RHEL 4 : cups (RHSA-2005:772)

2005-10-05T00:00:00
ID REDHAT-RHSA-2005-772.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2019 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
Modified 2020-10-02T00:00:00

Description

Updated CUPS packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

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

The Common UNIX Printing System (CUPS) provides a portable printing layer for UNIX(R) operating systems.

A bug was found in the way CUPS processes malformed HTTP requests. It is possible for a remote user capable of connecting to the CUPS daemon to issue a malformed HTTP GET request that causes CUPS to enter an infinite loop. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-2874 to this issue.

Two small bugs have also been fixed in this update. A signal handling problem has been fixed that could occasionally cause the scheduler to stop when told to reload. A problem with tracking open file descriptors under certain specific circumstances has also been fixed.

All users of CUPS should upgrade to these erratum packages, which contain a patch to correct this issue.

                                        
                                            #%NASL_MIN_LEVEL 80502
#
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were  
# extracted from Red Hat Security Advisory RHSA-2005:772. The text 
# itself is copyright (C) Red Hat, Inc.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(19834);
  script_version ("1.25");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2019/10/25 13:36:11");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2005-2874");
  script_xref(name:"RHSA", value:"2005:772");

  script_name(english:"RHEL 4 : cups (RHSA-2005:772)");
  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 CUPS packages that fix a security issue are now available for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

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

The Common UNIX Printing System (CUPS) provides a portable printing
layer for UNIX(R) operating systems.

A bug was found in the way CUPS processes malformed HTTP requests. It
is possible for a remote user capable of connecting to the CUPS daemon
to issue a malformed HTTP GET request that causes CUPS to enter an
infinite loop. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-2874 to this issue.

Two small bugs have also been fixed in this update. A signal handling
problem has been fixed that could occasionally cause the scheduler to
stop when told to reload. A problem with tracking open file
descriptors under certain specific circumstances has also been fixed.

All users of CUPS should upgrade to these erratum packages, which
contain a patch to correct this issue."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2005-2874"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005:772"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:"Update the affected cups, cups-devel and / or cups-libs packages."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P");

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

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2005/09/13");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2005/09/27");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2005/10/05");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"generated_plugin", value:"current");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2019 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:"^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-2005:772";
  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:"RHEL4", reference:"cups-1.1.22-0.rc1.9.8")) flag++;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL4", reference:"cups-devel-1.1.22-0.rc1.9.8")) flag++;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL4", reference:"cups-libs-1.1.22-0.rc1.9.8")) 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, "cups / cups-devel / cups-libs");
  }
}