Oracle Linux 5 / 6 : logwatch (ELSA-2011-0324)

2013-07-12T00:00:00
ID ORACLELINUX_ELSA-2011-0324.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter This script is Copyright (C) 2013-2019 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
Modified 2020-12-02T00:00:00

Description

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2011:0324 :

An updated logwatch package that fixes one security issue is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

Logwatch is a customizable log analysis system. Logwatch parses through your system's logs for a given period of time and creates a report analyzing areas that you specify, in as much detail as you require.

A flaw was found in the way Logwatch processed log files. If an attacker were able to create a log file with a malicious file name, it could result in arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the root user when that log file is analyzed by Logwatch. (CVE-2011-1018)

Users of logwatch should upgrade to this updated package, which contains a backported patch to resolve this issue.

                                        
                                            #%NASL_MIN_LEVEL 80502
#
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were
# extracted from Red Hat Security Advisory RHSA-2011:0324 and 
# Oracle Linux Security Advisory ELSA-2011-0324 respectively.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(68219);
  script_version("1.8");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2019/10/25 13:36:09");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2011-1018");
  script_bugtraq_id(46554);
  script_xref(name:"RHSA", value:"2011:0324");

  script_name(english:"Oracle Linux 5 / 6 : logwatch (ELSA-2011-0324)");
  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 2011:0324 :

An updated logwatch package that fixes one security issue is now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System
(CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is
available from the CVE link in the References section.

Logwatch is a customizable log analysis system. Logwatch parses
through your system's logs for a given period of time and creates a
report analyzing areas that you specify, in as much detail as you
require.

A flaw was found in the way Logwatch processed log files. If an
attacker were able to create a log file with a malicious file name, it
could result in arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the
root user when that log file is analyzed by Logwatch. (CVE-2011-1018)

Users of logwatch should upgrade to this updated package, which
contains a backported patch to resolve this issue."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2011-March/001976.html"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2011-March/001977.html"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:"Update the affected logwatch package."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C");
  script_set_cvss_temporal_vector("CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploitability_ease", value:"Exploits are available");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_available", value:"true");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:logwatch");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:oracle:linux:5");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:oracle:linux:6");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2011/02/25");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2011/03/08");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2013/07/12");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"generated_plugin", value:"current");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2013-2019 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.");
  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) || !pregmatch(pattern: "Oracle (?:Linux Server|Enterprise Linux)", string:release)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Oracle Linux");
os_ver = pregmatch(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 (! preg(pattern:"^(5|6)([^0-9]|$)", string:os_ver)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Oracle Linux 5 / 6", "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:"EL5", reference:"logwatch-7.3-9.el5_6")) flag++;

if (rpm_check(release:"EL6", reference:"logwatch-7.3.6-49.el6")) flag++;


if (flag)
{
  if (report_verbosity > 0) security_hole(port:0, extra:rpm_report_get());
  else security_hole(0);
  exit(0);
}
else
{
  tested = pkg_tests_get();
  if (tested) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_NOT_AFFECTED, tested);
  else audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_NOT_INSTALLED, "logwatch");
}