Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : file (MDVSA-2014:051)

2014-03-14T00:00:00
ID MANDRIVA_MDVSA-2014-051.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2018-07-19T00:00:00

Description

Updated file package fixes security vulnerability :

It was discovered that file before 5.17 contains a flaw in the handling of indirect magic rules in the libmagic library, which leads to an infinite recursion when trying to determine the file type of certain files (CVE-2014-1943).

Additionally, other well-crafted files might result in long computation times (while using 100% CPU) and overlong results.

A flaw was found in the way the file utility determined the type of Portable Executable (PE) format files, the executable format used on Windows. A malicious PE file could cause the file utility to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code (CVE-2014-2270).

A memory leak in file has also been fixed.

The affected packages have been upgraded to the 5.12 version and patched to correct these flaws.

                                        
                                            #%NASL_MIN_LEVEL 70103

#
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were  
# extracted from Mandriva Linux Security Advisory MDVSA-2014:051. 
# The text itself is copyright (C) Mandriva S.A.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(72998);
  script_version("1.2");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2018/07/19 20:59:18");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2014-1943", "CVE-2014-2270");
  script_bugtraq_id(65596, 66002);
  script_xref(name:"MDVSA", value:"2014:051");

  script_name(english:"Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : file (MDVSA-2014:051)");
  script_summary(english:"Checks rpm output for the updated packages");

  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"synopsis", 
    value:
"The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security
updates."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"description", 
    value:
"Updated file package fixes security vulnerability :

It was discovered that file before 5.17 contains a flaw in the
handling of indirect magic rules in the libmagic library, which leads
to an infinite recursion when trying to determine the file type of
certain files (CVE-2014-1943).

Additionally, other well-crafted files might result in long
computation times (while using 100% CPU) and overlong results.

A flaw was found in the way the file utility determined the type of
Portable Executable (PE) format files, the executable format used on
Windows. A malicious PE file could cause the file utility to crash or,
potentially, execute arbitrary code (CVE-2014-2270).

A memory leak in file has also been fixed.

The affected packages have been upgraded to the 5.12 version and
patched to correct these flaws."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://advisories.mageia.org/MGASA-2014-0092.html"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://advisories.mageia.org/MGASA-2014-0123.html"
  );
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"solution", value:"Update the affected packages.");
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P");
  script_set_cvss_temporal_vector("CVSS2#E:ND/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_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:file");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64magic-devel");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64magic-static-devel");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64magic1");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:python-magic");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:1");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2014/03/13");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2014/03/14");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2014-2018 Tenable Network Security, Inc.");
  script_family(english:"Mandriva Local Security Checks");

  script_dependencies("ssh_get_info.nasl");
  script_require_keys("Host/local_checks_enabled", "Host/cpu", "Host/Mandrake/release", "Host/Mandrake/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/Mandrake/release")) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Mandriva / Mandake Linux");
if (!get_kb_item("Host/Mandrake/rpm-list")) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_LIST_MISSING);

cpu = get_kb_item("Host/cpu");
if (isnull(cpu)) audit(AUDIT_UNKNOWN_ARCH);
if (cpu !~ "^(amd64|i[3-6]86|x86_64)$") audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_IMPLEMENTED, "Mandriva / Mandrake Linux", cpu);


flag = 0;
if (rpm_check(release:"MDK-MBS1", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"file-5.12-1.mbs1")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"MDK-MBS1", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"lib64magic-devel-5.12-1.mbs1")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"MDK-MBS1", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"lib64magic-static-devel-5.12-1.mbs1")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"MDK-MBS1", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"lib64magic1-5.12-1.mbs1")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"MDK-MBS1", reference:"python-magic-5.12-1.mbs1")) 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");