Amazon Linux 2 : nerdctl (ALAS-2023-2339)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 185784

Synopsis

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

Description

The version of nerdctl installed on the remote host is prior to 1.6.2-1. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the ALAS2-2023-2339 advisory.

- A malicious HTTP/2 client which rapidly creates requests and immediately resets them can cause excessive server resource consumption. While the total number of requests is bounded by the http2.Server.MaxConcurrentStreams setting, resetting an in-progress request allows the attacker to create a new request while the existing one is still executing. With the fix applied, HTTP/2 servers now bound the number of simultaneously executing handler goroutines to the stream concurrency limit (MaxConcurrentStreams). New requests arriving when at the limit (which can only happen after the client has reset an existing, in-flight request) will be queued until a handler exits. If the request queue grows too large, the server will terminate the connection. This issue is also fixed in golang.org/x/net/http2 for users manually configuring HTTP/2. The default stream concurrency limit is 250 streams (requests) per HTTP/2 connection. This value may be adjusted using the golang.org/x/net/http2 package; see the Server.MaxConcurrentStreams setting and the ConfigureServer function. (CVE-2023-39325)

- Text nodes not in the HTML namespace are incorrectly literally rendered, causing text which should be escaped to not be. This could lead to an XSS attack. (CVE-2023-3978)

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

Solution

Run 'yum update nerdctl' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/AL2/ALAS-2023-2339.html

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

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/cve/html/CVE-2023-39325.html

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/cve/html/CVE-2023-3978.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 185784

File Name: al2_ALAS-2023-2339.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/15/2023

Updated: 2/6/2024

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

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.1

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 4.7

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-3978

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.1

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/9/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/11/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-39325, CVE-2023-3978

IAVB: 2023-B-0080-S