Amazon Linux AMI : readline (ALAS-2014-357)

2014-10-12T00:00:00
ID ALA_ALAS-2014-357.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter This script is Copyright (C) 2014-2018 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
Modified 2021-01-02T00:00:00

Description

The _rl_tropen function in util.c in GNU readline before 6.3 patch 3 allows local users to create or overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on a /var/tmp/rltrace.[PID] file.

                                        
                                            #
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were
# extracted from Amazon Linux AMI Security Advisory ALAS-2014-357.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(78300);
  script_version("1.3");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2018/04/18 15:09:35");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2014-2524");
  script_xref(name:"ALAS", value:"2014-357");

  script_name(english:"Amazon Linux AMI : readline (ALAS-2014-357)");
  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:
"The _rl_tropen function in util.c in GNU readline before 6.3 patch 3
allows local users to create or overwrite arbitrary files via a
symlink attack on a /var/tmp/rltrace.[PID] file."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2014-357.html"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:"Run 'yum update readline' to update your system."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P");

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

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2014/06/15");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2014/10/12");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2014-2018 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);

release = get_kb_item("Host/AmazonLinux/release");
if (isnull(release) || !strlen(release)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Amazon Linux");
os_ver = pregmatch(pattern: "^AL(A|\d)", string:release);
if (isnull(os_ver)) audit(AUDIT_UNKNOWN_APP_VER, "Amazon Linux");
os_ver = os_ver[1];
if (os_ver != "A")
{
  if (os_ver == 'A') os_ver = 'AMI';
  audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Amazon Linux AMI", "Amazon Linux " + os_ver);
}

if (!get_kb_item("Host/AmazonLinux/rpm-list")) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_LIST_MISSING);


flag = 0;
if (rpm_check(release:"ALA", reference:"readline-6.2-9.14.amzn1")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"ALA", reference:"readline-debuginfo-6.2-9.14.amzn1")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"ALA", reference:"readline-devel-6.2-9.14.amzn1")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"ALA", reference:"readline-static-6.2-9.14.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, "readline / readline-debuginfo / readline-devel / readline-static");
}