Amazon Linux AMI : httpd (ALAS-2014-388)

2014-10-12T00:00:00
ID ALA_ALAS-2014-388.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2018-04-18T00:00:00

Description

A race condition flaw, leading to heap-based buffer overflows, was found in the mod_status httpd module. A remote attacker able to access a status page served by mod_status on a server using a threaded Multi-Processing Module (MPM) could send a specially crafted request that would cause the httpd child process to crash or, possibly, allow the attacker to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the 'apache' user. (CVE-2014-0226)

A denial of service flaw was found in the way httpd's mod_deflate module handled request body decompression (configured via the 'DEFLATE' input filter). A remote attacker able to send a request whose body would be decompressed could use this flaw to consume an excessive amount of system memory and CPU on the target system. (CVE-2014-0118)

A denial of service flaw was found in the way httpd's mod_cgid module executed CGI scripts that did not read data from the standard input. A remote attacker could submit a specially crafted request that would cause the httpd child process to hang indefinitely. (CVE-2014-0231)

                                        
                                            #
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were
# extracted from Amazon Linux AMI Security Advisory ALAS-2014-388.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(78331);
  script_version("1.6");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2018/04/18 15:09:35");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2014-0118", "CVE-2014-0226", "CVE-2014-0231");
  script_xref(name:"ALAS", value:"2014-388");
  script_xref(name:"RHSA", value:"2014:0920");

  script_name(english:"Amazon Linux AMI : httpd (ALAS-2014-388)");
  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:
"A race condition flaw, leading to heap-based buffer overflows, was
found in the mod_status httpd module. A remote attacker able to access
a status page served by mod_status on a server using a threaded
Multi-Processing Module (MPM) could send a specially crafted request
that would cause the httpd child process to crash or, possibly, allow
the attacker to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the
'apache' user. (CVE-2014-0226)

A denial of service flaw was found in the way httpd's mod_deflate
module handled request body decompression (configured via the
'DEFLATE' input filter). A remote attacker able to send a request
whose body would be decompressed could use this flaw to consume an
excessive amount of system memory and CPU on the target system.
(CVE-2014-0118)

A denial of service flaw was found in the way httpd's mod_cgid module
executed CGI scripts that did not read data from the standard input. A
remote attacker could submit a specially crafted request that would
cause the httpd child process to hang indefinitely. (CVE-2014-0231)"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2014-388.html"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:"Run 'yum update httpd' to update your system."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/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:httpd");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:httpd-debuginfo");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:httpd-devel");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:httpd-manual");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:httpd-tools");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:mod_ssl");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:amazon:linux");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2014/07/31");
  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:"httpd-2.2.27-1.3.amzn1")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"ALA", reference:"httpd-debuginfo-2.2.27-1.3.amzn1")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"ALA", reference:"httpd-devel-2.2.27-1.3.amzn1")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"ALA", reference:"httpd-manual-2.2.27-1.3.amzn1")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"ALA", reference:"httpd-tools-2.2.27-1.3.amzn1")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"ALA", reference:"mod_ssl-2.2.27-1.3.amzn1")) flag++;

if (flag)
{
  if (report_verbosity > 0) security_warning(port:0, extra:rpm_report_get());
  else security_warning(0);
  exit(0);
}
else
{
  tested = pkg_tests_get();
  if (tested) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_NOT_AFFECTED, tested);
  else audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_NOT_INSTALLED, "httpd / httpd-debuginfo / httpd-devel / httpd-manual / httpd-tools / etc");
}