RHEL 5 : ibutils (RHSA-2012:0311)

2012-02-21T00:00:00
ID REDHAT-RHSA-2012-0311.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2018-11-26T00:00:00

Description

Updated ibutils packages that fix one security issue and one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having low security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

The ibutils packages provide InfiniBand network and path diagnostics.

It was found that the ibmssh executable had an insecure relative RPATH (runtime library search path) set in the ELF (Executable and Linking Format) header. A local user able to convince another user to run ibmssh in an attacker-controlled directory could run arbitrary code with the privileges of the victim. (CVE-2008-3277)

This update also fixes the following bug :

  • Under certain circumstances, the 'ibdiagnet -r' command could suffer from memory corruption and terminate with a 'double free or corruption' message and a backtrace. With this update, the correct memory management function is used to prevent the corruption. (BZ#711779)

All users of ibutils are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues.

                                        
                                            #
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were  
# extracted from Red Hat Security Advisory RHSA-2012:0311. The text 
# itself is copyright (C) Red Hat, Inc.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(58065);
  script_version ("1.13");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2018/11/26 11:02:15");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2008-3277");
  script_xref(name:"RHSA", value:"2012:0311");

  script_name(english:"RHEL 5 : ibutils (RHSA-2012:0311)");
  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 ibutils packages that fix one security issue and one bug are
now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having low
security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the
CVE link in the References section.

The ibutils packages provide InfiniBand network and path diagnostics.

It was found that the ibmssh executable had an insecure relative RPATH
(runtime library search path) set in the ELF (Executable and Linking
Format) header. A local user able to convince another user to run
ibmssh in an attacker-controlled directory could run arbitrary code
with the privileges of the victim. (CVE-2008-3277)

This update also fixes the following bug :

* Under certain circumstances, the 'ibdiagnet -r' command could suffer
from memory corruption and terminate with a 'double free or
corruption' message and a backtrace. With this update, the correct
memory management function is used to prevent the corruption.
(BZ#711779)

All users of ibutils are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain backported patches to correct these issues."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-3277"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012:0311"
  );
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"solution", value:"Update the affected packages.");
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/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:ibutils");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:ibutils-debuginfo");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:ibutils-devel");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:ibutils-libs");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2012/02/21");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2012/02/21");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2018 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 = 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:"^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-2012:0311";
  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:"ibutils-1.2-11.2.el5")) flag++;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL5", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"ibutils-1.2-11.2.el5")) flag++;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL5", cpu:"i386", reference:"ibutils-debuginfo-1.2-11.2.el5")) flag++;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL5", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"ibutils-debuginfo-1.2-11.2.el5")) flag++;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL5", cpu:"i386", reference:"ibutils-devel-1.2-11.2.el5")) flag++;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL5", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"ibutils-devel-1.2-11.2.el5")) flag++;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL5", cpu:"i386", reference:"ibutils-libs-1.2-11.2.el5")) flag++;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL5", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"ibutils-libs-1.2-11.2.el5")) 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, "ibutils / ibutils-debuginfo / ibutils-devel / ibutils-libs");
  }
}