Oracle Linux 9 : libtirpc (ELSA-2022-8400)

high Nessus Plugin ID 168115

Synopsis

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.

Description

The remote Oracle Linux 9 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the ELSA-2022-8400 advisory.

- In libtirpc before 1.3.3rc1, remote attackers could exhaust the file descriptors of a process that uses libtirpc because idle TCP connections are mishandled. This can, in turn, lead to an svc_run infinite loop without accepting new connections. (CVE-2021-46828)

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 libtirpc and / or libtirpc-devel packages.

See Also

https://linux.oracle.com/errata/ELSA-2022-8400.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 168115

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2022-8400.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/22/2022

Updated: 11/24/2022

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-46828

CVSS v3

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: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:2.3:a:oracle:linux:libtirpc:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:oracle:linux:libtirpc-devel:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, cpe:2.3:o:oracle:linux:9:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/22/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/20/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-46828