Scientific Linux Security Update : device-mapper-multipath on SL7.x i686/x86_64 (2022:7186)

high Nessus Plugin ID 166778


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-2022:7186-1 advisory.

- device-mapper-multipath: Authorization bypass, multipathd daemon listens for client connections on an abstract Unix socket (CVE-2022-41974)

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: 166778

File Name: sl_20221025_device_mapper_multipath_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/1/2022

Updated: 11/30/2022

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-41974


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:device-mapper-multipath, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:device-mapper-multipath-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:device-mapper-multipath-devel, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:device-mapper-multipath-libs, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:device-mapper-multipath-sysvinit, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:kpartx, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:libdmmp, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:libdmmp-devel

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/25/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/25/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-41974