Oracle Linux 7 : glibc (ELSA-2017-1916)

2017-08-09T00:00:00
ID ORACLELINUX_ELSA-2017-1916.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter This script is Copyright (C) 2017-2021 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
Modified 2017-08-09T00:00:00

Description

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2017:1916 :

An update for glibc is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

The glibc packages provide the standard C libraries (libc), POSIX thread libraries (libpthread), standard math libraries (libm), and the name service cache daemon (nscd) used by multiple programs on the system. Without these libraries, the Linux system cannot function correctly.

Security Fix(es) :

  • A stack overflow vulnerability was found in nan* functions that could cause applications, which process long strings with the nan function, to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2014-9761)

  • It was found that out-of-range time values passed to the strftime() function could result in an out-of-bounds memory access. This could lead to application crash or, potentially, information disclosure. (CVE-2015-8776)

  • An integer overflow vulnerability was found in hcreate() and hcreate_r() functions which could result in an out-of-bounds memory access. This could lead to application crash or, potentially, arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2015-8778)

  • A stack based buffer overflow vulnerability was found in the catopen() function. An excessively long string passed to the function could cause it to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2015-8779)

  • It was found that the dynamic loader did not sanitize the LD_POINTER_GUARD environment variable. An attacker could use this flaw to bypass the pointer guarding protection on set-user-ID or set-group-ID programs to execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running the application. (CVE-2015-8777)

Additional Changes :

For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 Release Notes linked from the References section.

                                        
                                            #%NASL_MIN_LEVEL 70300
#
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were
# extracted from Red Hat Security Advisory RHSA-2017:1916 and 
# Oracle Linux Security Advisory ELSA-2017-1916 respectively.
#

include('deprecated_nasl_level.inc');
include('compat.inc');

if (description)
{
  script_id(102288);
  script_version("3.5");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_modification_date", value:"2021/01/14");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2014-9761", "CVE-2015-8776", "CVE-2015-8777", "CVE-2015-8778", "CVE-2015-8779");
  script_xref(name:"RHSA", value:"2017:1916");

  script_name(english:"Oracle Linux 7 : glibc (ELSA-2017-1916)");
  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 2017:1916 :

An update for glibc is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security
impact of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each
vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

The glibc packages provide the standard C libraries (libc), POSIX
thread libraries (libpthread), standard math libraries (libm), and the
name service cache daemon (nscd) used by multiple programs on the
system. Without these libraries, the Linux system cannot function
correctly.

Security Fix(es) :

* A stack overflow vulnerability was found in nan* functions that
could cause applications, which process long strings with the nan
function, to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2014-9761)

* It was found that out-of-range time values passed to the strftime()
function could result in an out-of-bounds memory access. This could
lead to application crash or, potentially, information disclosure.
(CVE-2015-8776)

* An integer overflow vulnerability was found in hcreate() and
hcreate_r() functions which could result in an out-of-bounds memory
access. This could lead to application crash or, potentially,
arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2015-8778)

* A stack based buffer overflow vulnerability was found in the
catopen() function. An excessively long string passed to the function
could cause it to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2015-8779)

* It was found that the dynamic loader did not sanitize the
LD_POINTER_GUARD environment variable. An attacker could use this flaw
to bypass the pointer guarding protection on set-user-ID or
set-group-ID programs to execute arbitrary code with the permissions
of the user running the application. (CVE-2015-8777)

Additional Changes :

For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 7.4 Release Notes linked from the References section."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2017-August/007081.html"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:"Update the affected glibc 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_cvss3_base_vector("CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H");
  script_set_cvss3_temporal_vector("CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/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:glibc");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:glibc-common");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:glibc-devel");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:glibc-headers");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:glibc-static");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:glibc-utils");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:nscd");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:oracle:linux:7");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2016/01/20");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2017/08/08");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2017/08/09");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"generated_plugin", value:"current");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2017-2021 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:"^7([^0-9]|$)", string:os_ver)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Oracle Linux 7", "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);
if ("x86_64" >!< cpu) audit(AUDIT_ARCH_NOT, "x86_64", cpu);

flag = 0;
if (rpm_check(release:"EL7", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"glibc-2.17-196.el7")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"EL7", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"glibc-common-2.17-196.el7")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"EL7", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"glibc-devel-2.17-196.el7")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"EL7", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"glibc-headers-2.17-196.el7")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"EL7", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"glibc-static-2.17-196.el7")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"EL7", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"glibc-utils-2.17-196.el7")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"EL7", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"nscd-2.17-196.el7")) 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, "glibc / glibc-common / glibc-devel / glibc-headers / glibc-static / etc");
}