RHEL 8 : pmix (RHSA-2024:3008)

high Nessus Plugin ID 197756

Synopsis

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update for pmix.

Description

The remote Redhat Enterprise Linux 8 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the RHSA-2024:3008 advisory.

The Process Management Interface (PMI) provides process management functions for MPI implementations. PMI Exascale (PMIx) provides an extended version of the PMI standard specifically designed to support clusters up to and including exascale sizes.

Security Fix(es):

* pmix: race condition allows attackers to obtain ownership of arbitrary files (CVE-2023-41915)

For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a CVSS score, acknowledgments, and other related information, refer to the CVE page(s) listed in the References section.

Additional Changes:

For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.10 Release Notes linked from the References section.

Tenable has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Red Hat Enterprise Linux security advisory.

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

Solution

Update the RHEL pmix package based on the guidance in RHSA-2024:3008.

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#important

http://www.nessus.org/u?99ff6172

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=2238898

http://www.nessus.org/u?5e430162

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2024:3008

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 197756

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2024-3008.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/23/2024

Updated: 5/23/2024

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

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.6

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-41915

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:pmix, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:8, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:pmix-devel

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/22/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/9/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-41915

CWE: 362

RHSA: 2024:3008