RHEL 8 : dmidecode (RHSA-2023:5252)

high Nessus Plugin ID 181633


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


The remote Redhat Enterprise Linux 8 host has a package installed that is affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the RHSA-2023:5252 advisory.

- Dmidecode before 3.5 allows -dump-bin to overwrite a local file. This has security relevance because, for example, execution of Dmidecode via Sudo is plausible. (CVE-2023-30630)

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 dmidecode package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 181633

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2023-5252.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/19/2023

Updated: 9/29/2023

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: 6.2

Temporal Score: 4.9

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-30630


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:N/A:H

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:8, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:dmidecode

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: 9/19/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/13/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-30630

CWE: 269

RHSA: 2023:5252