Amazon Linux AMI : augeas (ALAS-2013-250)

2013-12-10T00:00:00
ID ALA_ALAS-2013-250.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2015-01-30T00:00:00

Description

Multiple flaws were found in the way Augeas handled configuration files when updating them. An application using Augeas to update configuration files in a directory that is writable to by a different user (for example, an application running as root that is updating files in a directory owned by a non-root service user) could have been tricked into overwriting arbitrary files or leaking information via a symbolic link or mount point attack. (CVE-2012-0786 , CVE-2012-0787)

                                        
                                            #
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were
# extracted from Amazon Linux AMI Security Advisory ALAS-2013-250.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(71267);
  script_version("$Revision: 1.3 $");
  script_cvs_date("$Date: 2015/01/30 14:48:47 $");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2012-0786", "CVE-2012-0787");
  script_xref(name:"ALAS", value:"2013-250");
  script_xref(name:"RHSA", value:"2013:1537");

  script_name(english:"Amazon Linux AMI : augeas (ALAS-2013-250)");
  script_summary(english:"Checks rpm output for the updated packages");

  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"synopsis", 
    value:"The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"description", 
    value:
"Multiple flaws were found in the way Augeas handled configuration
files when updating them. An application using Augeas to update
configuration files in a directory that is writable to by a different
user (for example, an application running as root that is updating
files in a directory owned by a non-root service user) could have been
tricked into overwriting arbitrary files or leaking information via a
symbolic link or mount point attack. (CVE-2012-0786 , CVE-2012-0787)"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2013-250.html"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:"Run 'yum update augeas' to update your system."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:augeas");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:augeas-debuginfo");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:augeas-devel");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:augeas-libs");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:amazon:linux");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2013/12/02");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2013/12/10");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2013-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.");
  script_family(english:"Amazon Linux Local Security Checks");

  script_dependencies("ssh_get_info.nasl");
  script_require_keys("Host/local_checks_enabled", "Host/AmazonLinux/release", "Host/AmazonLinux/rpm-list");

  exit(0);
}


include("audit.inc");
include("global_settings.inc");
include("rpm.inc");


if (!get_kb_item("Host/local_checks_enabled")) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_ENABLED);
if (!get_kb_item("Host/AmazonLinux/release")) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Amazon Linux AMI");
if (!get_kb_item("Host/AmazonLinux/rpm-list")) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_LIST_MISSING);


flag = 0;
if (rpm_check(release:"ALA", reference:"augeas-1.0.0-5.5.amzn1")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"ALA", reference:"augeas-debuginfo-1.0.0-5.5.amzn1")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"ALA", reference:"augeas-devel-1.0.0-5.5.amzn1")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"ALA", reference:"augeas-libs-1.0.0-5.5.amzn1")) flag++;

if (flag)
{
  if (report_verbosity > 0) security_note(port:0, extra:rpm_report_get());
  else security_note(0);
  exit(0);
}
else
{
  tested = pkg_tests_get();
  if (tested) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_NOT_AFFECTED, tested);
  else audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_NOT_INSTALLED, "augeas / augeas-debuginfo / augeas-devel / augeas-libs");
}