Scientific Linux Security Update : xterm on SL3.x, SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

2012-08-01T00:00:00
ID SL_20090107_XTERM_ON_SL3_X.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2019-01-02T00:00:00

Description

A flaw was found in the xterm handling of Device Control Request Status String (DECRQSS) escape sequences. An attacker could create a malicious text file (or log entry, if unfiltered) that could run arbitrary commands if read by a victim inside an xterm window. (CVE-2008-2383)

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

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(60516);
  script_version("1.2");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2019/01/02 10:36:42");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2008-2383");

  script_name(english:"Scientific Linux Security Update : xterm on SL3.x, SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64");
  script_summary(english:"Checks rpm output for the updated package");

  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"synopsis", 
    value:"The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"description", 
    value:
"A flaw was found in the xterm handling of Device Control Request
Status String (DECRQSS) escape sequences. An attacker could create a
malicious text file (or log entry, if unfiltered) that could run
arbitrary commands if read by a victim inside an xterm window.
(CVE-2008-2383)"
  );
  # https://listserv.fnal.gov/scripts/wa.exe?A2=ind0901&L=scientific-linux-errata&T=0&P=328
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://www.nessus.org/u?444e914b"
  );
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"solution", value:"Update the affected xterm package.");
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C");
  script_cwe_id(94);

  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:"2009/01/07");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2012/08/01");
  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:"SL3", reference:"xterm-179-11.EL3")) flag++;

if (rpm_check(release:"SL4", reference:"xterm-192-8.el4_7.2")) flag++;

if (rpm_check(release:"SL5", reference:"xterm-215-5.el5_2.2")) flag++;


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