RHEL 4 : krb5 (RHSA-2005:045)

2005-02-22T00:00:00
ID REDHAT-RHSA-2005-045.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2018-11-15T00:00:00

Description

Updated Kerberos (krb5) packages that correct a buffer overflow bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

Kerberos is a networked authentication system that uses a trusted third party (a KDC) to authenticate clients and servers to each other.

A heap based buffer overflow bug was found in the administration library of Kerberos 1.3.5 and earlier. This bug could allow an authenticated remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands on a realm's master Kerberos KDC. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2004-1189 to this issue.

All users of krb5 should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported security patches to resolve these issues.

                                        
                                            #
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were  
# extracted from Red Hat Security Advisory RHSA-2005:045. The text 
# itself is copyright (C) Red Hat, Inc.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(17173);
  script_version ("1.20");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2018/11/15 11:40:29");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2004-1189");
  script_xref(name:"RHSA", value:"2005:045");

  script_name(english:"RHEL 4 : krb5 (RHSA-2005:045)");
  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 Kerberos (krb5) packages that correct a buffer overflow bug
are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

Kerberos is a networked authentication system that uses a trusted
third party (a KDC) to authenticate clients and servers to each other.

A heap based buffer overflow bug was found in the administration
library of Kerberos 1.3.5 and earlier. This bug could allow an
authenticated remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands on a
realm's master Kerberos KDC. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2004-1189 to this
issue.

All users of krb5 should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain backported security patches to resolve these issues."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2004-1189"
  );
  # http://web.mit.edu/kerberos/www/advisories/MITKRB5-SA-2004-004-pwhist.txt
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://www.nessus.org/u?897bce3d"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005:045"
  );
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"solution", value:"Update the affected packages.");
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:krb5-devel");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:krb5-libs");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:krb5-server");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:krb5-workstation");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2005/02/15");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2005/02/22");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2018 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 = 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:"^4([^0-9]|$)", string:os_ver)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Red Hat 4.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-2005:045";
  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:"RHEL4", reference:"krb5-devel-1.3.4-10")) flag++;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL4", reference:"krb5-libs-1.3.4-10")) flag++;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL4", reference:"krb5-server-1.3.4-10")) flag++;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL4", reference:"krb5-workstation-1.3.4-10")) 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, "krb5-devel / krb5-libs / krb5-server / krb5-workstation");
  }
}