RHEL 7 : pcre (RHSA-2015:0330)

2015-03-05T00:00:00
ID REDHAT-RHSA-2015-0330.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2018-07-26T00:00:00

Description

Updated pcre packages that fix one security issue and add one enhancement are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security 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.

PCRE is a Perl-compatible regular expression library.

A flaw was found in the way PCRE handled certain malformed regular expressions. This issue could cause an application (for example, Konqueror) linked against PCRE to crash while parsing malicious regular expressions. (CVE-2014-8964)

This update also adds the following enhancement :

  • Support for the little-endian variant of IBM Power Systems has been added to the pcre packages. (BZ#1123498, BZ#1125642)

All pcre users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue and add this enhancement.

                                        
                                            #
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were  
# extracted from Red Hat Security Advisory RHSA-2015:0330. The text 
# itself is copyright (C) Red Hat, Inc.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(81631);
  script_version("1.4");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2018/07/26 18:45:29");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2014-8964");
  script_xref(name:"RHSA", value:"2015:0330");

  script_name(english:"RHEL 7 : pcre (RHSA-2015:0330)");
  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 pcre packages that fix one security issue and add one
enhancement are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security 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.

PCRE is a Perl-compatible regular expression library.

A flaw was found in the way PCRE handled certain malformed regular
expressions. This issue could cause an application (for example,
Konqueror) linked against PCRE to crash while parsing malicious
regular expressions. (CVE-2014-8964)

This update also adds the following enhancement :

* Support for the little-endian variant of IBM Power Systems has been
added to the pcre packages. (BZ#1123498, BZ#1125642)

All pcre users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch to correct this issue and add this
enhancement."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2014-8964.html"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-0330.html"
  );
  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:P");
  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:pcre");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:pcre-debuginfo");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:pcre-devel");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:pcre-static");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:pcre-tools");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2015/03/05");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2015/03/05");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2015-2018 Tenable Network Security, Inc.");
  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:"^7([^0-9]|$)", string:os_ver)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Red Hat 7.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-2015:0330";
  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:"RHEL7", reference:"pcre-8.32-14.el7")) flag++;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL7", reference:"pcre-debuginfo-8.32-14.el7")) flag++;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL7", reference:"pcre-devel-8.32-14.el7")) flag++;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL7", reference:"pcre-static-8.32-14.el7")) flag++;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL7", cpu:"s390x", reference:"pcre-tools-8.32-14.el7")) flag++;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL7", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"pcre-tools-8.32-14.el7")) 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, "pcre / pcre-debuginfo / pcre-devel / pcre-static / pcre-tools");
  }
}