RHEL 3 : shadow-utils (RHSA-2007:0431)

2007-06-12T00:00:00
ID REDHAT-RHSA-2007-0431.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2016-12-29T00:00:00

Description

An updated shadow-utils package that fixes a security issue and several bugs is now available.

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

The shadow-utils package includes the necessary programs for converting UNIX password files to the shadow password format, as well as programs for managing user and group accounts.

A flaw was found in the useradd tool in shadow-utils. A new user's mailbox, when created, could have random permissions for a short period. This could allow a local attacker to read or modify the mailbox. (CVE-2006-1174)

This update also fixes the following bugs :

  • shadow-utils debuginfo package was empty.

  • chage.1 and chage -l gave incorrect information about sp_inact.

All users of shadow-utils are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains backported 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-2007:0431. The text 
# itself is copyright (C) Red Hat, Inc.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(25478);
  script_version ("$Revision: 1.17 $");
  script_cvs_date("$Date: 2016/12/29 15:35:21 $");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2006-1174");
  script_osvdb_id(25848);
  script_xref(name:"RHSA", value:"2007:0431");

  script_name(english:"RHEL 3 : shadow-utils (RHSA-2007:0431)");
  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 shadow-utils package that fixes a security issue and
several bugs is now available.

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

The shadow-utils package includes the necessary programs for
converting UNIX password files to the shadow password format, as well
as programs for managing user and group accounts.

A flaw was found in the useradd tool in shadow-utils. A new user's
mailbox, when created, could have random permissions for a short
period. This could allow a local attacker to read or modify the
mailbox. (CVE-2006-1174)

This update also fixes the following bugs :

* shadow-utils debuginfo package was empty.

* chage.1 and chage -l gave incorrect information about sp_inact.

All users of shadow-utils are advised to upgrade to this updated
package, which contains backported patches to resolve these issues."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2006-1174.html"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2007-0431.html"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:"Update the affected shadow-utils package."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P");

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

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2007/06/11");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2007/06/12");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2006/02/23");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2016 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:"^3([^0-9]|$)", string:os_ver)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Red Hat 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-2007:0431";
  yum_report = redhat_generate_yum_updateinfo_report(rhsa:rhsa);
  if (!empty_or_null(yum_report))
  {
    security_report_v4(
      port       : 0,
      severity   : SECURITY_NOTE,
      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:"RHEL3", reference:"shadow-utils-4.0.3-29.RHEL3")) flag++;

  if (flag)
  {
    security_report_v4(
      port       : 0,
      severity   : SECURITY_NOTE,
      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, "shadow-utils");
  }
}