RHEL 6 : augeas (RHSA-2014:0044)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 72060


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


Updated augeas packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

Augeas is a utility for editing configuration. Augeas parses configuration files in their native formats and transforms them into a tree. Configuration changes are made by manipulating this tree and saving it back into native configuration files. Augeas also uses 'lenses' as basic building blocks for establishing the mapping from files into the Augeas tree and back.

A flaw was found in the way Augeas handled certain umask settings when creating new configuration files. This flaw could result in configuration files being created as world-writable, allowing unprivileged local users to modify their content. (CVE-2013-6412)

This issue was discovered by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

All augeas users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. All running applications using augeas must be restarted for the update to take effect.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 72060

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2014-0044.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/01/21

Modified: 2017/01/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 3.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:augeas, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:augeas-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:augeas-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:augeas-libs, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6.5

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: 2014/01/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-6412

OSVDB: 102332

RHSA: 2014:0044