Scientific Linux Security Update : zlib on SL7.x i686/x86_64 (2022:2213)

high Nessus Plugin ID 161383


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


The remote Scientific Linux 7 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the SLSA-2022:2213-1 advisory.

- zlib: A flaw found in zlib when compressing (not decompressing) certain inputs (CVE-2018-25032)

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: 161383

File Name: sl_20220517_zlib_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/19/2022

Updated: 5/19/2022

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.1


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-25032


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:minizip, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:minizip-devel, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:zlib, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:zlib-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:zlib-devel, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:zlib-static

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/17/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/25/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-25032