RHEL 6 / 7 : ipa (RHSA-2016:1797)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 93269


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


An update for ipa is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

Red Hat Identity Management (IdM) is a centralized authentication, identity management, and authorization solution for both traditional and cloud-based enterprise environments.

Security Fix(es) :

* An insufficient permission check issue was found in the way IPA server treats certificate revocation requests. An attacker logged in with the 'retrieve certificate' permission enabled could use this flaw to revoke certificates, possibly triggering a denial of service attack. (CVE-2016-5404)

This issue was discovered by Fraser Tweedale (Red Hat).


Update the affected packages.

See Also



Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 93269

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2016-1797.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/09/02

Modified: 2017/01/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4

Temporal Score: 3.3

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

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


Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:ipa-admintools, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:ipa-client, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:ipa-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:ipa-python, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:ipa-server, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:ipa-server-dns, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:ipa-server-selinux, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:ipa-server-trust-ad, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.2

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: 2016/09/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-5404

OSVDB: 143245

RHSA: 2016:1797