CentOS 4 : w3c-libwww (CESA-2007:0208)

2013-06-28T00:00:00
ID CENTOS_RHSA-2007-0208.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2013-06-29T00:00:00

Description

Updated w3c-libwww packages that fix a security issue and a bug are now available.

This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

w3c-libwww is a general-purpose web library.

Several buffer overflow flaws in w3c-libwww were found. If a client application that uses w3c-libwww connected to a malicious HTTP server, it could trigger an out of bounds memory access, causing the client application to crash (CVE-2005-3183).

This updated version of w3c-libwww also fixes an issue when computing MD5 sums on a 64 bit machine.

Users of w3c-libwww should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues.

                                        
                                            #
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were  
# extracted from Red Hat Security Advisory RHSA-2007:0208 and 
# CentOS Errata and Security Advisory 2007:0208 respectively.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(67040);
  script_version("$Revision: 1.1 $");
  script_cvs_date("$Date: 2013/06/29 00:08:47 $");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2005-3183");
  script_xref(name:"RHSA", value:"2007:0208");

  script_name(english:"CentOS 4 : w3c-libwww (CESA-2007:0208)");
  script_summary(english:"Checks rpm output for the updated packages");

  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"synopsis", 
    value:"The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"description", 
    value:
"Updated w3c-libwww packages that fix a security issue and a bug are
now available.

This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

w3c-libwww is a general-purpose web library.

Several buffer overflow flaws in w3c-libwww were found. If a client
application that uses w3c-libwww connected to a malicious HTTP server,
it could trigger an out of bounds memory access, causing the client
application to crash (CVE-2005-3183).

This updated version of w3c-libwww also fixes an issue when computing
MD5 sums on a 64 bit machine.

Users of w3c-libwww should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain backported patches to correct these issues."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2007-May/013711.html"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:"Update the affected w3c-libwww packages."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P");
  script_cwe_id(20);

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:w3c-libwww");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:w3c-libwww-apps");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:w3c-libwww-devel");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:centos:centos:4");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2007/05/02");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2013/06/28");
  script_end_attributes();

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

  script_dependencies("ssh_get_info.nasl");
  script_require_keys("Host/local_checks_enabled", "Host/CentOS/release", "Host/CentOS/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/CentOS/release")) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "CentOS");
if (!get_kb_item("Host/CentOS/rpm-list")) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_LIST_MISSING);


cpu = get_kb_item("Host/cpu");
if (isnull(cpu)) audit(AUDIT_UNKNOWN_ARCH);
if ("x86_64" >!< cpu && "ia64" >!< cpu && cpu !~ "^i[3-6]86$") audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_IMPLEMENTED, "CentOS", cpu);


flag = 0;
if (rpm_check(release:"CentOS-4", cpu:"ia64", reference:"w3c-libwww-5.4.0-10.1.RHEL4.2")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"CentOS-4", cpu:"ia64", reference:"w3c-libwww-apps-5.4.0-10.1.RHEL4.2")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"CentOS-4", cpu:"ia64", reference:"w3c-libwww-devel-5.4.0-10.1.RHEL4.2")) flag++;


if (flag)
{
  if (report_verbosity > 0) security_warning(port:0, extra:rpm_report_get());
  else security_warning(0);
  exit(0);
}
else audit(AUDIT_HOST_NOT, "affected");