Debian DSA-1440-1 : inotify-tools - buffer overflow

2007-12-31T00:00:00
ID DEBIAN_DSA-1440.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2018-11-10T00:00:00

Description

It was discovered that a buffer overflow in the filename processing of the inotify-tools, a command-line interface to inotify, may lead to the execution of arbitrary code. This only affects the internal library and none of the frontend tools shipped in Debian.

The old stable distribution (sarge) does not provide inotify-tools.

                                        
                                            #
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were  
# extracted from Debian Security Advisory DSA-1440. The text 
# itself is copyright (C) Software in the Public Interest, Inc.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(29807);
  script_version("1.13");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2018/11/10 11:49:33");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2007-5037");
  script_xref(name:"DSA", value:"1440");

  script_name(english:"Debian DSA-1440-1 : inotify-tools - buffer overflow");
  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:
"It was discovered that a buffer overflow in the filename processing of
the inotify-tools, a command-line interface to inotify, may lead to
the execution of arbitrary code. This only affects the internal
library and none of the frontend tools shipped in Debian.

The old stable distribution (sarge) does not provide inotify-tools."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=443913"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://www.debian.org/security/2007/dsa-1440"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:
"Upgrade the inotify-tools package.

For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in
version 3.3-2."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P");
  script_cwe_id(119);

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:inotify-tools");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:4.0");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2007/12/28");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2007/12/31");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2018 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.");
  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:"4.0", prefix:"inotify-tools", reference:"3.3-2")) flag++;

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