Oracle Linux 4 : util-linux (ELSA-2007-0235)

2013-07-12T00:00:00
ID ORACLELINUX_ELSA-2007-0235.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2015-12-01T00:00:00

Description

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2007:0235 :

An updated util-linux package that corrects a security issue and fixes several bugs is now available.

This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

The util-linux package contains a collection of basic system utilities.

A flaw was found in the way the login process handled logins which did not require authentication. Certain processes which conduct their own authentication could allow a remote user to bypass intended access policies which would normally be enforced by the login process. (CVE-2006-7108)

This update also fixes the following bugs :

  • The partx, addpart and delpart commands were not documented.

  • The 'umount -l' command did not work on hung NFS mounts with cached data.

  • The mount command did not mount NFS V3 share where sec=none was specified.

  • The mount command did not read filesystem LABEL from unpartitioned disks.

  • The mount command did not recognize labels on VFAT filesystems.

  • The fdisk command did not support 4096 sector size for the '-b' option.

  • The mount man page did not list option 'mand' or information about /etc/mtab limitations.

All users of util-linux should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues.

                                        
                                            #
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were
# extracted from Red Hat Security Advisory RHSA-2007:0235 and 
# Oracle Linux Security Advisory ELSA-2007-0235 respectively.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(67477);
  script_version("$Revision: 1.3 $");
  script_cvs_date("$Date: 2015/12/01 16:16:27 $");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2006-7108");
  script_xref(name:"RHSA", value:"2007:0235");

  script_name(english:"Oracle Linux 4 : util-linux (ELSA-2007-0235)");
  script_summary(english:"Checks rpm output for the updated package");

  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"synopsis", 
    value:"The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"description", 
    value:
"From Red Hat Security Advisory 2007:0235 :

An updated util-linux package that corrects a security issue and fixes
several bugs is now available.

This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

The util-linux package contains a collection of basic system
utilities.

A flaw was found in the way the login process handled logins which did
not require authentication. Certain processes which conduct their own
authentication could allow a remote user to bypass intended access
policies which would normally be enforced by the login process.
(CVE-2006-7108)

This update also fixes the following bugs :

* The partx, addpart and delpart commands were not documented.

* The 'umount -l' command did not work on hung NFS mounts with cached
data.

* The mount command did not mount NFS V3 share where sec=none was
specified.

* The mount command did not read filesystem LABEL from unpartitioned
disks.

* The mount command did not recognize labels on VFAT filesystems.

* The fdisk command did not support 4096 sector size for the '-b'
option.

* The mount man page did not list option 'mand' or information about
/etc/mtab limitations.

All users of util-linux should upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain backported patches to correct these issues."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2007-May/000145.html"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:"Update the affected util-linux package."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P");
  script_cwe_id(264);

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:util-linux");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:oracle:linux:4");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2007/05/17");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2013/07/12");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2013-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.");
  script_family(english:"Oracle Linux Local Security Checks");

  script_dependencies("ssh_get_info.nasl");
  script_require_keys("Host/local_checks_enabled", "Host/OracleLinux", "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);
if (!get_kb_item("Host/OracleLinux")) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Oracle Linux");
release = get_kb_item("Host/RedHat/release");
if (isnull(release) || !eregmatch(pattern: "Oracle (?:Linux Server|Enterprise Linux)", string:release)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Oracle Linux");
os_ver = eregmatch(pattern: "Oracle (?:Linux Server|Enterprise Linux) .*release ([0-9]+(\.[0-9]+)?)", string:release);
if (isnull(os_ver)) audit(AUDIT_UNKNOWN_APP_VER, "Oracle Linux");
os_ver = os_ver[1];
if (! ereg(pattern:"^4([^0-9]|$)", string:os_ver)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Oracle Linux 4", "Oracle Linux " + 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 && "ia64" >!< cpu && cpu !~ "^i[3-6]86$") audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_IMPLEMENTED, "Oracle Linux", cpu);

flag = 0;
if (rpm_check(release:"EL4", cpu:"i386", reference:"util-linux-2.12a-16.EL4.25")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"EL4", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"util-linux-2.12a-16.EL4.25")) 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, "util-linux");
}