RHEL 2.1 / 3 : rsync (RHSA-2003:399)

2004-07-06T00:00:00
ID REDHAT-RHSA-2003-399.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2021 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
Modified 2004-07-06T00:00:00

Description

Updated rsync packages are now available that fix a heap overflow in the Rsync server.

rsync is a program for sychronizing files over the network.

A heap overflow bug exists in rsync versions prior to 2.5.7. On machines where the rsync server has been enabled, a remote attacker could use this flaw to execute arbitrary code as an unprivileged user. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2003-0962 to this issue.

All users should upgrade to these erratum packages containing version 2.5.7 of rsync, which is not vulnerable to this issue.

NOTE: The rsync server is disabled (off) by default in Red Hat Enterprise Linux. To check if the rsync server has been enabled (on), run the following command :

/sbin/chkconfig --list rsync

If the rsync server has been enabled but is not required, it can be disabled by running the following command as root :

/sbin/chkconfig rsync off

Red Hat would like to thank the rsync team for their rapid response and quick fix for this issue.

                                        
                                            #%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-2003:399. The text 
# itself is copyright (C) Red Hat, Inc.
#

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

if (description)
{
  script_id(12440);
  script_version("1.30");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_modification_date", value:"2021/01/14");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2003-0962");
  script_xref(name:"RHSA", value:"2003:399");

  script_name(english:"RHEL 2.1 / 3 : rsync (RHSA-2003:399)");
  script_summary(english:"Checks the rpm output for the updated package");

  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"synopsis", 
    value:"The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"description", 
    value:
"Updated rsync packages are now available that fix a heap overflow in
the Rsync server.

rsync is a program for sychronizing files over the network.

A heap overflow bug exists in rsync versions prior to 2.5.7. On
machines where the rsync server has been enabled, a remote attacker
could use this flaw to execute arbitrary code as an unprivileged user.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the name CVE-2003-0962 to this issue.

All users should upgrade to these erratum packages containing version
2.5.7 of rsync, which is not vulnerable to this issue.

NOTE: The rsync server is disabled (off) by default in Red Hat
Enterprise Linux. To check if the rsync server has been enabled (on),
run the following command :

/sbin/chkconfig --list rsync

If the rsync server has been enabled but is not required, it can be
disabled by running the following command as root :

/sbin/chkconfig rsync off

Red Hat would like to thank the rsync team for their rapid response
and quick fix for this issue."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2003-0962"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://rsync.samba.org/"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2003:399"
  );
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"solution", value:"Update the affected rsync package.");
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploitability_ease", value:"Exploits are available");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_available", value:"true");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_framework_canvas", value:"true");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"canvas_package", value:'CANVAS');

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:rsync");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:2.1");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:3");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2003/12/15");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2003/12/04");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2004/07/06");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"generated_plugin", value:"current");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2021 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.");
  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 = pregmatch(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 (! preg(pattern:"^(2\.1|3)([^0-9]|$)", string:os_ver)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Red Hat 2.1 / 3.x", "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);

yum_updateinfo = get_kb_item("Host/RedHat/yum-updateinfo");
if (!empty_or_null(yum_updateinfo)) 
{
  rhsa = "RHSA-2003:399";
  yum_report = redhat_generate_yum_updateinfo_report(rhsa:rhsa);
  if (!empty_or_null(yum_report))
  {
    security_report_v4(
      port       : 0,
      severity   : SECURITY_HOLE,
      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:"rsync-2.5.7-0.7")) flag++;

  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL3", reference:"rsync-2.5.7-1")) flag++;

  if (flag)
  {
    security_report_v4(
      port       : 0,
      severity   : SECURITY_HOLE,
      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, "rsync");
  }
}