Executive Summary

Titlekeepalived security update
NameRHSA-2019:0022First vendor Publication2019-01-03
VendorRedHatLast vendor Modification2019-01-03
Severity (Vendor) N/ARevision01

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Cvss Base Score7.5Attack RangeNetwork
Cvss Impact Score6.4Attack ComplexityLow
Cvss Expoit Score10AuthenticationNone Required
Calculate full CVSS 2.0 Vectors scores


Problem Description:

An update for keepalived is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. 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.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 7) - ppc64le, x86_64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 7) - x86_64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux for ARM and IBM Power LE (POWER9) Server (v. 7) - aarch64, ppc64le

3. Description:

The keepalived utility provides simple and robust facilities for load balancing and high availability. The load balancing framework relies on the well-known and widely used IP Virtual Server (IPVS) kernel module providing layer-4 (transport layer) load balancing. Keepalived implements a set of checkers to dynamically and adaptively maintain and manage a load balanced server pool according to the health of the servers. Keepalived also implements the Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRPv2) to achieve high availability with director failover.

Security Fix(es):

* keepalived: Heap-based buffer overflow when parsing HTTP status codes allows for denial of service or possibly arbitrary code execution (CVE-2018-19115)

For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a CVSS score, and other related information, refer to the CVE page(s) listed in the References section.

4. Solution:

For details on how to apply this update, which includes the changes described in this advisory, refer to:


5. Bugs fixed (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

1651871 - CVE-2018-19115 keepalived: Heap-based buffer overflow when parsing HTTP status codes allows for denial of service or possibly arbitrary code execution

Original Source

Url : https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2019-0022.html

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

100 %CWE-119Failure to Constrain Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration


Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

2019-01-07Name : The remote CentOS host is missing a security update.
File : centos_RHSA-2019-0022.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2019-01-03Name : The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
File : fedora_2018-3fbc181b3e.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2018-11-27Name : The remote Debian host is missing a security update.
File : debian_DLA-1589.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO

Alert History

If you want to see full details history, please login or register.
2019-01-08 21:21:25
  • Multiple Updates
2019-01-08 00:18:52
  • First insertion