CentOS 3 / 4 : vim (CESA-2008:0617)

2009-04-23T00:00:00
ID CENTOS_RHSA-2008-0617.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2018-06-27T00:00:00

Description

Updated vim packages that fix various security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4.

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

Vim (Visual editor IMproved) is an updated and improved version of the vi editor.

Several input sanitization flaws were found in Vim's keyword and tag handling. If Vim looked up a document's maliciously crafted tag or keyword, it was possible to execute arbitrary code as the user running Vim. (CVE-2008-4101)

A heap-based overflow flaw was discovered in Vim's expansion of file name patterns with shell wildcards. An attacker could create a specially crafted file or directory name that, when opened by Vim, caused the application to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2008-3432)

Several input sanitization flaws were found in various Vim system functions. If a user opened a specially crafted file, it was possible to execute arbitrary code as the user running Vim. (CVE-2008-2712)

Ulf Harnhammar, of Secunia Research, discovered a format string flaw in Vim's help tag processor. If a user was tricked into executing the 'helptags' command on malicious data, arbitrary code could be executed with the permissions of the user running Vim. (CVE-2007-2953)

All Vim users are advised to 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-2008:0617 and 
# CentOS Errata and Security Advisory 2008:0617 respectively.
#

if (NASL_LEVEL < 3000) exit(0);

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(37794);
  script_version("1.14");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2018/06/27 18:42:25");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2007-2953", "CVE-2008-2712", "CVE-2008-3432", "CVE-2008-4101");
  script_xref(name:"RHSA", value:"2008:0617");

  script_name(english:"CentOS 3 / 4 : vim (CESA-2008:0617)");
  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 vim packages that fix various security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4.

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

Vim (Visual editor IMproved) is an updated and improved version of the
vi editor.

Several input sanitization flaws were found in Vim's keyword and tag
handling. If Vim looked up a document's maliciously crafted tag or
keyword, it was possible to execute arbitrary code as the user running
Vim. (CVE-2008-4101)

A heap-based overflow flaw was discovered in Vim's expansion of file
name patterns with shell wildcards. An attacker could create a
specially crafted file or directory name that, when opened by Vim,
caused the application to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2008-3432)

Several input sanitization flaws were found in various Vim system
functions. If a user opened a specially crafted file, it was possible
to execute arbitrary code as the user running Vim. (CVE-2008-2712)

Ulf Harnhammar, of Secunia Research, discovered a format string flaw
in Vim's help tag processor. If a user was tricked into executing the
'helptags' command on malicious data, arbitrary code could be executed
with the permissions of the user running Vim. (CVE-2007-2953)

All Vim users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain backported patches to correct these issues."
  );
  # http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2008-November/015438.html
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://www.nessus.org/u?5a976fb8"
  );
  # http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2008-November/015439.html
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://www.nessus.org/u?f5b8c479"
  );
  # http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2008-November/015440.html
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://www.nessus.org/u?e2f18477"
  );
  # http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2008-November/015442.html
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://www.nessus.org/u?79e25b43"
  );
  # http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2008-November/015457.html
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://www.nessus.org/u?585f5c06"
  );
  # http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2008-November/015458.html
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://www.nessus.org/u?c9e8de9b"
  );
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"solution", value:"Update the affected vim packages.");
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C");
  script_set_cvss_temporal_vector("CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploitability_ease", value:"Exploits are available");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_available", value:"true");
  script_cwe_id(20, 119);

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:vim-X11");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:vim-common");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:vim-enhanced");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:vim-minimal");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:centos:centos:3");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:centos:centos:4");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2008/11/25");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2009/04/23");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2007/07/27");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2009-2018 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-3", reference:"vim-X11-6.3.046-0.30E.11")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"CentOS-3", reference:"vim-common-6.3.046-0.30E.11")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"CentOS-3", reference:"vim-enhanced-6.3.046-0.30E.11")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"CentOS-3", reference:"vim-minimal-6.3.046-0.30E.11")) flag++;

if (rpm_check(release:"CentOS-4", cpu:"i386", reference:"vim-X11-6.3.046-1.el4_7.5z")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"CentOS-4", cpu:"ia64", reference:"vim-X11-6.3.046-1.c4.5z")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"CentOS-4", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"vim-X11-6.3.046-1.el4_7.5z")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"CentOS-4", cpu:"i386", reference:"vim-common-6.3.046-1.el4_7.5z")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"CentOS-4", cpu:"ia64", reference:"vim-common-6.3.046-1.c4.5z")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"CentOS-4", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"vim-common-6.3.046-1.el4_7.5z")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"CentOS-4", cpu:"i386", reference:"vim-enhanced-6.3.046-1.el4_7.5z")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"CentOS-4", cpu:"ia64", reference:"vim-enhanced-6.3.046-1.c4.5z")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"CentOS-4", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"vim-enhanced-6.3.046-1.el4_7.5z")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"CentOS-4", cpu:"i386", reference:"vim-minimal-6.3.046-1.el4_7.5z")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"CentOS-4", cpu:"ia64", reference:"vim-minimal-6.3.046-1.c4.5z")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"CentOS-4", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"vim-minimal-6.3.046-1.el4_7.5z")) flag++;


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