Amazon Linux 2022 : (ALAS2022-2023-277)

high Nessus Plugin ID 170615

Synopsis

The remote Amazon Linux 2022 host is missing a security update.

Description

It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the ALAS2022-2023-277 advisory.

- GNU Emacs through 28.2 allows attackers to execute commands via shell metacharacters in the name of a source-code file, because lib-src/etags.c uses the system C library function in its implementation of the ctags program. For example, a victim may use the ctags * command (suggested in the ctags documentation) in a situation where the current working directory has contents that depend on untrusted input.
(CVE-2022-45939)

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

Solution

Run 'dnf update emacs' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/AL2022/ALAS-2023-277.html

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/cve/html/CVE-2022-45939.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 170615

File Name: al2022_ALAS2022-2023-277.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/25/2023

Updated: 1/25/2023

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

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-45939

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:emacs-common-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:emacs-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:emacs-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:emacs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:emacs-filesystem, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:emacs-devel, cpe:/o:amazon:linux:2022, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:emacs-common, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:emacs-terminal, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:emacs-lucid-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:emacs-nox-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:emacs-nox, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:emacs-lucid

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/20/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/28/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-45939