RHEL 6 : coreutils (RHSA-2013:1652)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 71014

Synopsis

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

Description

Updated coreutils packages that fix three security issues, several bugs, and add two enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having low security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

The coreutils package contains the core GNU utilities. It is a combination of the old GNU fileutils, sh-utils, and textutils packages.

It was discovered that the sort, uniq, and join utilities did not properly restrict the use of the alloca() function. An attacker could use this flaw to crash those utilities by providing long input strings. (CVE-2013-0221, CVE-2013-0222, CVE-2013-0223)

These updated coreutils packages include numerous bug fixes and two enhancements. Space precludes documenting all of these changes in this advisory. Users are directed to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 Technical Notes, linked to in the References, for information on the most significant of these changes.

All coreutils users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues and add these enhancements.

Solution

Update the affected coreutils, coreutils-debuginfo and / or coreutils-libs packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?c6b506c4

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013:1652

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2013-0221

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2013-0223

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2013-0222

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 71014

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2013-1652.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/21/2013

Updated: 1/14/2021

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

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.2

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.4

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

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:coreutils, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:coreutils-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:coreutils-libs, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6

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: 11/21/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/23/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-0221, CVE-2013-0222, CVE-2013-0223

BID: 57492, 57516, 57517

RHSA: 2013:1652