Oracle Linux 8 : procps-ng (ELSA-2023-7187)

low Nessus Plugin ID 186126


The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.


The remote Oracle Linux 8 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the ELSA-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, procps-ng-devel and / or procps-ng-i18n packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 186126

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2023-7187.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/21/2023

Updated: 12/21/2023

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, 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:/a:oracle:linux:8::codeready_builder, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:8, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:8:9:baseos_base, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:8::baseos_latest, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:procps-ng, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:procps-ng-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:procps-ng-i18n

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/17/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/2/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-4016

IAVA: 2023-A-0434