RHEL 8 : container-tools:4.0 (RHSA-2023:2802)

high Nessus Plugin ID 175871


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


The remote Redhat Enterprise Linux 8 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the RHSA-2023:2802 advisory.

- Acceptance of some invalid Transfer-Encoding headers in the HTTP/1 client in net/http before Go 1.17.12 and Go 1.18.4 allows HTTP request smuggling if combined with an intermediate server that also improperly fails to reject the header as invalid. (CVE-2022-1705)

- Uncontrolled recursion in the Parse functions in go/parser before Go 1.17.12 and Go 1.18.4 allow an attacker to cause a panic due to stack exhaustion via deeply nested types or declarations. (CVE-2022-1962)

- In net/http in Go before 1.18.6 and 1.19.x before 1.19.1, attackers can cause a denial of service because an HTTP/2 connection can hang during closing if shutdown were preempted by a fatal error. (CVE-2022-27664)

- Uncontrolled recursion in Decoder.Skip in encoding/xml before Go 1.17.12 and Go 1.18.4 allows an attacker to cause a panic due to stack exhaustion via a deeply nested XML document. (CVE-2022-28131)

- An incorrect handling of the supplementary groups in the Podman container engine might lead to the sensitive information disclosure or possible data modification if an attacker has direct access to the affected container where supplementary groups are used to set access permissions and is able to execute a binary code in that container. (CVE-2022-2989)

- Uncontrolled recursion in Glob in io/fs before Go 1.17.12 and Go 1.18.4 allows an attacker to cause a panic due to stack exhaustion via a path which contains a large number of path separators.

- Uncontrolled recursion in Reader.Read in compress/gzip before Go 1.17.12 and Go 1.18.4 allows an attacker to cause a panic due to stack exhaustion via an archive containing a large number of concatenated 0-length compressed files. (CVE-2022-30631)

- Uncontrolled recursion in Glob in path/filepath before Go 1.17.12 and Go 1.18.4 allows an attacker to cause a panic due to stack exhaustion via a path containing a large number of path separators.

- Uncontrolled recursion in Unmarshal in encoding/xml before Go 1.17.12 and Go 1.18.4 allows an attacker to cause a panic due to stack exhaustion via unmarshalling an XML document into a Go struct which has a nested field that uses the 'any' field tag. (CVE-2022-30633)

- Uncontrolled recursion in Decoder.Decode in encoding/gob before Go 1.17.12 and Go 1.18.4 allows an attacker to cause a panic due to stack exhaustion via a message which contains deeply nested structures.

- Improper exposure of client IP addresses in net/http before Go 1.17.12 and Go 1.18.4 can be triggered by calling httputil.ReverseProxy.ServeHTTP with a Request.Header map containing a nil value for the X-Forwarded-For header, which causes ReverseProxy to set the client IP as the value of the X-Forwarded-For header. (CVE-2022-32148)

- A too-short encoded message can cause a panic in Float.GobDecode and Rat GobDecode in math/big in Go before 1.17.13 and 1.18.5, potentially allowing a denial of service. (CVE-2022-32189)

- An attacker can cause excessive memory growth in a Go server accepting HTTP/2 requests. HTTP/2 server connections contain a cache of HTTP header keys sent by the client. While the total number of entries in this cache is capped, an attacker sending very large keys can cause the server to allocate approximately 64 MiB per open connection. (CVE-2022-41717)

- A Time-of-check Time-of-use (TOCTOU) flaw was found in podman. This issue may allow a malicious user to replace a normal file in a volume with a symlink while exporting the volume, allowing for access to arbitrary files on the host file system. (CVE-2023-0778)

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 packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 175871

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2023-2802.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/16/2023

Updated: 5/24/2023

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.0


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.6

Temporal Score: 5.2

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-0778


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.1

Temporal Score: 6.4

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-2989

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:containernetworking-plugins, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:containers-common, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:crit, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:criu, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:criu-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:criu-libs, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:crun, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:fuse-overlayfs, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libslirp, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libslirp-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:netavark, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:8, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:aardvark-dns, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:buildah, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:buildah-tests, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:cockpit-podman, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:conmon, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:container-selinux, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:oci-seccomp-bpf-hook, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:podman, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:podman-catatonit, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:podman-docker, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:podman-gvproxy, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:podman-plugins, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:podman-remote, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:podman-tests, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:python3-criu, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:python3-podman, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:runc, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:skopeo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:skopeo-tests, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:slirp4netns, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:toolbox, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:toolbox-tests, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:udica

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/16/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/13/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-1705, CVE-2022-1962, CVE-2022-27664, CVE-2022-28131, CVE-2022-2989, CVE-2022-30630, CVE-2022-30631, CVE-2022-30632, CVE-2022-30633, CVE-2022-30635, CVE-2022-32148, CVE-2022-32189, CVE-2022-41717, CVE-2023-0778

CWE: 1325, 200, 367, 400, 444, 770, 842

RHSA: 2023:2802