Amazon Linux 2 : grub2 (ALAS-2023-2292)

high Nessus Plugin ID 183466


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


The version of grub2 installed on the remote host is prior to 2.06-14. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the ALAS2-2023-2292 advisory.

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


Run 'yum update grub2' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 183466

File Name: al2_ALAS-2023-2292.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/20/2023

Updated: 11/2/2023

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-4692


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:grub2, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:grub2-common, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:grub2-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:grub2-efi-aa64, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:grub2-efi-aa64-cdboot, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:grub2-efi-aa64-ec2, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:grub2-efi-aa64-modules, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:grub2-efi-x64, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:grub2-efi-x64-cdboot, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:grub2-efi-x64-ec2, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:grub2-efi-x64-modules, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:grub2-emu, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:grub2-emu-modules, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:grub2-pc, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:grub2-pc-modules, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:grub2-tools, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:grub2-tools-efi, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:grub2-tools-extra, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:grub2-tools-minimal, 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: 10/12/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/12/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-4692, CVE-2023-4693