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RHEL 6 : log4j (Unpatched Vulnerability)

2024-06-0300:00:00
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redhat enterprise linux
log4j
vulnerability
unpatched
denial of service
cve-2017-5645
chainsaw
socketappender
jre
apache log4j
unsupported
hashmap
hashtable
deserialization
memory exhaustion
virtual machine
log4j 2.x
cve-2023-26464
nessus
package manager
installed
scanner

CVSS2

7.5

Attack Vector

NETWORK

Attack Complexity

LOW

Authentication

NONE

Confidentiality Impact

PARTIAL

Integrity Impact

PARTIAL

Availability Impact

PARTIAL

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

CVSS3

9.8

Attack Vector

NETWORK

Attack Complexity

LOW

Privileges Required

NONE

User Interaction

NONE

Scope

UNCHANGED

Confidentiality Impact

HIGH

Integrity Impact

HIGH

Availability Impact

HIGH

CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

AI Score

7.5

Confidence

High

EPSS

0.874

Percentile

98.7%

The remote Redhat Enterprise Linux 6 host has one or more packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities that have been acknowledged by the vendor but will not be patched.

  • log4j: Socket receiver deserialization vulnerability (CVE-2017-5645)

  • UNSUPPORTED WHEN ASSIGNED When using the Chainsaw or SocketAppender components with Log4j 1.x on JRE less than 1.7, an attacker that manages to cause a logging entry involving a specially-crafted (ie, deeply nested) hashmap or hashtable (depending on which logging component is in use) to be processed could exhaust the available memory in the virtual machine and achieve Denial of Service when the object is deserialized. This issue affects Apache Log4j before 2. Affected users are recommended to update to Log4j 2.x. NOTE: This vulnerability only affects products that are no longer supported by the maintainer.
    (CVE-2023-26464)

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied on the package manager’s report that the package is installed.

#%NASL_MIN_LEVEL 80900
##
# (C) Tenable, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were
# extracted from Red Hat Security Advisory log4j. The text
# itself is copyright (C) Red Hat, Inc.
##

include('compat.inc');

if (description)
{
  script_id(199080);
  script_version("1.1");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_modification_date", value:"2024/06/03");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2017-5645", "CVE-2023-26464");

  script_name(english:"RHEL 6 : log4j (Unpatched Vulnerability)");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"synopsis", value:
"The remote Red Hat 6 host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities that will not be patched.");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"description", value:
"The remote Redhat Enterprise Linux 6 host has one or more packages installed that are affected by multiple
vulnerabilities that have been acknowledged by the vendor but will not be patched.

  - log4j: Socket receiver deserialization vulnerability (CVE-2017-5645)

  - ** UNSUPPORTED WHEN ASSIGNED ** When using the Chainsaw or SocketAppender components with Log4j 1.x on JRE
    less than 1.7, an attacker that manages to cause a logging entry involving a specially-crafted (ie, deeply
    nested) hashmap or hashtable (depending on which logging component is in use) to be processed could
    exhaust the available memory in the virtual machine and achieve Denial of Service when the object is
    deserialized. This issue affects Apache Log4j before 2. Affected users are recommended to update to Log4j
    2.x. NOTE: This vulnerability only affects products that are no longer supported by the maintainer.
    (CVE-2023-26464)

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied on the package manager's report that the package
is installed.");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"solution", value:
"The vendor has acknowledged the vulnerabilities but no solution has been provided. Refer to the vendor for remediation
guidance.");
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P");
  script_set_cvss_temporal_vector("CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C");
  script_set_cvss3_base_vector("CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H");
  script_set_cvss3_temporal_vector("CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cvss_score_source", value:"CVE-2017-5645");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploitability_ease", value:"No known exploits are available");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_available", value:"false");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vendor_unpatched", value:"true");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2017/04/17");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2024/06/03");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:log4j");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"generated_plugin", value:"current");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_family(english:"Red Hat Local Security Checks");

  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2024 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.");

  script_dependencies("ssh_get_info.nasl", "redhat_repos.nasl");
  script_require_keys("Host/local_checks_enabled", "Host/RedHat/release", "Host/RedHat/rpm-list", "Host/cpu");

  exit(0);
}


include('rpm.inc');
include('rhel.inc');

if (!get_kb_item("global_settings/vendor_unpatched"))
exit(0, "Unpatched Vulnerabilities Detection not active.");

if (!get_kb_item('Host/local_checks_enabled')) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_ENABLED);
var os_release = get_kb_item('Host/RedHat/release');
if (isnull(os_release) || 'Red Hat' >!< os_release) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, 'Red Hat');
var os_ver = pregmatch(pattern: "Red Hat Enterprise Linux.*release ([0-9]+(\.[0-9]+)?)", string:os_release);
if (isnull(os_ver)) audit(AUDIT_UNKNOWN_APP_VER, 'Red Hat');
os_ver = os_ver[1];
if (!rhel_check_release(operator: 'ge', os_version: os_ver, rhel_version: '6')) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, 'Red Hat 6.x', 'Red Hat ' + os_ver);

if (!get_kb_item('Host/RedHat/rpm-list')) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_LIST_MISSING);

var cpu = get_kb_item('Host/cpu');
if (isnull(cpu)) audit(AUDIT_UNKNOWN_ARCH);
if ('x86_64' >!< cpu && cpu !~ "^i[3-6]86$" && 's390' >!< cpu && 'aarch64' >!< cpu && 'ppc' >!< cpu) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_IMPLEMENTED, 'Red Hat', cpu);

var constraints = [
  {
    'pkgs': [
      {'reference':'log4j', 'release':'6', 'rpm_spec_vers_cmp':TRUE, 'unpatched_pkg':'log4j'}
    ]
  }
];


var flag = 0;
foreach var constraint_array ( constraints ) {
  var repo_relative_urls = NULL;
  var enterprise_linux_flag = rhel_repo_urls_has_content_dist_rhel(repo_urls:repo_relative_urls);
  foreach var pkg ( constraint_array['pkgs'] ) {
    var unpatched_pkg = NULL;
    var _release = NULL;
    var sp = NULL;
    var el_string = NULL;
    var rpm_spec_vers_cmp = NULL;
    var exists_check = NULL;
    var cves = NULL;
    if (!empty_or_null(pkg['unpatched_pkg'])) unpatched_pkg = pkg['unpatched_pkg'];
    if (!empty_or_null(pkg['release'])) _release = 'RHEL' + pkg['release'];
    if (!empty_or_null(pkg['sp'])) sp = pkg['sp'];
    if (!empty_or_null(pkg['rpm_spec_vers_cmp'])) rpm_spec_vers_cmp = pkg['rpm_spec_vers_cmp'];
    if (!empty_or_null(pkg['exists_check'])) exists_check = pkg['exists_check'];
    if (!empty_or_null(pkg['cves'])) cves = pkg['cves'];
    if (unpatched_pkg &&
        _release &&
        (!exists_check || rpm_exists(release:_release, rpm:exists_check)) &&
        unpatched_package_exists(release:_release, package:unpatched_pkg, cves: cves)) flag++;
  }
}

if (flag)
{
  var extra = NULL;
  security_report_v4(
      port       : 0,
      severity   : SECURITY_HOLE,
      extra      : unpatched_packages_report()
  );
  exit(0);
}
else
{
  var tested = pkg_tests_get();
  if (tested) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_NOT_AFFECTED, tested);
  else audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_NOT_INSTALLED, 'log4j');
}
VendorProductVersionCPE
redhatenterprise_linux6cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6
redhatenterprise_linuxlog4jp-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:log4j

CVSS2

7.5

Attack Vector

NETWORK

Attack Complexity

LOW

Authentication

NONE

Confidentiality Impact

PARTIAL

Integrity Impact

PARTIAL

Availability Impact

PARTIAL

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

CVSS3

9.8

Attack Vector

NETWORK

Attack Complexity

LOW

Privileges Required

NONE

User Interaction

NONE

Scope

UNCHANGED

Confidentiality Impact

HIGH

Integrity Impact

HIGH

Availability Impact

HIGH

CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

AI Score

7.5

Confidence

High

EPSS

0.874

Percentile

98.7%