NewStart CGSL MAIN 6.02 : cloud-init Multiple Vulnerabilities (NS-SA-2021-0062)

2021-03-10T00:00:00
ID NEWSTART_CGSL_NS-SA-2021-0062_CLOUD-INIT.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter This script is Copyright (C) 2021 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
Modified 2021-03-10T00:00:00

Description

The remote NewStart CGSL host, running version MAIN 6.02, has cloud-init packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities:

  • In cloud-init through 19.4, rand_user_password in cloudinit/config/cc_set_passwords.py has a small default pwlen value, which makes it easier for attackers to guess passwords. (CVE-2020-8632)

  • cloud-init through 19.4 relies on Mersenne Twister for a random password, which makes it easier for attackers to predict passwords, because rand_str in cloudinit/util.py calls the random.choice function. (CVE-2020-8631)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.

                                        
                                            ##
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were
# extracted from ZTE advisory NS-SA-2021-0062. The text
# itself is copyright (C) ZTE, Inc.
##

include('compat.inc');

if (description)
{
  script_id(147272);
  script_version("1.3");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_modification_date", value:"2021/03/10");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2020-8631", "CVE-2020-8632");

  script_name(english:"NewStart CGSL MAIN 6.02 : cloud-init Multiple Vulnerabilities (NS-SA-2021-0062)");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"synopsis", value:
"The remote machine is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"description", value:
"The remote NewStart CGSL host, running version MAIN 6.02, has cloud-init packages installed that are affected by
multiple vulnerabilities:

  - In cloud-init through 19.4, rand_user_password in cloudinit/config/cc_set_passwords.py has a small default
    pwlen value, which makes it easier for attackers to guess passwords. (CVE-2020-8632)

  - cloud-init through 19.4 relies on Mersenne Twister for a random password, which makes it easier for
    attackers to predict passwords, because rand_str in cloudinit/util.py calls the random.choice function.
    (CVE-2020-8631)

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-2021-0062");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"solution", value:
"Upgrade the vulnerable CGSL cloud-init packages. Note that updated packages may not be available yet. Please contact ZTE
for more information.");
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N");
  script_set_cvss_temporal_vector("CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C");
  script_set_cvss3_base_vector("CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N");
  script_set_cvss3_temporal_vector("CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cvss_score_source", value:"CVE-2020-8632");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploitability_ease", value:"No known exploits are available");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2020/02/05");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2021/03/09");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2021/03/10");

  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) 2021 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 6.02")
  audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, 'NewStart CGSL MAIN 6.02');

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 6.02': [
    'cloud-init-19.4-11.el8.cgslv6_2.0.2.g41d1348'
  ]
};
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_NOTE,
    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, 'cloud-init');
}