RHEL 7 : rh-dotnet21-curl (Unpatched Vulnerability)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 199142

Synopsis

The remote Red Hat 7 host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities that will not be patched.

Description

The remote Redhat Enterprise Linux 7 host has one or more packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities that have been acknowledged by the vendor but will not be patched.

- curl: Glob parser write/read out of bounds (CVE-2016-8620)

- Use-after-free vulnerability in libcurl before 7.50.1 allows attackers to control which connection is used or possibly have unspecified other impact via unknown vectors. (CVE-2016-5421)

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied on the package manager's report that the package is installed.

Solution

The vendor has acknowledged the vulnerabilities but no solution has been provided. Refer to the vendor for remediation guidance.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 199142

File Name: redhat_unpatched_rh-dotnet21-curl-rhel7.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/3/2024

Updated: 6/3/2024

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

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-8620

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/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:mingw-virt-viewer, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/3/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-5421, CVE-2016-8620