CentOS 8 : procps-ng (CESA-2023:7187)

low Nessus Plugin ID 185643


The remote CentOS host is missing a security update.


The remote CentOS Linux 8 host has a package installed that is affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the CESA-2023:7187 advisory.

- Under some circumstances, this weakness allows a user who has access to run the ps utility on a machine, the ability to write almost unlimited amounts of unfiltered data into the process heap. (CVE-2023-4016)

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 procps-ng-devel package.

See Also


Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 185643

File Name: centos8_RHSA-2023-7187.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/14/2023

Updated: 2/8/2024

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 1.4


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 1.7

Temporal Score: 1.3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-4016


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 3.3

Temporal Score: 2.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:centos:centos:8, cpe:/o:centos:centos:8-stream, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:procps-ng-devel

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/14/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/2/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-4016

IAVA: 2023-A-0434

RHSA: 2023:7187