Amazon Linux 2 : (ALAS-2023-1920)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 171051


The remote Amazon Linux 2 host is missing a security update.


It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the ALAS2-2023-1920 advisory.

- ** DISPUTED ** An integer overflow in util-linux through 2.37.1 can potentially cause a buffer overflow if an attacker were able to use system resources in a way that leads to a large number in the /proc/sysvipc/sem file. NOTE: this is unexploitable in GNU C Library environments, and possibly in all realistic environments. (CVE-2021-37600)

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


pkg_manager = 'yum'Run ' update util-linux' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 171051

File Name: al2_ALAS-2023-1920.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/6/2023

Updated: 9/5/2023

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 1.2

Temporal Score: 0.9

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-37600


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libblkid, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libblkid-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libfdisk, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libfdisk-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libmount, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libmount-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libsmartcols, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libsmartcols-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libuuid, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libuuid-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python-libmount, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:util-linux, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:util-linux-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:util-linux-user, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:uuidd, cpe:/o:amazon:linux:2

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/30/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/30/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-37600