CentOS Update for augeas CESA-2017:2788 centos7

Published: 2017-09-24 08:00:24
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Summary:
Check the version of augeas

Detection Method:
Checks if a vulnerable version is present on the target host.

Technical Details:
Augeas is a configuration editing tool. It 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 config files. Security Fix(es): * A vulnerability was discovered in augeas affecting the handling of escaped strings. An attacker could send crafted strings that would cause the application using augeas to copy past the end of a buffer, leading to a crash or possible code execution. (CVE-2017-7555) This issue was discovered by Han Han (Red Hat).

Affected Versions:
augeas on CentOS 7

Recommendations:
Please Install the Updated Packages.

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-7555

CVE Analysis

https://www.mageni.net/cve/CVE-2017-7555

References:

http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2017-September/022545.html

Severity
High
CVSS Score
7.5
Published
2017-09-24
Modified
2019-03-08
Category
CentOS Local Security Checks

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