RHEL 4 : nss (RHSA-2014:1165)

2014-11-08T00:00:00
ID REDHAT-RHSA-2014-1165.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter This script is Copyright (C) 2014-2019 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
Modified 2020-02-02T00:00:00

Description

Updated nss packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Extended Life Cycle Support.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Critical 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.

Network Security Services (NSS) is a set of libraries designed to support the cross-platform development of security-enabled client and server applications. Netscape Portable Runtime (NSPR) provides platform independence for non-GUI operating system facilities.

A race condition was found in the way NSS verified certain certificates. A remote attacker could use this flaw to crash an application using NSS or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running that application. (CVE-2014-1544)

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Tyson Smith and Jesse Schwartzentruber as the original reporters.

All NSS users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. After installing this update, applications using NSS must be restarted for this update to take effect.

                                        
                                            #
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were  
# extracted from Red Hat Security Advisory RHSA-2014:1165. The text 
# itself is copyright (C) Red Hat, Inc.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(79047);
  script_version("1.14");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2019/10/24 15:35:38");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2014-1544");
  script_bugtraq_id(68816);
  script_xref(name:"RHSA", value:"2014:1165");

  script_name(english:"RHEL 4 : nss (RHSA-2014:1165)");
  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 nss packages that fix one security issue are now available for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Extended Life Cycle Support.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Critical
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.

Network Security Services (NSS) is a set of libraries designed to
support the cross-platform development of security-enabled client and
server applications. Netscape Portable Runtime (NSPR) provides
platform independence for non-GUI operating system facilities.

A race condition was found in the way NSS verified certain
certificates. A remote attacker could use this flaw to crash an
application using NSS or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user running that application. (CVE-2014-1544)

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting this
issue. Upstream acknowledges Tyson Smith and Jesse Schwartzentruber as
the original reporters.

All NSS users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch to correct this issue. After installing
this update, applications using NSS must be restarted for this update
to take effect."
  );
  # https://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2014/mfsa2014-63.html
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2014-63/"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014:1165"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2014-1544"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:"Update the affected nss, nss-devel and / or nss-tools packages."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/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_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:nss");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:nss-devel");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:nss-tools");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2014/07/23");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2014/09/08");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2014/11/08");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"generated_plugin", value:"current");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2014-2019 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-2014:1165";
  yum_report = redhat_generate_yum_updateinfo_report(rhsa:rhsa);
  if (!empty_or_null(yum_report))
  {
    security_report_v4(
      port       : 0,
      severity   : SECURITY_HOLE,
      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", cpu:"i386", reference:"nss-3.12.10-7.el4")) flag++;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL4", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"nss-3.12.10-7.el4")) flag++;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL4", cpu:"i386", reference:"nss-devel-3.12.10-7.el4")) flag++;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL4", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"nss-devel-3.12.10-7.el4")) flag++;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL4", cpu:"i386", reference:"nss-tools-3.12.10-7.el4")) flag++;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL4", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"nss-tools-3.12.10-7.el4")) flag++;

  if (flag)
  {
    security_report_v4(
      port       : 0,
      severity   : SECURITY_HOLE,
      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, "nss / nss-devel / nss-tools");
  }
}