CentOS 6 / 7 : nss-util (CESA-2016:0370)

2016-03-09T00:00:00
ID CENTOS_RHSA-2016-0370.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter This script is Copyright (C) 2016-2020 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
Modified 2020-04-02T00:00:00

Description

Updated nss-util packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise 6 and 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Critical security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

Network Security Services (NSS) is a set of libraries designed to support the cross-platform development of security-enabled client and server applications. The nss-util package provides a set of utilities for NSS and the Softoken module.

A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way NSS parsed certain ASN.1 structures. An attacker could use this flaw to create a specially crafted certificate which, when parsed by NSS, could cause it to crash, or execute arbitrary code, using the permissions of the user running an application compiled against the NSS library. (CVE-2016-1950)

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Francis Gabriel as the original reporter.

All nss-util users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. For the update to take effect, all applications linked to the nss and nss-util library must be restarted, or the system rebooted.

                                        
                                            #
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were  
# extracted from Red Hat Security Advisory RHSA-2016:0370 and 
# CentOS Errata and Security Advisory 2016:0370 respectively.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(89760);
  script_version("2.13");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2020/01/02");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2016-1950");
  script_xref(name:"RHSA", value:"2016:0370");

  script_name(english:"CentOS 6 / 7 : nss-util (CESA-2016:0370)");
  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 nss-util packages that fix one security issue are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise 6 and 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Critical
security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the
CVE link in the References section.

Network Security Services (NSS) is a set of libraries designed to
support the cross-platform development of security-enabled client and
server applications. The nss-util package provides a set of utilities
for NSS and the Softoken module.

A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way NSS parsed
certain ASN.1 structures. An attacker could use this flaw to create a
specially crafted certificate which, when parsed by NSS, could cause
it to crash, or execute arbitrary code, using the permissions of the
user running an application compiled against the NSS library.
(CVE-2016-1950)

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting this
issue. Upstream acknowledges Francis Gabriel as the original reporter.

All nss-util users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. For the update
to take effect, all applications linked to the nss and nss-util
library must be restarted, or the system rebooted."
  );
  # https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2016-March/021718.html
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://www.nessus.org/u?9e6233f9"
  );
  # https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2016-March/021721.html
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://www.nessus.org/u?bdc6054d"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:"Update the affected nss-util packages."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P");
  script_set_cvss_temporal_vector("CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C");
  script_set_cvss3_base_vector("CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H");
  script_set_cvss3_temporal_vector("CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cvss_score_source", value:"CVE-2016-1950");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploitability_ease", value:"No known exploits are available");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_available", value:"false");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:nss-util");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:nss-util-devel");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:centos:centos:6");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:centos:centos:7");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2016/03/13");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2016/03/09");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2016/03/09");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"generated_plugin", value:"current");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2016-2020 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:"^(6|7)([^0-9]|$)", string:os_ver)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "CentOS 6.x / 7.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-6", reference:"nss-util-3.19.1-5.el6_7")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"CentOS-6", reference:"nss-util-devel-3.19.1-5.el6_7")) flag++;

if (rpm_check(release:"CentOS-7", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"nss-util-3.19.1-9.el7_2")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"CentOS-7", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"nss-util-devel-3.19.1-9.el7_2")) flag++;


if (flag)
{
  security_report_v4(
    port       : 0,
    severity   : SECURITY_WARNING,
    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, "nss-util / nss-util-devel");
}