Fedora 36 : binwalk (2022-3727f00e4b)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 169537



The remote Fedora host is missing one or more security updates.


The remote Fedora 36 host has a package installed that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the FEDORA-2022-3727f00e4b advisory.

- A vulnerability, which was classified as problematic, was found in ReFirm Labs binwalk up to 2.3.2.
Affected is an unknown function of the file src/binwalk/modules/extractor.py of the component Archive Extraction Handler. The manipulation leads to symlink following. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. Upgrading to version 2.3.3 is able to address this issue. The name of the patch is fa0c0bd59b8588814756942fe4cb5452e76c1dcd. It is recommended to upgrade the affected component. The identifier of this vulnerability is VDB-216876. (CVE-2021-4287)

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Update the affected binwalk package.

See Also


Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 169537

File Name: fedora_2022-3727f00e4b.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/5/2023

Updated: 1/19/2023

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-4287


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:binwalk, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:36

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/27/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/27/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-4287