Rocky Linux 8 : device-mapper-multipath (RLSA-2022:7928)

high Nessus Plugin ID 170782


The remote Rocky Linux host is missing a security update.


The remote Rocky Linux 8 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the RLSA-2022:7928 advisory.

- A vulnerability was found in the device-mapper-multipath. The device-mapper-multipath allows local users to obtain root access, exploited alone or in conjunction with CVE-2022-41973. Local users that are able to write to UNIX domain sockets can bypass access controls and manipulate the multipath setup. This issue occurs because an attacker can repeat a keyword, which is mishandled when arithmetic ADD is used instead of bitwise OR. This could lead to local privilege escalation to root. (CVE-2022-3787)

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: 170782

File Name: rocky_linux_RLSA-2022-7928.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Published: 1/30/2023

Updated: 4/11/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-3787


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/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:rocky:linux:kpartx-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:device-mapper-multipath, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:device-mapper-multipath-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:device-mapper-multipath-libs, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:device-mapper-multipath-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:device-mapper-multipath-devel, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:libdmmp, cpe:/o:rocky:linux:8, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:libdmmp-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:kpartx, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:device-mapper-multipath-libs-debuginfo

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/30/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/30/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-3787