Ubuntu 18.04 LTS / 20.04 LTS / 22.04 LTS / 22.10 : wheel vulnerability (USN-5821-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 170556

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security update.

Description

The remote Ubuntu 18.04 LTS / 20.04 LTS / 22.04 LTS / 22.10 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the USN-5821-1 advisory.

- An issue discovered in Python Packaging Authority (PyPA) Wheel 0.37.1 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service via attacker controlled input to wheel cli. (CVE-2022-40898)

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 packages.

See Also

https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-5821-1

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 170556

File Name: ubuntu_USN-5821-1.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/24/2023

Updated: 1/24/2023

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

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-2022-40898

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: cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts:*:*:*:*:*, cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:20.04:-:lts:*:*:*:*:*, cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:22.04:-:lts:*:*:*:*:*, cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:22.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python-wheel:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python-wheel-common:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python3-wheel:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python3-wheel-whl:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Debian/dpkg-l, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/24/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/23/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-40898

USN: 5821-1