Debian DLA-713-1 : sniffit security update

2016-11-22T00:00:00
ID DEBIAN_DLA-713.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2016-11-22T00:00:00

Description

It was discovered that there was a buffer overflow in the packet sniffer and monitoring tool 'sniffit' which allowed a specially crafted configuration file to provide a root shell.

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', this issue has been fixed in sniffit version 0.3.7.beta-16.1+deb7u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your sniffit 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.

                                        
                                            #
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were
# extracted from Debian Security Advisory DLA-713-1. The text
# itself is copyright (C) Software in the Public Interest, Inc.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(95029);
  script_version("$Revision: 2.1 $");
  script_cvs_date("$Date: 2016/11/22 15:29:15 $");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2014-5439");
  script_bugtraq_id(71318);

  script_name(english:"Debian DLA-713-1 : sniffit 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:
"It was discovered that there was a buffer overflow in the packet
sniffer and monitoring tool 'sniffit' which allowed a
specially crafted configuration file to provide a root shell.

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', this issue has been fixed in sniffit version
0.3.7.beta-16.1+deb7u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your sniffit 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/2016/11/msg00020.html"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://packages.debian.org/source/wheezy/sniffit"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:"Upgrade the affected sniffit package."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C");
  script_set_cvss_temporal_vector("CVSS2#E:ND/RL:U/RC:ND");
  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:sniffit");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2016/11/21");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2016/11/22");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2016 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:"sniffit", reference:"0.3.7.beta-16.1+deb7u1")) 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");