NewStart CGSL MAIN 4.05 : rpcbind Vulnerability (NS-SA-2019-0100)

2019-08-12T00:00:00
ID NEWSTART_CGSL_NS-SA-2019-0100_RPCBIND.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter This script is Copyright (C) 2019 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
Modified 2020-08-02T00:00:00

Description

The remote NewStart CGSL host, running version MAIN 4.05, has rpcbind packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability:

  • It was found that due to the way rpcbind uses libtirpc (libntirpc), a memory leak can occur when parsing specially crafted XDR messages. An attacker sending thousands of messages to rpcbind could cause its memory usage to grow without bound, eventually causing it to be terminated by the OOM killer. (CVE-2017-8779)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application

                                        
                                            #
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#

# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were
# extracted from ZTE advisory NS-SA-2019-0100. The text
# itself is copyright (C) ZTE, Inc.

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(127326);
  script_version("1.2");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2019/09/24 11:01:33");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2017-8779");

  script_name(english:"NewStart CGSL MAIN 4.05 : rpcbind Vulnerability (NS-SA-2019-0100)");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"synopsis", value:
"The remote machine is affected by a vulnerability.");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"description", value:
"The remote NewStart CGSL host, running version MAIN 4.05, has rpcbind packages installed that are affected by a
vulnerability:

  - It was found that due to the way rpcbind uses libtirpc
    (libntirpc), a memory leak can occur when parsing
    specially crafted XDR messages. An attacker sending
    thousands of messages to rpcbind could cause its memory
    usage to grow without bound, eventually causing it to be
    terminated by the OOM killer. (CVE-2017-8779)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version
number.");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"http://security.gd-linux.com/notice/NS-SA-2019-0100");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"solution", value:
"Upgrade the vulnerable CGSL rpcbind packages. Note that updated packages may not be available yet. Please contact ZTE
for more information.");
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C");
  script_set_cvss_temporal_vector("CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C");
  script_set_cvss3_base_vector("CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H");
  script_set_cvss3_temporal_vector("CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cvss_score_source", value:"CVE-2017-8779");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploitability_ease", value:"Exploits are available");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_available", value:"true");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2017/05/04");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2019/07/17");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2019/08/12");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_family(english:"NewStart CGSL Local Security Checks");

  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2019 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.");

  script_dependencies("ssh_get_info.nasl");
  script_require_keys("Host/local_checks_enabled", "Host/ZTE-CGSL/release", "Host/ZTE-CGSL/rpm-list", "Host/cpu");

  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/ZTE-CGSL/release");
if (isnull(release) || release !~ "^CGSL (MAIN|CORE)") audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "NewStart Carrier Grade Server Linux");

if (release !~ "CGSL MAIN 4.05")
  audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, 'NewStart CGSL MAIN 4.05');

if (!get_kb_item("Host/ZTE-CGSL/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, "NewStart Carrier Grade Server Linux", cpu);

flag = 0;

pkgs = {
  "CGSL MAIN 4.05": [
    "rpcbind-0.2.0-13.el6_9.1.1"
  ]
};
pkg_list = pkgs[release];

foreach (pkg in pkg_list)
  if (rpm_check(release:"ZTE " + release, reference:pkg)) 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, "rpcbind");
}