RHCOS 4 : OpenShift Container Platform 4.12.3 (RHSA-2023:0727)

high Nessus Plugin ID 189451


The remote Red Hat CoreOS host is missing one or more security updates for OpenShift Container Platform 4.12.3.


The remote Red Hat Enterprise Linux CoreOS 4 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the RHSA-2023:0727 advisory.

- Reader.Read does not set a limit on the maximum size of file headers. A maliciously crafted archive could cause Read to allocate unbounded amounts of memory, potentially causing resource exhaustion or panics.
After fix, Reader.Read limits the maximum size of header blocks to 1 MiB. (CVE-2022-2879)

- Requests forwarded by ReverseProxy include the raw query parameters from the inbound request, including unparsable parameters rejected by net/http. This could permit query parameter smuggling when a Go proxy forwards a parameter with an unparsable value. After fix, ReverseProxy sanitizes the query parameters in the forwarded query when the outbound request's Form field is set after the ReverseProxy. Director function returns, indicating that the proxy has parsed the query parameters. Proxies which do not parse query parameters continue to forward the original query parameters unchanged. (CVE-2022-2880)

- Uncontrolled recursion in Reader.Read in compress/gzip before Go 1.17.12 and Go 1.18.4 allows an attacker to cause a panic due to stack exhaustion via an archive containing a large number of concatenated 0-length compressed files. (CVE-2022-30631)

- Programs which compile regular expressions from untrusted sources may be vulnerable to memory exhaustion or denial of service. The parsed regexp representation is linear in the size of the input, but in some cases the constant factor can be as high as 40,000, making relatively small regexps consume much larger amounts of memory. After fix, each regexp being parsed is limited to a 256 MB memory footprint. Regular expressions whose representation would use more space than that are rejected. Normal use of regular expressions is unaffected. (CVE-2022-41715)

- An uncontrolled resource consumption vulnerability was discovered in HAProxy which could crash the service. This issue could allow an authenticated remote attacker to run a specially crafted malicious server in an OpenShift cluster. The biggest impact is to availability. (CVE-2023-0056)

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 4.12.3 package based on the guidance in RHSA-2023:0727.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 189451

File Name: rhcos-RHSA-2023-0727.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/24/2024

Updated: 1/24/2024

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.1

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-2880


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:8:coreos, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:9:coreos, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:buildah, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:buildah-tests, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:conmon, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:container-selinux, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:containernetworking-plugins, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:containers-common, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:cri-o, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:crun, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:fuse-overlayfs, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:haproxy22, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-rt, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-rt-core, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-rt-debug, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-rt-debug-core, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-rt-debug-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-rt-debug-kvm, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-rt-debug-modules, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-rt-debug-modules-extra, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-rt-debug-modules-internal, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-rt-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-rt-kvm, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-rt-modules, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-rt-modules-extra, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-rt-modules-internal, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-rt-selftests-internal, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:openshift-clients, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:openshift-clients-redistributable, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:podman, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:podman-catatonit, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:podman-docker, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:podman-gvproxy, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:podman-plugins, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:podman-remote, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:podman-tests, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:runc, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:skopeo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:skopeo-tests, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:slirp4netns, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:toolbox

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: 2/16/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/13/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-2879, CVE-2022-2880, CVE-2022-30631, CVE-2022-41715, CVE-2023-0056

CWE: 1325, 400, 444, 770

RHSA: 2023:0727