RHEL 6 : kernel (RHSA-2015:0115)

2015-02-04T00:00:00
ID REDHAT-RHSA-2015-0115.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2018-11-10T00:00:00

Description

Updated kernel packages that fix three security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 Advanced Update Support.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system.

  • A flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's SCTP implementation handled malformed or duplicate Address Configuration Change Chunks (ASCONF). A remote attacker could use either of these flaws to crash the system. (CVE-2014-3673, CVE-2014-3687, Important)

  • A flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's SCTP implementation handled the association's output queue. A remote attacker could send specially crafted packets that would cause the system to use an excessive amount of memory, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2014-3688, Important)

The CVE-2014-3673 issue was discovered by Liu Wei of Red Hat.

All kernel users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues. The system must be rebooted for this update to take effect.

                                        
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# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were  
# extracted from Red Hat Security Advisory RHSA-2015:0115. The text 
# itself is copyright (C) Red Hat, Inc.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(81158);
  script_version("1.7");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2018/11/10 11:49:54");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2014-3673", "CVE-2014-3687", "CVE-2014-3688");
  script_xref(name:"RHSA", value:"2015:0115");

  script_name(english:"RHEL 6 : kernel (RHSA-2015:0115)");
  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 kernel packages that fix three security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 Advanced Update Support.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important
security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each
vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux
operating system.

* A flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's SCTP implementation
handled malformed or duplicate Address Configuration Change Chunks
(ASCONF). A remote attacker could use either of these flaws to crash
the system. (CVE-2014-3673, CVE-2014-3687, Important)

* A flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's SCTP implementation
handled the association's output queue. A remote attacker could send
specially crafted packets that would cause the system to use an
excessive amount of memory, leading to a denial of service.
(CVE-2014-3688, Important)

The CVE-2014-3673 issue was discovered by Liu Wei of Red Hat.

All kernel users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain backported patches to correct these issues. The system
must be rebooted for this update to take effect."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015:0115"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2014-3687"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2014-3673"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2014-3688"
  );
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"solution", value:"Update the affected packages.");
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/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:kernel");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-debug");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-debug-debuginfo");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-debug-devel");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-debuginfo");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-debuginfo-common-x86_64");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-devel");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-doc");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-firmware");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kernel-headers");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:perf");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:perf-debuginfo");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:python-perf");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:python-perf-debuginfo");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6.2");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2015/02/03");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2015/02/04");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2015-2018 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:"^6\.2([^0-9]|$)", string:os_ver)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Red Hat 6.2", "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-2015:0115";
  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:"RHEL6", sp:"2", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"kernel-2.6.32-220.58.1.el6")) flag++;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL6", sp:"2", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"kernel-debug-2.6.32-220.58.1.el6")) flag++;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL6", sp:"2", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"kernel-debug-debuginfo-2.6.32-220.58.1.el6")) flag++;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL6", sp:"2", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"kernel-debug-devel-2.6.32-220.58.1.el6")) flag++;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL6", sp:"2", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"kernel-debuginfo-2.6.32-220.58.1.el6")) flag++;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL6", sp:"2", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"kernel-debuginfo-common-x86_64-2.6.32-220.58.1.el6")) flag++;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL6", sp:"2", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"kernel-devel-2.6.32-220.58.1.el6")) flag++;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL6", sp:"2", reference:"kernel-doc-2.6.32-220.58.1.el6")) flag++;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL6", sp:"2", reference:"kernel-firmware-2.6.32-220.58.1.el6")) flag++;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL6", sp:"2", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"kernel-headers-2.6.32-220.58.1.el6")) flag++;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL6", sp:"2", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"perf-2.6.32-220.58.1.el6")) flag++;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL6", sp:"2", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-220.58.1.el6")) flag++;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL6", sp:"2", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"python-perf-2.6.32-220.58.1.el6")) flag++;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL6", sp:"2", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"python-perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-220.58.1.el6")) 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, "kernel / kernel-debug / kernel-debug-debuginfo / kernel-debug-devel / etc");
  }
}