RHEL 5 : dnsmasq (RHSA-2008:0789)

2008-08-12T00:00:00
ID REDHAT-RHSA-2008-0789.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter This script is Copyright (C) 2008-2021 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
Modified 2008-08-12T00:00:00

Description

An updated dnsmasq package that implements UDP source-port randomization is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

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

Dnsmasq is lightweight DNS forwarder and DHCP server. It is designed to provide DNS and, optionally, DHCP, to a small network.

The dnsmasq DNS resolver used a fixed source UDP port. This could have made DNS spoofing attacks easier. dnsmasq has been updated to use random UDP source ports, helping to make DNS spoofing attacks harder. (CVE-2008-1447)

All dnsmasq users are advised to upgrade to this updated package, that upgrades dnsmasq to version 2.45, which resolves this issue.

                                        
                                            #%NASL_MIN_LEVEL 70300
#
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were  
# extracted from Red Hat Security Advisory RHSA-2008:0789. The text 
# itself is copyright (C) Red Hat, Inc.
#

include('deprecated_nasl_level.inc');
include('compat.inc');

if (description)
{
  script_id(33865);
  script_version("1.40");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_modification_date", value:"2021/01/14");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2008-1447");
  script_bugtraq_id(30131);
  script_xref(name:"RHSA", value:"2008:0789");
  script_xref(name:"IAVA", value:"2008-A-0045");

  script_name(english:"RHEL 5 : dnsmasq (RHSA-2008:0789)");
  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 dnsmasq package that implements UDP source-port
randomization is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

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

Dnsmasq is lightweight DNS forwarder and DHCP server. It is designed
to provide DNS and, optionally, DHCP, to a small network.

The dnsmasq DNS resolver used a fixed source UDP port. This could have
made DNS spoofing attacks easier. dnsmasq has been updated to use
random UDP source ports, helping to make DNS spoofing attacks harder.
(CVE-2008-1447)

All dnsmasq users are advised to upgrade to this updated package, that
upgrades dnsmasq to version 2.45, which resolves this issue."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-1447"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://www.thekelleys.org.uk/dnsmasq/CHANGELOG"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008:0789"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:"Update the affected dnsmasq package."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N");
  script_set_cvss_temporal_vector("CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploitability_ease", value:"Exploits are available");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_available", value:"true");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:dnsmasq");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5.2");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2008/07/08");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2008/08/11");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2008/08/12");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"generated_plugin", value:"current");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"stig_severity", value:"I");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2008-2021 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:"^5([^0-9]|$)", string:os_ver)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Red Hat 5.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-2008:0789";
  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:"RHEL5", cpu:"i386", reference:"dnsmasq-2.45-1.el5_2.1")) flag++;

  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL5", cpu:"s390x", reference:"dnsmasq-2.45-1.el5_2.1")) flag++;

  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL5", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"dnsmasq-2.45-1.el5_2.1")) 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, "dnsmasq");
  }
}