Oracle Linux 6 : libarchive (ELSA-2011-1507)

2013-07-12T00:00:00
ID ORACLELINUX_ELSA-2011-1507.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2015-12-01T00:00:00

Description

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2011:1507 :

Updated libarchive packages that fix two security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

The libarchive programming library can create and read several different streaming archive formats, including GNU tar and cpio. It can also read ISO 9660 CD-ROM images.

Two heap-based buffer overflow flaws were discovered in libarchive. If a user were tricked into expanding a specially crafted ISO 9660 CD-ROM image or tar archive with an application using libarchive, it could cause the application to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application. (CVE-2011-1777, CVE-2011-1778)

All libarchive users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues. All running applications using libarchive must be restarted for this update to take effect.

                                        
                                            #
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were
# extracted from Red Hat Security Advisory RHSA-2011:1507 and 
# Oracle Linux Security Advisory ELSA-2011-1507 respectively.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(68396);
  script_version("$Revision: 1.5 $");
  script_cvs_date("$Date: 2015/12/01 16:58:00 $");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2011-1777", "CVE-2011-1778");
  script_bugtraq_id(47737);
  script_xref(name:"RHSA", value:"2011:1507");

  script_name(english:"Oracle Linux 6 : libarchive (ELSA-2011-1507)");
  script_summary(english:"Checks rpm output for the updated packages");

  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"synopsis", 
    value:"The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"description", 
    value:
"From Red Hat Security Advisory 2011:1507 :

Updated libarchive packages that fix two security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
moderate security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)
base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for
each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

The libarchive programming library can create and read several
different streaming archive formats, including GNU tar and cpio. It
can also read ISO 9660 CD-ROM images.

Two heap-based buffer overflow flaws were discovered in libarchive. If
a user were tricked into expanding a specially crafted ISO 9660 CD-ROM
image or tar archive with an application using libarchive, it could
cause the application to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code
with the privileges of the user running the application.
(CVE-2011-1777, CVE-2011-1778)

All libarchive users should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain backported patches to correct these issues. All running
applications using libarchive must be restarted for this update to
take effect."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2011-December/002489.html"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:"Update the affected libarchive packages."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/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:oracle:linux:libarchive");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libarchive-devel");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:oracle:linux:6");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2011/12/02");
  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:"^6([^0-9]|$)", string:os_ver)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Oracle Linux 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 && cpu !~ "^i[3-6]86$") audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_IMPLEMENTED, "Oracle Linux", cpu);

flag = 0;
if (rpm_check(release:"EL6", reference:"libarchive-2.8.3-3.el6_1")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"EL6", reference:"libarchive-devel-2.8.3-3.el6_1")) 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, "libarchive / libarchive-devel");
}