RHEL 2.1 / 3 : xscreensaver (RHSA-2006:0498)

2006-05-24T00:00:00
ID REDHAT-RHSA-2006-0498.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2019 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
Modified 2020-08-02T00:00:00

Description

An updated xscreensaver package that fixes two security flaws is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 and 3.

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

XScreenSaver is a collection of screensavers.

A keyboard focus flaw was found in the way XScreenSaver prompts the user to enter their password to unlock the screen. XScreenSaver did not properly ensure it had proper keyboard focus, which could leak a users password to the program with keyboard focus. This behavior is not common, as only certain applications exhibit this focus error. (CVE-2004-2655)

Several flaws were found in the way various XScreenSaver screensavers create temporary files. It may be possible for a local attacker to create a temporary file in way that could overwrite a different file to which the user running XScreenSaver has write permissions. (CVE-2003-1294)

Users of XScreenSaver should upgrade to this updated package, which contains backported patches to correct these issues.

                                        
                                            #%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-2006:0498. The text 
# itself is copyright (C) Red Hat, Inc.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(21593);
  script_version ("1.23");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2019/10/25 13:36:11");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2003-1294", "CVE-2004-2655");
  script_bugtraq_id(9125);
  script_xref(name:"RHSA", value:"2006:0498");

  script_name(english:"RHEL 2.1 / 3 : xscreensaver (RHSA-2006:0498)");
  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:
"An updated xscreensaver package that fixes two security flaws is now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 and 3.

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

XScreenSaver is a collection of screensavers.

A keyboard focus flaw was found in the way XScreenSaver prompts the
user to enter their password to unlock the screen. XScreenSaver did
not properly ensure it had proper keyboard focus, which could leak a
users password to the program with keyboard focus. This behavior is
not common, as only certain applications exhibit this focus error.
(CVE-2004-2655)

Several flaws were found in the way various XScreenSaver screensavers
create temporary files. It may be possible for a local attacker to
create a temporary file in way that could overwrite a different file
to which the user running XScreenSaver has write permissions.
(CVE-2003-1294)

Users of XScreenSaver should upgrade to this updated package, which
contains backported patches to correct these issues."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2003-1294"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2004-2655"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2006:0498"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:"Update the affected xscreensaver package."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:N/A:N");
  script_set_cvss_temporal_vector("CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/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:redhat:enterprise_linux:xscreensaver");
  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:"2003/12/31");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2006/05/23");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2006/05/24");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"generated_plugin", value:"current");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2019 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:"^(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-2006:0498";
  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:"xscreensaver-3.33-4.rhel21.3")) flag++;

  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL3", reference:"xscreensaver-4.10-20")) 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, "xscreensaver");
  }
}