Scientific Linux Security Update : pki-core on SL7.x x86_64 (2022:8799)

high Nessus Plugin ID 168455


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-2022:8799-1 advisory.

- pki-core: access to external entities when parsing XML can lead to XXE (CVE-2022-2414)

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: 168455

File Name: sl_20221206_pki_core_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/7/2022

Updated: 10/6/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.1

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-2414


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.7

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

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:pki-base, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:pki-base-java, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:pki-ca, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:pki-core-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:pki-javadoc, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:pki-kra, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:pki-tools, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:pki-server, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:pki-symkey

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: 12/6/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/29/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-2414