RHEL 9 : kpatch-patch (RHSA-2024:1055)

high Nessus Plugin ID 191441


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update for kpatch-patch.


The remote Redhat Enterprise Linux 9 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the RHSA-2024:1055 advisory.

- A race condition was found in the GSM 0710 tty multiplexor in the Linux kernel. This issue occurs when two threads execute the GSMIOC_SETCONF ioctl on the same tty file descriptor with the gsm line discipline enabled, and can lead to a use-after-free problem on a struct gsm_dlci while restarting the gsm mux. This could allow a local unprivileged user to escalate their privileges on the system. (CVE-2023-6546)

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


Update the RHEL kpatch-patch package based on the guidance in RHSA-2024:1055.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 191441

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2024-1055.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/29/2024

Updated: 3/1/2024

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.0


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6

Temporal Score: 5

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-6546


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:redhat:rhel_e4s:9.2, cpe:/o:redhat:rhel_aus:9.2, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kpatch-patch-5_14_0-284_25_1, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kpatch-patch-5_14_0-284_48_1, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kpatch-patch-5_14_0-284_30_1, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kpatch-patch-5_14_0-284_52_1, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kpatch-patch-5_14_0-284_40_1, cpe:/o:redhat:rhel_eus:9.2

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: 2/29/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/21/2023

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-6546

CWE: 362, 416

RHSA: 2024:1055