Oracle Linux 9 : keylime (ELSA-2023-5080)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 181331


The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


The remote Oracle Linux 9 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the ELSA-2023-5080 advisory.

- A flaw was found in the Keylime registrar that could allow a bypass of the challenge-response protocol during agent registration. This issue may allow an attacker to impersonate an agent and hide the true status of a monitored machine if the fake agent is added to the verifier list by a legitimate user, resulting in a breach of the integrity of the registrar database. (CVE-2023-38201)

- A flaw was found in Keylime. Due to their blocking nature, the Keylime registrar is subject to a remote denial of service against its SSL connections. This flaw allows an attacker to exhaust all available connections. (CVE-2023-38200)

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: Medium

ID: 181331

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2023-5080.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/13/2023

Updated: 9/21/2023

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.1

Temporal Score: 4.5

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-38201


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:keylime-selinux, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:keylime-verifier, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:keylime, cpe:/a:oracle:linux:9::appstream, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:9, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:keylime-base, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:keylime-registrar, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:keylime-tenant, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:python3-keylime

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/13/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/24/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-38200, CVE-2023-38201