RHEL 9 : c-ares (RHSA-2023:7368)

high Nessus Plugin ID 186074

Synopsis

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description

The remote Redhat Enterprise Linux 9 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the RHSA-2023:7368 advisory.

- A flaw was found in the c-ares package. The ares_set_sortlist is missing checks about the validity of the input string, which allows a possible arbitrary length stack overflow. This issue may cause a denial of service or a limited impact on confidentiality and integrity. (CVE-2022-4904)

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

Solution

Update the affected c-ares and / or c-ares-devel packages.

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2022-4904

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2023:7368

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 186074

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2023-7368.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/21/2023

Updated: 11/21/2023

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

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.5

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9

Temporal Score: 7

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-4904

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.6

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:redhat:rhel_aus:9.2, cpe:/o:redhat:rhel_e4s:9.2, cpe:/o:redhat:rhel_eus:9.2, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:c-ares, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:c-ares-devel

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: 11/21/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/20/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-4904

CWE: 119, 20

RHSA: 2023:7368