Scientific Linux Security Update : 389-ds-base on SL6.x i386/x86_64

2012-08-01T00:00:00
ID SL_20120620_389_DS_BASE_ON_SL6_X_LOW.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2018-12-31T00:00:00

Description

The 389 Directory Server is an LDAPv3 compliant server. The base packages include the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) server and command-line utilities for server administration.

A flaw was found in the way the 389 Directory Server daemon (ns-slapd) handled access control instructions (ACIs) using certificate groups. If an LDAP user that had a certificate group defined attempted to bind to the directory server, it would cause ns-slapd to enter an infinite loop and consume an excessive amount of CPU time. (CVE-2012-0833)

These updated 389-ds-base packages also include numerous bug fixes and enhancements.

Users are advised to upgrade to these updated 389-ds-base packages, which resolve these issues and add these enhancements. After installing this update, the 389 server service will be restarted automatically.

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

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(61335);
  script_version("1.2");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2018/12/31 11:35:01");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2012-0833");

  script_name(english:"Scientific Linux Security Update : 389-ds-base on SL6.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 389 Directory Server is an LDAPv3 compliant server. The base
packages include the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)
server and command-line utilities for server administration.

A flaw was found in the way the 389 Directory Server daemon (ns-slapd)
handled access control instructions (ACIs) using certificate groups.
If an LDAP user that had a certificate group defined attempted to bind
to the directory server, it would cause ns-slapd to enter an infinite
loop and consume an excessive amount of CPU time. (CVE-2012-0833)

These updated 389-ds-base packages also include numerous bug fixes and
enhancements.

Users are advised to upgrade to these updated 389-ds-base packages,
which resolve these issues and add these enhancements. After
installing this update, the 389 server service will be restarted
automatically."
  );
  # https://listserv.fnal.gov/scripts/wa.exe?A2=ind1207&L=scientific-linux-errata&T=0&P=3093
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://www.nessus.org/u?f8277a12"
  );
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"solution", value:"Update the affected packages.");
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:A/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:N/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:"2012/06/20");
  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) 2012-2018 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:"SL6", reference:"389-ds-base-1.2.10.2-15.el6")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"SL6", reference:"389-ds-base-debuginfo-1.2.10.2-15.el6")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"SL6", reference:"389-ds-base-devel-1.2.10.2-15.el6")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"SL6", reference:"389-ds-base-libs-1.2.10.2-15.el6")) flag++;


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