RHEL 2.1 : vnc (RHSA-2003:068)

2004-07-06T00:00:00
ID REDHAT-RHSA-2003-068.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2016-12-28T00:00:00

Description

Updated VNC packages are available to fix a weak cookie vulnerability.

VNC is a tool for providing a remote graphical user interface.

The VNC server acts as an X server, but the script for starting it generates an MIT X cookie (which is used for X authentication) without using a strong enough random number generator. This could allow an attacker to be able to more easily guess the authentication cookie.

All users of VNC are advised to upgrade to these erratum packages, which contain a patch to correct this issue.

                                        
                                            #
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were  
# extracted from Red Hat Security Advisory RHSA-2003:068. The text 
# itself is copyright (C) Red Hat, Inc.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(12370);
  script_version ("$Revision: 1.18 $");
  script_cvs_date("$Date: 2016/12/28 17:44:43 $");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2002-1511");
  script_xref(name:"RHSA", value:"2003:068");

  script_name(english:"RHEL 2.1 : vnc (RHSA-2003:068)");
  script_summary(english:"Checks the rpm output for the updated packages");

  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"synopsis", 
    value:"The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"description", 
    value:
"Updated VNC packages are available to fix a weak cookie vulnerability.

VNC is a tool for providing a remote graphical user interface.

The VNC server acts as an X server, but the script for starting it
generates an MIT X cookie (which is used for X authentication) without
using a strong enough random number generator. This could allow an
attacker to be able to more easily guess the authentication cookie.

All users of VNC are advised to upgrade to these erratum packages,
which contain a patch to correct this issue."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2002-1511.html"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2003-068.html"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:"Update the affected vnc, vnc-doc and / or vnc-server packages."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:vnc");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:vnc-doc");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:vnc-server");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:2.1");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2003/02/26");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2004/07/06");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.");
  script_family(english:"Red Hat Local Security Checks");

  script_dependencies("ssh_get_info.nasl");
  script_require_keys("Host/local_checks_enabled", "Host/RedHat/release", "Host/RedHat/rpm-list", "Host/cpu");

  exit(0);
}


include("audit.inc");
include("global_settings.inc");
include("misc_func.inc");
include("rpm.inc");

if (!get_kb_item("Host/local_checks_enabled")) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_ENABLED);
release = get_kb_item("Host/RedHat/release");
if (isnull(release) || "Red Hat" >!< release) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Red Hat");
os_ver = eregmatch(pattern: "Red Hat Enterprise Linux.*release ([0-9]+(\.[0-9]+)?)", string:release);
if (isnull(os_ver)) audit(AUDIT_UNKNOWN_APP_VER, "Red Hat");
os_ver = os_ver[1];
if (! ereg(pattern:"^2\.1([^0-9]|$)", string:os_ver)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Red Hat 2.1", "Red Hat " + 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$" && "s390" >!< cpu) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_IMPLEMENTED, "Red Hat", cpu);
if (cpu !~ "^i[3-6]86$") audit(AUDIT_ARCH_NOT, "i386", cpu);

yum_updateinfo = get_kb_item("Host/RedHat/yum-updateinfo");
if (!empty_or_null(yum_updateinfo)) 
{
  rhsa = "RHSA-2003:068";
  yum_report = redhat_generate_yum_updateinfo_report(rhsa:rhsa);
  if (!empty_or_null(yum_report))
  {
    security_report_v4(
      port       : 0,
      severity   : SECURITY_WARNING,
      extra      : yum_report 
    );
    exit(0);
  }
  else
  {
    audit_message = "affected by Red Hat security advisory " + rhsa;
    audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, audit_message);
  }
}
else
{
  flag = 0;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL2.1", cpu:"i386", reference:"vnc-3.3.3r2-18.6")) flag++;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL2.1", cpu:"i386", reference:"vnc-doc-3.3.3r2-18.6")) flag++;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL2.1", cpu:"i386", reference:"vnc-server-3.3.3r2-18.6")) flag++;

  if (flag)
  {
    security_report_v4(
      port       : 0,
      severity   : SECURITY_WARNING,
      extra      : rpm_report_get() + redhat_report_package_caveat()
    );
    exit(0);
  }
  else
  {
    tested = pkg_tests_get();
    if (tested) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_NOT_AFFECTED, tested);
    else audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_NOT_INSTALLED, "vnc / vnc-doc / vnc-server");
  }
}