RHEL 5 : rhn-java-sat in Satellite Server (RHSA-2013:1513)

This script is Copyright (C) 2013-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

An updated rhn-java-sat package that fixes a security issue is now
available for Red Hat Network Satellite 5.2.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
critical security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)
base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from
the CVE link in the References section.

Red Hat Network Satellite is a systems management tool for Linux-based
infrastructures. It allows for provisioning, monitoring, and remote
management of multiple Linux deployments with a single, centralized
tool. The rhn-java-sat packages contain the code for the Java version
of the Red Hat Network Satellite Website.

It was found that the web interface provided by Red Hat Network
Satellite to create the initial administrator user was not disabled
after the initial user was created. A remote attacker could use this
flaw to create an administrator user with credentials they specify.
This user could then be used to assume control of the Satellite
server. (CVE-2013-4480)

This issue was discovered by Andrew Spurrier of Red Hat.

All rhn-java-sat users are advised to upgrade to this updated package,
which contains a backported patch to correct this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2013-4480.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-1513.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 70870 ()

Bugtraq ID: 63694

CVE ID: CVE-2013-4480