Debian DLA-1289-1 : irssi security update

2018-02-23T00:00:00
ID DEBIAN_DLA-1289.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter This script is Copyright (C) 2018-2020 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
Modified 2018-02-23T00:00:00

Description

It was discovered that there where a number of vulnerabilities in irssi, the terminal based IRC client :

  • CVE-2018-7050: NULL pointer dereference for an

                                        
                                            #%NASL_MIN_LEVEL 80502
#
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were
# extracted from Debian Security Advisory DLA-1289-1. The text
# itself is copyright (C) Software in the Public Interest, Inc.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(106954);
  script_version("3.2");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_modification_date", value:"2020/03/12");

  script_name(english:"Debian DLA-1289-1 : irssi security update");
  script_summary(english:"Checks dpkg output for the updated packages.");

  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"synopsis", 
    value:"The remote Debian host is missing a security update."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"description", 
    value:
"It was discovered that there where a number of vulnerabilities in
irssi, the terminal based IRC client :

  - CVE-2018-7050: NULL pointer dereference for an 'empty'
    nick.

  - CVE-2018-7051: Certain nick names could result in
    out-of-bounds access when printing theme strings.

  - CVE-2018-7052: When the number of windows exceeds the
    available space, a crash could occur due to another NULL
    pointer dereference.

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these issues have been fixed in irssi version
0.8.15-5+deb7u5.

We recommend that you upgrade your irssi packages.

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description
block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted
to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without
introducing additional issues."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2018/02/msg00024.html"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://packages.debian.org/source/wheezy/irssi"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:"Upgrade the affected irssi, and irssi-dev packages."
  );
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"risk_factor", value:"High");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:irssi");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:irssi-dev");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2018/02/22");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2018/02/23");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2018-2020 Tenable Network Security, Inc.");
  script_family(english:"Debian Local Security Checks");

  script_dependencies("ssh_get_info.nasl");
  script_require_keys("Host/local_checks_enabled", "Host/Debian/release", "Host/Debian/dpkg-l");

  exit(0);
}


include("audit.inc");
include("debian_package.inc");


if (!get_kb_item("Host/local_checks_enabled")) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_ENABLED);
if (!get_kb_item("Host/Debian/release")) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Debian");
if (!get_kb_item("Host/Debian/dpkg-l")) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_LIST_MISSING);


flag = 0;
if (deb_check(release:"7.0", prefix:"irssi", reference:"0.8.15-5+deb7u5")) flag++;
if (deb_check(release:"7.0", prefix:"irssi-dev", reference:"0.8.15-5+deb7u5")) flag++;

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