CentOS 7 : xz (CESA-2022:5052)

high Nessus Plugin ID 163733


The remote CentOS Linux host is missing a security update.


The remote CentOS Linux 7 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the CESA-2022:5052 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.

See Also


Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 163733

File Name: centos_RHSA-2022-5052.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/2/2022

Updated: 9/8/2022

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure

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: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:xz, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:xz-compat-libs, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:xz-devel, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:xz-libs, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:xz-lzma-compat, cpe:/o:centos:centos:7

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/2/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/19/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-1271

RHSA: 2022:5052

CWE: 20