CentOS 5 : gnutls (CESA-2008:0489)

2010-01-06T00:00:00
ID CENTOS_RHSA-2008-0489.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter This script is Copyright (C) 2010-2021 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
Modified 2010-01-06T00:00:00

Description

Updated gnutls packages that fix several security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

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

The GnuTLS Library provides support for cryptographic algorithms and protocols such as TLS. GnuTLS includes libtasn1, a library developed for ASN.1 structures management that includes DER encoding and decoding.

Flaws were found in the way GnuTLS handles malicious client connections. A malicious remote client could send a specially crafted request to a service using GnuTLS that could cause the service to crash. (CVE-2008-1948, CVE-2008-1949, CVE-2008-1950)

We believe it is possible to leverage the flaw CVE-2008-1948 to execute arbitrary code but have been unable to prove this at the time of releasing this advisory. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 includes applications, such as CUPS, that would be directly vulnerable to any such an exploit, however. Consequently, we have assigned it critical severity.

Users of GnuTLS are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch that corrects these issues.

                                        
                                            #%NASL_MIN_LEVEL 70300
#
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were  
# extracted from Red Hat Security Advisory RHSA-2008:0489 and 
# CentOS Errata and Security Advisory 2008:0489 respectively.
#

include('deprecated_nasl_level.inc');
include('compat.inc');

if (description)
{
  script_id(43688);
  script_version("1.14");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_modification_date", value:"2021/01/04");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2008-1948", "CVE-2008-1949", "CVE-2008-1950");
  script_bugtraq_id(29292);
  script_xref(name:"RHSA", value:"2008:0489");

  script_name(english:"CentOS 5 : gnutls (CESA-2008:0489)");
  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 gnutls packages that fix several security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

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

The GnuTLS Library provides support for cryptographic algorithms and
protocols such as TLS. GnuTLS includes libtasn1, a library developed
for ASN.1 structures management that includes DER encoding and
decoding.

Flaws were found in the way GnuTLS handles malicious client
connections. A malicious remote client could send a specially crafted
request to a service using GnuTLS that could cause the service to
crash. (CVE-2008-1948, CVE-2008-1949, CVE-2008-1950)

We believe it is possible to leverage the flaw CVE-2008-1948 to
execute arbitrary code but have been unable to prove this at the time
of releasing this advisory. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 includes
applications, such as CUPS, that would be directly vulnerable to any
such an exploit, however. Consequently, we have assigned it critical
severity.

Users of GnuTLS are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain a backported patch that corrects these issues."
  );
  # https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2008-May/014924.html
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://www.nessus.org/u?42823be2"
  );
  # https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2008-May/014925.html
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://www.nessus.org/u?cc4d5647"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:"Update the affected gnutls packages."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C");
  script_set_cvss_temporal_vector("CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploitability_ease", value:"No known exploits are available");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_available", value:"false");
  script_cwe_id(189, 287);

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:gnutls");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:gnutls-devel");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:gnutls-utils");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:centos:centos:5");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2008/05/21");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2008/05/21");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2010/01/06");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"generated_plugin", value:"current");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2010-2021 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.");
  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);
release = get_kb_item("Host/CentOS/release");
if (isnull(release) || "CentOS" >!< release) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "CentOS");
os_ver = pregmatch(pattern: "CentOS(?: Linux)? release ([0-9]+)", string:release);
if (isnull(os_ver)) audit(AUDIT_UNKNOWN_APP_VER, "CentOS");
os_ver = os_ver[1];
if (! preg(pattern:"^5([^0-9]|$)", string:os_ver)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "CentOS 5.x", "CentOS " + os_ver);

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 && cpu !~ "^i[3-6]86$") audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_IMPLEMENTED, "CentOS", cpu);


flag = 0;
if (rpm_check(release:"CentOS-5", reference:"gnutls-1.4.1-3.el5_1")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"CentOS-5", reference:"gnutls-devel-1.4.1-3.el5_1")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"CentOS-5", reference:"gnutls-utils-1.4.1-3.el5_1")) flag++;


if (flag)
{
  security_report_v4(
    port       : 0,
    severity   : SECURITY_HOLE,
    extra      : rpm_report_get()
  );
  exit(0);
}
else
{
  tested = pkg_tests_get();
  if (tested) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_NOT_AFFECTED, tested);
  else audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_NOT_INSTALLED, "gnutls / gnutls-devel / gnutls-utils");
}