Scientific Linux Security Update : xz on SL7.x i686/x86_64 (2022:5052)

high Nessus Plugin ID 162323


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-2022:5052-1 advisory.

- gzip: arbitrary-file-write vulnerability (CVE-2022-1271)

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: 162323

File Name: sl_20220615_xz_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/16/2022

Updated: 9/8/2022

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-1271


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:xz, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:xz-compat-libs, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:xz-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:xz-devel, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:xz-libs, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:xz-lzma-compat

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: 6/15/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/19/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-1271