Scientific Linux Security Update : cpuspeed on SL5.x i386/x86_64

2012-08-01T00:00:00
ID SL_20090120_CPUSPEED_ON_SL5_X.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2012-08-01T00:00:00

Description

cpuspeed was moved to the security errata from the fastbugs errata because the latest kernel security update depends on it.

This package adds the following enhancements :

  • Userspace needed to support the loading of the new Powernow-k8 module that has changed from being built in. By rectifying this bug, Userspace now loads the new module correctly.

  • The cpuspeed init script needed to support loading the speedstep-centrino module if all other module loads had failed. This fallback for Intel hardware is now included with this updated package.

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

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(60523);
  script_version("$Revision: 1.1 $");
  script_cvs_date("$Date: 2012/08/01 14:38:53 $");

  script_name(english:"Scientific Linux Security Update : cpuspeed on 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:
"cpuspeed was moved to the security errata from the fastbugs errata
because the latest kernel security update depends on it.

This package adds the following enhancements :

  - Userspace needed to support the loading of the new
    Powernow-k8 module that has changed from being built in.
    By rectifying this bug, Userspace now loads the new
    module correctly.

  - The cpuspeed init script needed to support loading the
    speedstep-centrino module if all other module loads had
    failed. This fallback for Intel hardware is now included
    with this updated package."
  );
  # http://listserv.fnal.gov/scripts/wa.exe?A2=ind0903&L=scientific-linux-errata&T=0&P=76
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://www.nessus.org/u?e10072f4"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:"Update the affected cpuspeed package."
  );
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"risk_factor", value:"High");

  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:"2009/01/20");
  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 Tenable Network Security, Inc.");
  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:"SL5", reference:"cpuspeed-1.2.1-5.el5")) 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");