SUSE SLES15 / openSUSE 15 Security Update : cloud-init (SUSE-SU-2024:0128-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 189101

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Synopsis

The remote SUSE host is missing a security update.

Description

The remote SUSE Linux SLES15 / SLES_SAP15 / openSUSE 15 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the SUSE-SU-2024:0128-1 advisory.

- Sensitive data could be exposed in logs of cloud-init before version 23.1.2. An attacker could use this information to find hashed passwords and possibly escalate their privilege. (CVE-2023-1786)

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 cloud-init, cloud-init-config-suse and / or cloud-init-doc packages.

See Also

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2023-1786

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1198269

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1201010

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1214169

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1215740

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1215794

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1216007

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1216011

https://lists.suse.com/pipermail/sle-updates/2024-January/033759.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 189101

File Name: suse_SU-2024-0128-1.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/17/2024

Updated: 1/17/2024

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

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 3.4

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-1786

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:15, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:cloud-init, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:cloud-init-config-suse

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/16/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/26/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-1786

SuSE: SUSE-SU-2024:0128-1