RHEL 7 : firewalld (RHSA-2016:2597)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 94560


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


An update for firewalld is now available for 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.

firewalld is a firewall service daemon that provides a dynamic customizable firewall with a D-Bus interface.

The following packages have been upgraded to a newer upstream version:
firewalld ( (BZ#1302802)

Security Fix(es) :

* A flaw was found in the way firewalld allowed certain firewall configurations to be modified by unauthenticated users. Any locally logged in user could use this flaw to tamper or change firewall settings. (CVE-2016-5410)

Additional Changes :

For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 Release Notes linked from the References section.


Update the affected packages.

See Also




Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 94560

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2016-2597.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/11/04

Modified: 2018/01/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 1.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 5.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:firewall-applet, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:firewall-config, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:firewalld, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:firewalld-filesystem, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:python-firewall, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/11/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-5410

OSVDB: 143037

RHSA: 2016:2597