Debian DSA-172-1 : tkmail - insecure temporary files

2004-09-29T00:00:00
ID DEBIAN_DSA-172.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2013-05-17T00:00:00

Description

It has been discovered that tkmail creates temporary files insecurely. Exploiting this an attacker with local access can easily create and overwrite files as another user.

                                        
                                            #
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were  
# extracted from Debian Security Advisory DSA-172. The text 
# itself is copyright (C) Software in the Public Interest, Inc.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(15009);
  script_version("$Revision: 1.13 $");
  script_cvs_date("$Date: 2013/05/17 23:49:56 $");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2002-1193");
  script_xref(name:"DSA", value:"172");

  script_name(english:"Debian DSA-172-1 : tkmail - 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:
"It has been discovered that tkmail creates temporary files insecurely.
Exploiting this an attacker with local access can easily create and
overwrite files as another user."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://www.debian.org/security/2002/dsa-172"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:
"Upgrade the tkmail packages.

This problem has been fixed in version 4.0beta9-8.1 for the current
stable distribution (woody), in version 4.0beta9-4.1 for the old
stable distribution (potato) and in version 4.0beta9-9 for the
unstable distribution (sid)."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:tkmail");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:2.2");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.0");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2002/10/08");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2004/09/29");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2013 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:"2.2", prefix:"tkmail", reference:"4.0beta9-4.1")) flag++;
if (deb_check(release:"3.0", prefix:"tkmail", reference:"4.0beta9-8.1")) flag++;

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