Amazon Linux 2 : containerd (ALASECS-2023-008)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 183318

Synopsis

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

Description

The version of containerd installed on the remote host is prior to 1.6.19-1. It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the ALAS2ECS-2023-008 advisory.

- Extremely large RSA keys in certificate chains can cause a client/server to expend significant CPU time verifying signatures. With fix, the size of RSA keys transmitted during handshakes is restricted to <= 8192 bits. Based on a survey of publicly trusted RSA keys, there are currently only three certificates in circulation with keys larger than this, and all three appear to be test certificates that are not actively deployed. It is possible there are larger keys in use in private PKIs, but we target the web PKI, so causing breakage here in the interests of increasing the default safety of users of crypto/tls seems reasonable. (CVE-2023-29409)

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

Solution

Run 'yum update containerd' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/AL2/ALASECS-2023-008.html

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/cve/html/CVE-2023-29409.html

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/faqs.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 183318

File Name: al2_ALASECS-2023-008.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/18/2023

Updated: 10/18/2023

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

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 1.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-29409

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:containerd, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:containerd-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:containerd-stress, cpe:/o:amazon:linux:2

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/27/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/2/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-29409

IAVB: 2023-B-0064-S