RHCOS 4 : OpenShift Container Platform 4.10.56 (RHSA-2023:1655)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 189435


The remote Red Hat CoreOS host is missing one or more security updates for OpenShift Container Platform 4.10.56.


The remote Red Hat Enterprise Linux CoreOS 4 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the RHSA-2023:1655 advisory.

- Spring Security, versions 5.7 prior to 5.7.5, and 5.6 prior to 5.6.9, and older unsupported versions could be susceptible to a privilege escalation under certain conditions. A malicious user or attacker can modify a request initiated by the Client (via the browser) to the Authorization Server which can lead to a privilege escalation on the subsequent approval. This scenario can happen if the Authorization Server responds with an OAuth2 Access Token Response containing an empty scope list (per RFC 6749, Section 5.1) on the subsequent request to the token endpoint to obtain the access token. (CVE-2022-31690)

- Spring Security, versions 5.7 prior to 5.7.5 and 5.6 prior to 5.6.9 could be susceptible to authorization rules bypass via forward or include dispatcher types. Specifically, an application is vulnerable when all of the following are true: The application expects that Spring Security applies security to forward and include dispatcher types. The application uses the AuthorizationFilter either manually or via the authorizeHttpRequests() method. The application configures the FilterChainProxy to apply to forward and/or include requests (e.g. spring.security.filter.dispatcher-types = request, error, async, forward, include).
The application may forward or include the request to a higher privilege-secured endpoint.The application configures Spring Security to apply to every dispatcher type via authorizeHttpRequests().shouldFilterAllDispatcherTypes(true) (CVE-2022-31692)

- A security issue was discovered in kube-apiserver that allows an aggregated API server to redirect client traffic to any URL. This could lead to the client performing unexpected actions as well as forwarding the client's API server credentials to third parties. (CVE-2022-3172)

- Apache Commons Text performs variable interpolation, allowing properties to be dynamically evaluated and expanded. The standard format for interpolation is ${prefix:name}, where prefix is used to locate an instance of org.apache.commons.text.lookup.StringLookup that performs the interpolation. Starting with version 1.5 and continuing through 1.9, the set of default Lookup instances included interpolators that could result in arbitrary code execution or contact with remote servers. These lookups are: - script - execute expressions using the JVM script execution engine (javax.script) - dns - resolve dns records - url - load values from urls, including from remote servers Applications using the interpolation defaults in the affected versions may be vulnerable to remote code execution or unintentional contact with remote servers if untrusted configuration values are used. Users are recommended to upgrade to Apache Commons Text 1.10.0, which disables the problematic interpolators by default. (CVE-2022-42889)

- A sandbox bypass vulnerability involving map constructors in Jenkins Script Security Plugin 1228.vd93135a_2fb_25 and earlier allows attackers with permission to define and run sandboxed scripts, including Pipelines, to bypass the sandbox protection and execute arbitrary code in the context of the Jenkins controller JVM. (CVE-2023-24422)

- HAProxy before 2.7.3 may allow a bypass of access control because HTTP/1 headers are inadvertently lost in some situations, aka request smuggling. The HTTP header parsers in HAProxy may accept empty header field names, which could be used to truncate the list of HTTP headers and thus make some headers disappear after being parsed and processed for HTTP/1.0 and HTTP/1.1. For HTTP/2 and HTTP/3, the impact is limited because the headers disappear before being parsed and processed, as if they had not been sent by the client. The fixed versions are 2.7.3, 2.6.9, 2.5.12, 2.4.22, 2.2.29, and 2.0.31. (CVE-2023-25725)

- Jenkins 2.270 through 2.393 (both inclusive), LTS 2.277.1 through 2.375.3 (both inclusive) does not escape the Jenkins version a plugin depends on when rendering the error message stating its incompatibility with the current version of Jenkins, resulting in a stored cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability exploitable by attackers able to provide plugins to the configured update sites and have this message shown by Jenkins instances. (CVE-2023-27898)

- Jenkins 2.393 and earlier, LTS 2.375.3 and earlier creates a temporary file in the default temporary directory with the default permissions for newly created files when uploading a plugin for installation, potentially allowing attackers with access to the Jenkins controller file system to read and write the file before it is used, potentially resulting in arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2023-27899)

- Jenkins 2.393 and earlier, LTS 2.375.3 and earlier creates a temporary file in the default temporary directory with the default permissions for newly created files when uploading a file parameter through the CLI, potentially allowing attackers with access to the Jenkins controller file system to read and write the file before it is used. (CVE-2023-27903)

- Jenkins 2.393 and earlier, LTS 2.375.3 and earlier prints an error stack trace on agent-related pages when agent connections are broken, potentially revealing information about Jenkins configuration that is otherwise inaccessible to attackers. (CVE-2023-27904)

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


Update the RHCOS OpenShift Container Platform 4.10.56 package based on the guidance in RHSA-2023:1655.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 189435

File Name: rhcos-RHSA-2023-1655.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/24/2024

Updated: 1/26/2024

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.4


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-27898


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9.1

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-42889

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7:coreos, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:8:coreos, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:haproxy22, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:jenkins, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:jenkins-2-plugins, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:openshift-hyperkube

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: 4/12/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/13/2022

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Apache Commons Text RCE)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-31690, CVE-2022-31692, CVE-2022-3172, CVE-2022-42889, CVE-2023-24422, CVE-2023-25725, CVE-2023-27898, CVE-2023-27899, CVE-2023-27903, CVE-2023-27904

CWE: 1188, 20, 200, 266, 269, 378, 444, 79, 863, 918, 94

IAVA: 2023-A-0127-S, 2023-A-0593-S

RHSA: 2023:1655