RHEL 4 : autofs5 (RHSA-2007:1129)

2007-12-13T00:00:00
ID REDHAT-RHSA-2007-1129.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2019 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
Modified 2020-08-02T00:00:00

Description

Updated Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Technology Preview autofs5 packages are now available to fix a security flaw.

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

The autofs utility controls the operation of the automount daemon, which automatically mounts and unmounts file systems after a period of inactivity. The autofs version 5 package was made available as a technology preview in Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4.6.

There was a security issue with the default installed configuration of autofs version 5 whereby the entry for the

                                        
                                            #%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-2007:1129. The text 
# itself is copyright (C) Red Hat, Inc.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(29693);
  script_version ("1.24");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2019/10/25 13:36:13");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2007-5964");
  script_bugtraq_id(26841);
  script_xref(name:"RHSA", value:"2007:1129");

  script_name(english:"RHEL 4 : autofs5 (RHSA-2007:1129)");
  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 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Technology Preview autofs5 packages
are now available to fix a security flaw.

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

The autofs utility controls the operation of the automount daemon,
which automatically mounts and unmounts file systems after a period of
inactivity. The autofs version 5 package was made available as a
technology preview in Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4.6.

There was a security issue with the default installed configuration of
autofs version 5 whereby the entry for the 'hosts' map did not specify
the 'nosuid' mount option. A local user with control of a remote nfs
server could create a setuid root executable within an exported
filesystem on the remote nfs server that, if mounted using the default
hosts map, would allow the user to gain root privileges.
(CVE-2007-5964)

Due to the fact that autofs version 5 always mounted hosts map entries
suid by default, autofs has now been altered to always use the
'nosuid' option when mounting from the default hosts map. The 'suid'
option must be explicitly given in the master map entry to revert to
the old behavior. This change affects only the hosts map which
corresponds to the /net entry in the default configuration.

Users are advised to upgrade to these updated autofs5 packages, which
resolve this issue.

Red Hat would like to thank Josh Lange for reporting this issue."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2007-5964"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2007:1129"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:"Update the affected autofs5 package."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C");
  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_cwe_id(16);

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:autofs5");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.6");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2007/12/13");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2007/12/12");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2007/12/13");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"generated_plugin", value:"current");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2019 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-2007:1129";
  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:"autofs5-5.0.1-0.rc2.55.el4_6.1")) 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, "autofs5");
  }
}