RHEL 8 : squashfs-tools (RHSA-2024:3139)

high Nessus Plugin ID 197780


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates for squashfs-tools.


The remote Redhat Enterprise Linux 8 host has a package installed that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the RHSA-2024:3139 advisory.

SquashFS is a highly compressed read-only file system for Linux. These packages contain the utilities for manipulating squashfs file systems.

Security Fix(es):

* squashfs-tools: unvalidated filepaths allow writing outside of destination (CVE-2021-40153)

* squashfs-tools: possible Directory Traversal via symbolic link (CVE-2021-41072)

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 these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Update the RHEL squashfs-tools package based on the guidance in RHSA-2024:3139.

See Also







Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 197780

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2024-3139.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/23/2024

Updated: 5/23/2024

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.0


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.5

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-41072


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:squashfs-tools, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:8

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: 5/22/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/27/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-40153, CVE-2021-41072

CWE: 22, 59

RHSA: 2024:3139