Oracle Linux 5 : busybox (ELSA-2012-0308)

2013-07-12T00:00:00
ID ORACLELINUX_ELSA-2012-0308.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter This script is Copyright (C) 2013-2019 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
Modified 2020-08-02T00:00:00

Description

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2012:0308 :

Updated busybox packages that fix two security issues and two bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having low 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.

BusyBox provides a single binary that includes versions of a large number of system commands, including a shell. This can be very useful for recovering from certain types of system failures, particularly those involving broken shared libraries.

A buffer underflow flaw was found in the way the uncompress utility of BusyBox expanded certain archive files compressed using Lempel-Ziv compression. If a user were tricked into expanding a specially crafted archive file with uncompress, it could cause BusyBox to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running BusyBox. (CVE-2006-1168)

The BusyBox DHCP client, udhcpc, did not sufficiently sanitize certain options provided in DHCP server replies, such as the client hostname. A malicious DHCP server could send such an option with a specially crafted value to a DHCP client. If this option

                                        
                                            #
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were
# extracted from Red Hat Security Advisory RHSA-2012:0308 and 
# Oracle Linux Security Advisory ELSA-2012-0308 respectively.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(68479);
  script_version("1.7");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2019/09/30 10:58:17");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2006-1168", "CVE-2011-2716");
  script_bugtraq_id(19455, 48879);
  script_xref(name:"RHSA", value:"2012:0308");

  script_name(english:"Oracle Linux 5 : busybox (ELSA-2012-0308)");
  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 2012:0308 :

Updated busybox packages that fix two security issues and two bugs are
now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having low
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.

BusyBox provides a single binary that includes versions of a large
number of system commands, including a shell. This can be very useful
for recovering from certain types of system failures, particularly
those involving broken shared libraries.

A buffer underflow flaw was found in the way the uncompress utility of
BusyBox expanded certain archive files compressed using Lempel-Ziv
compression. If a user were tricked into expanding a specially crafted
archive file with uncompress, it could cause BusyBox to crash or,
potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user
running BusyBox. (CVE-2006-1168)

The BusyBox DHCP client, udhcpc, did not sufficiently sanitize certain
options provided in DHCP server replies, such as the client hostname.
A malicious DHCP server could send such an option with a specially
crafted value to a DHCP client. If this option's value was saved on
the client system, and then later insecurely evaluated by a process
that assumes the option is trusted, it could lead to arbitrary code
execution with the privileges of that process. Note: udhcpc is not
used on Red Hat Enterprise Linux by default, and no DHCP client script
is provided with the busybox packages. (CVE-2011-2716)

This update also fixes the following bugs :

* Prior to this update, the cp command wrongly returned the exit code
0 to indicate success if a device ran out of space while attempting to
copy files of more than 4 gigabytes. This update modifies BusyBox, so
that in such situations, the exit code 1 is returned. Now, the cp
command shows correctly whether a process failed. (BZ#689659)

* Prior to this update, the findfs command failed to check all
existing block devices on a system with thousands of block device
nodes in '/dev/'. This update modifies BusyBox so that findfs checks
all block devices even in this case. (BZ#756723)

All users of busybox are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which correct these issues."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2012-March/002659.html"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:"Update the affected busybox packages."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P");
  script_set_cvss_temporal_vector("CVSS2#E:U/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:busybox");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:busybox-anaconda");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:oracle:linux:5");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2006/08/14");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2012/03/07");
  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([^0-9]|$)", string:os_ver)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Oracle Linux 5", "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:"busybox-1.2.0-13.el5")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"EL5", reference:"busybox-anaconda-1.2.0-13.el5")) 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, "busybox / busybox-anaconda");
}