Ubuntu 22.04 LTS : Bash vulnerability (USN-6697-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 192198


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security update.


The remote Ubuntu 22.04 LTS host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the USN-6697-1 advisory.

- A flaw was found in the bash package, where a heap-buffer overflow can occur in valid parameter_transform.
This issue may lead to memory problems. (CVE-2022-3715)

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 bash, bash-builtins and / or bash-static packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 192198

File Name: ubuntu_USN-6697-1.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/18/2024

Updated: 3/18/2024

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-3715


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:22.04:-:lts, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:bash, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:bash-builtins, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:bash-static

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/18/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/5/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-3715

USN: 6697-1