Debian DSA-1329-1 : gfax - insecure temporary files

2007-07-10T00:00:00
ID DEBIAN_DSA-1329.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2018-08-09T00:00:00

Description

Steve Kemp from the Debian Security Audit project discovered that gfax, a GNOME frontend for fax programs, uses temporary files in an unsafe manner which may be exploited to execute arbitrary commands with the privileges of the root user.

                                        
                                            #%NASL_MIN_LEVEL 70103

#
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were  
# extracted from Debian Security Advisory DSA-1329. The text 
# itself is copyright (C) Software in the Public Interest, Inc.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(25676);
  script_version("1.14");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2018/08/09 17:06:37");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2007-2839");
  script_xref(name:"DSA", value:"1329");

  script_name(english:"Debian DSA-1329-1 : gfax - insecure temporary files");
  script_summary(english:"Checks dpkg output for the updated package");

  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"synopsis", 
    value:"The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"description", 
    value:
"Steve Kemp from the Debian Security Audit project discovered that
gfax, a GNOME frontend for fax programs, uses temporary files in an
unsafe manner which may be exploited to execute arbitrary commands
with the privileges of the root user."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://www.debian.org/security/2007/dsa-1329"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:
"Upgrade the gfax package.

For the old stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
version 0.4.2-11sarge1.

The stable distribution (etch) is not affected by this problem."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:gfax");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.1");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2007/07/05");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2007/07/10");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2007/07/05");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2018 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:"3.1", prefix:"gfax", reference:"0.4.2-11sarge1")) 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");