Fedora 9 : initscripts-8.76.3-1 (2008-7667)

2008-09-25T00:00:00
ID FEDORA_2008-7667.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2015-10-21T00:00:00

Description

This update fixes an issue (CVE-2008-3524) where a malicious user could cause system files to be removed on startup. It also fixes a bug when running on pre- Fedora-9 kernels, and cleans up some extraneous error messages.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

                                        
                                            #
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were  
# extracted from Fedora Security Advisory 2008-7667.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(34279);
  script_version ("$Revision: 1.12 $");
  script_cvs_date("$Date: 2015/10/21 22:23:17 $");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2008-3524");
  script_xref(name:"FEDORA", value:"2008-7667");

  script_name(english:"Fedora 9 : initscripts-8.76.3-1 (2008-7667)");
  script_summary(english:"Checks rpm output for the updated package.");

  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"synopsis", 
    value:"The remote Fedora host is missing a security update."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"description", 
    value:
"This update fixes an issue (CVE-2008-3524) where a malicious user
could cause system files to be removed on startup. It also fixes a bug
when running on pre- Fedora-9 kernels, and cleans up some extraneous
error messages.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=458652"
  );
  # https://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2008-September/014666.html
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://www.nessus.org/u?e90cbd3c"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:"Update the affected initscripts package."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C");
  script_cwe_id(59);

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:initscripts");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:9");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2008/09/24");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2008/09/25");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2008-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.");
  script_family(english:"Fedora Local Security Checks");

  script_dependencies("ssh_get_info.nasl");
  script_require_keys("Host/local_checks_enabled", "Host/RedHat/release", "Host/RedHat/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/RedHat/release");
if (isnull(release) || "Fedora" >!< release) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Fedora");
os_ver = eregmatch(pattern: "Fedora.*release ([0-9]+)", string:release);
if (isnull(os_ver)) audit(AUDIT_UNKNOWN_APP_VER, "Fedora");
os_ver = os_ver[1];
if (! ereg(pattern:"^9([^0-9]|$)", string:os_ver)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Fedora 9.x", "Fedora " + os_ver);

if (!get_kb_item("Host/RedHat/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, "Fedora", cpu);

flag = 0;
if (rpm_check(release:"FC9", reference:"initscripts-8.76.3-1")) 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, "initscripts");
}