Rocky Linux 8 : procps-ng (RLSA-2023:7187)

low Nessus Plugin ID 186399


The remote Rocky Linux host is missing a security update.


The remote Rocky Linux 8 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the RLSA-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 packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 186399

File Name: rocky_linux_RLSA-2023-7187.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Published: 11/28/2023

Updated: 12/21/2023

Supported Sensors: 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: p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:procps-ng, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:procps-ng-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:procps-ng-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:procps-ng-devel, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:procps-ng-i18n, cpe:/o:rocky:linux:8

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/28/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/2/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-4016

IAVA: 2023-A-0434