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

2012-08-01T00:00:00
ID SL_20120221_IBUTILS_ON_SL5_X.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2018 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
Modified 2020-01-02T00:00:00

Description

The ibutils packages provide InfiniBand network and path diagnostics.

It was found that the ibmssh executable had an insecure relative RPATH (runtime library search path) set in the ELF (Executable and Linking Format) header. A local user able to convince another user to run ibmssh in an attacker-controlled directory could run arbitrary code with the privileges of the victim. (CVE-2008-3277)

This update also fixes the following bug :

  • Under certain circumstances, the

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

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(61262);
  script_version("1.3");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2018/12/31 11:35:00");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2008-3277");

  script_name(english:"Scientific Linux Security Update : ibutils on SL5.x 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:
"The ibutils packages provide InfiniBand network and path diagnostics.

It was found that the ibmssh executable had an insecure relative RPATH
(runtime library search path) set in the ELF (Executable and Linking
Format) header. A local user able to convince another user to run
ibmssh in an attacker-controlled directory could run arbitrary code
with the privileges of the victim. (CVE-2008-3277)

This update also fixes the following bug :

  - Under certain circumstances, the 'ibdiagnet -r' command
    could suffer from memory corruption and terminate with a
    'double free or corruption' message and a backtrace.
    With this update, the correct memory management function
    is used to prevent the corruption.

All users of ibutils are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain backported patches to correct these issues."
  );
  # https://listserv.fnal.gov/scripts/wa.exe?A2=ind1203&L=scientific-linux-errata&T=0&P=3670
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://www.nessus.org/u?b239f233"
  );
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"solution", value:"Update the affected packages.");
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P");

  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:"2012/02/21");
  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) 2012-2018 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:"SL5", reference:"ibutils-1.2-11.2.el5")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"SL5", reference:"ibutils-debuginfo-1.2-11.2.el5")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"SL5", reference:"ibutils-devel-1.2-11.2.el5")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"SL5", reference:"ibutils-libs-1.2-11.2.el5")) 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");