Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL6.x i386/x86_64 (20130205)

2013-02-07T00:00:00
ID SL_20130205_KERNEL_ON_SL6_X.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter This script is Copyright (C) 2013-2020 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
Modified 2013-02-07T00:00:00

Description

This update fixes the following security issues :

  • It was found that a deadlock could occur in the Out of Memory (OOM) killer. A process could trigger this deadlock by consuming a large amount of memory, and then causing request_module() to be called. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to cause a denial of service (excessive memory consumption). (CVE-2012-4398, Moderate)

  • A flaw was found in the way the KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) subsystem handled guests attempting to run with the X86_CR4_OSXSAVE CPU feature flag set. On hosts without the XSAVE CPU feature, a local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to crash the host system. (The 'grep --color xsave /proc/cpuinfo' command can be used to verify if your system has the XSAVE CPU feature.) (CVE-2012-4461, Moderate)

  • A memory disclosure flaw was found in the way the load_script() function in the binfmt_script binary format handler handled excessive recursions. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to leak kernel stack memory to user-space by executing specially crafted scripts. (CVE-2012-4530, Low)

The system must be rebooted for this update to take effect.

                                        
                                            #%NASL_MIN_LEVEL 80502
#
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text is (C) Scientific Linux.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(64489);
  script_version("1.6");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_modification_date", value:"2020/09/24");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2012-4398", "CVE-2012-4461", "CVE-2012-4530");

  script_name(english:"Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL6.x i386/x86_64 (20130205)");
  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:
"This update fixes the following security issues :

  - It was found that a deadlock could occur in the Out of
    Memory (OOM) killer. A process could trigger this
    deadlock by consuming a large amount of memory, and then
    causing request_module() to be called. A local,
    unprivileged user could use this flaw to cause a denial
    of service (excessive memory consumption).
    (CVE-2012-4398, Moderate)

  - A flaw was found in the way the KVM (Kernel-based
    Virtual Machine) subsystem handled guests attempting to
    run with the X86_CR4_OSXSAVE CPU feature flag set. On
    hosts without the XSAVE CPU feature, a local,
    unprivileged user could use this flaw to crash the host
    system. (The 'grep --color xsave /proc/cpuinfo' command
    can be used to verify if your system has the XSAVE CPU
    feature.) (CVE-2012-4461, Moderate)

  - A memory disclosure flaw was found in the way the
    load_script() function in the binfmt_script binary
    format handler handled excessive recursions. A local,
    unprivileged user could use this flaw to leak kernel
    stack memory to user-space by executing specially
    crafted scripts. (CVE-2012-4530, Low)

The system must be rebooted for this update to take effect."
  );
  # https://listserv.fnal.gov/scripts/wa.exe?A2=ind1302&L=scientific-linux-errata&T=0&P=1241
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://www.nessus.org/u?45913ac7"
  );
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"solution", value:"Update the affected packages.");
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:kernel");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:kernel-debug");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:kernel-debug-debuginfo");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:kernel-debug-devel");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:kernel-debuginfo");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:kernel-debuginfo-common-i686");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:kernel-debuginfo-common-x86_64");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:kernel-devel");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:kernel-doc");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:kernel-firmware");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:kernel-headers");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:perf");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:perf-debuginfo");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:python-perf");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:python-perf-debuginfo");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2013/01/22");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2013/02/05");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2013/02/07");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"generated_plugin", value:"current");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2013-2020 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("misc_func.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");
os_ver = pregmatch(pattern: "Scientific Linux.*release ([0-9]+(\.[0-9]+)?)", string:release);
if (isnull(os_ver)) audit(AUDIT_UNKNOWN_APP_VER, "Scientific Linux");
os_ver = os_ver[1];
if (! preg(pattern:"^6([^0-9]|$)", string:os_ver)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Scientific Linux 6.x", "Scientific Linux " + os_ver);
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:"kernel-2.6.32-279.22.1.el6")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"SL6", reference:"kernel-debug-2.6.32-279.22.1.el6")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"SL6", reference:"kernel-debug-debuginfo-2.6.32-279.22.1.el6")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"SL6", reference:"kernel-debug-devel-2.6.32-279.22.1.el6")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"SL6", reference:"kernel-debuginfo-2.6.32-279.22.1.el6")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"SL6", cpu:"i386", reference:"kernel-debuginfo-common-i686-2.6.32-279.22.1.el6")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"SL6", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"kernel-debuginfo-common-x86_64-2.6.32-279.22.1.el6")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"SL6", reference:"kernel-devel-2.6.32-279.22.1.el6")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"SL6", reference:"kernel-doc-2.6.32-279.22.1.el6")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"SL6", reference:"kernel-firmware-2.6.32-279.22.1.el6")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"SL6", reference:"kernel-headers-2.6.32-279.22.1.el6")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"SL6", reference:"perf-2.6.32-279.22.1.el6")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"SL6", reference:"perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-279.22.1.el6")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"SL6", reference:"python-perf-2.6.32-279.22.1.el6")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"SL6", reference:"python-perf-debuginfo-2.6.32-279.22.1.el6")) flag++;


if (flag)
{
  security_report_v4(
    port       : 0,
    severity   : SECURITY_WARNING,
    extra      : rpm_report_get()
  );
  exit(0);
}
else
{
  tested = pkg_tests_get();
  if (tested) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_NOT_AFFECTED, tested);
  else audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_NOT_INSTALLED, "kernel / kernel-debug / kernel-debug-debuginfo / kernel-debug-devel / etc");
}