RHEL 8 : grub2 (RHSA-2024:3184)

high Nessus Plugin ID 197787


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates for grub2.


The remote Redhat Enterprise Linux 8 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the RHSA-2024:3184 advisory.

The grub2 packages provide version 2 of the Grand Unified Boot Loader (GRUB), a highly configurable and customizable boot loader with modular architecture. The packages support a variety of kernel formats, file systems, computer architectures, and hardware devices.

Security Fix(es):

* grub2: grub2-set-bootflag can be abused by local (pseudo-)users (CVE-2024-1048)

* grub2: Out-of-bounds write at fs/ntfs.c may lead to unsigned code execution (CVE-2023-4692)

* grub2: out-of-bounds read at fs/ntfs.c (CVE-2023-4693)

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 grub2 package based on the guidance in RHSA-2024:3184.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 197787

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2024-3184.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: 6.7


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-2023-4692


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: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:grub2-tools-minimal, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:grub2-tools, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:grub2-efi-x64-cdboot, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:grub2-efi-aa64, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:grub2-efi-ia32-modules, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:grub2-pc-modules, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:grub2-tools-extra, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:grub2-efi-aa64-modules, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:8, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:grub2-common, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:grub2-efi-x64, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:grub2, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:grub2-pc, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:grub2-efi-ia32-cdboot, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:grub2-efi-ia32, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:grub2-efi-x64-modules, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:grub2-efi-aa64-cdboot, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:grub2-ppc64le, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:grub2-tools-efi, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:grub2-ppc64le-modules

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: 10/25/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-4692, CVE-2023-4693, CVE-2024-1048

CWE: 122, 125, 459

RHSA: 2024:3184