Amazon Linux 2023 : python3-unbound, unbound, unbound-anchor (ALAS2023-2024-604)

high Nessus Plugin ID 194500


The remote Amazon Linux 2023 host is missing a security update.


It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the ALAS2023-2024-604 advisory.

- A vulnerability was found in Unbound due to incorrect default permissions, allowing any process outside the unbound group to modify the unbound runtime configuration. If a process can connect over localhost to port 8953, it can alter the configuration of unbound.service. This flaw allows an unprivileged attacker to manipulate a running instance, potentially altering forwarders, allowing them to track all queries forwarded by the local resolver, and, in some cases, disrupting resolving altogether. (CVE-2024-1488)

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


Run 'dnf update unbound --releasever 2023.4.20240429' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 194500

File Name: al2023_ALAS2023-2024-604.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/29/2024

Updated: 4/29/2024

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.3


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2024-1488


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8

Temporal Score: 7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python3-unbound, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python3-unbound-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:unbound, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:unbound-anchor, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:unbound-anchor-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:unbound-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:unbound-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:unbound-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:unbound-libs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:unbound-libs-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:unbound-utils, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:unbound-utils-debuginfo, cpe:/o:amazon:linux:2023

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/25/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/15/2024

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2024-1488