Scientific Linux Security Update : w3c-libwww on SL4 i386/x86_64

2012-08-01T00:00:00
ID SL_20070501_W3C_LIBWWW_ON_SL4.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2019-01-07T00:00:00

Description

Several buffer overflow flaws in w3c-libwww were found. If a client application that uses w3c-libwww connected to a malicious HTTP server, it could trigger an out of bounds memory access, causing the client application to crash (CVE-2005-3183).

                                        
                                            #
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text is (C) Scientific Linux.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(60173);
  script_version("1.2");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2019/01/07  9:52:18");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2005-3183");

  script_name(english:"Scientific Linux Security Update : w3c-libwww on SL4 i386/x86_64");
  script_summary(english:"Checks rpm output for the updated packages");

  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"synopsis", 
    value:
"The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"description", 
    value:
"Several buffer overflow flaws in w3c-libwww were found. If a client
application that uses w3c-libwww connected to a malicious HTTP server,
it could trigger an out of bounds memory access, causing the client
application to crash (CVE-2005-3183)."
  );
  # https://listserv.fnal.gov/scripts/wa.exe?A2=ind0705&L=scientific-linux-errata&T=0&P=519
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://www.nessus.org/u?19d5cde2"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:
"Update the affected w3c-libwww, w3c-libwww-apps and / or
w3c-libwww-devel packages."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P");
  script_cwe_id(20);

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2007/05/01");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2012/08/01");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"generated_plugin", value:"current");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2019 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.");
  script_family(english:"Scientific Linux Local Security Checks");

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

  exit(0);
}


include("audit.inc");
include("global_settings.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) || "Scientific Linux " >!< release) audit(AUDIT_HOST_NOT, "running Scientific Linux");
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 (cpu >!< "x86_64" && cpu !~ "^i[3-6]86$") audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_IMPLEMENTED, "Scientific Linux", cpu);


flag = 0;
if (rpm_check(release:"SL4", reference:"w3c-libwww-5.4.0-10.1.RHEL4.2")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"SL4", reference:"w3c-libwww-apps-5.4.0-10.1.RHEL4.2")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"SL4", reference:"w3c-libwww-devel-5.4.0-10.1.RHEL4.2")) flag++;


if (flag)
{
  if (report_verbosity > 0) security_warning(port:0, extra:rpm_report_get());
  else security_warning(0);
  exit(0);
}
else audit(AUDIT_HOST_NOT, "affected");