Debian DLA-186-1 : mailman security update

2015-04-07T00:00:00
ID DEBIAN_DLA-186.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2018-07-06T00:00:00

Description

A path traversal vulnerability was discovered in Mailman, the mailing list manager. Installations using a transport script (such as postfix-to-mailman.py) to interface with their MTA instead of static aliases were vulnerable to a path traversal attack. To successfully exploit this, an attacker needs write access on the local file system.

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.

                                        
                                            #
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were
# extracted from Debian Security Advisory DLA-186-1. The text
# itself is copyright (C) Software in the Public Interest, Inc.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(82593);
  script_version("1.6");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2018/07/06 11:26:06");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2015-2775");
  script_bugtraq_id(73922);

  script_name(english:"Debian DLA-186-1 : mailman security update");
  script_summary(english:"Checks dpkg output for the updated package.");

  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"synopsis", 
    value:"The remote Debian host is missing a security update."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"description", 
    value:
"A path traversal vulnerability was discovered in Mailman, the mailing
list manager. Installations using a transport script (such as
postfix-to-mailman.py) to interface with their MTA instead of static
aliases were vulnerable to a path traversal attack. To successfully
exploit this, an attacker needs write access on the local file system.

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/2015/04/msg00000.html"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://packages.debian.org/source/squeeze-lts/mailman"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:"Upgrade the affected mailman package."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C");
  script_set_cvss_temporal_vector("CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploitability_ease", value:"No known exploits are available");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_available", value:"false");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:mailman");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2015/04/06");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2015/04/07");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2015-2018 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:"6.0", prefix:"mailman", reference:"1:2.1.13-6")) 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");