs-docs, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:nodejs-full-i18n, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:nodejs-nodemon, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:nodejs-packaging, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:npm, cpe:/o:rocky:linux:8

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/16/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/13/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-3672

RLSA: 2022:2043