Debian DSA-1884-1 : nginx - buffer underflow

2010-02-24T00:00:00
ID DEBIAN_DSA-1884.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter This script is Copyright (C) 2010-2021 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
Modified 2010-02-24T00:00:00

Description

Chris Ries discovered that nginx, a high-performance HTTP server, reverse proxy and IMAP/POP3 proxy server, is vulnerable to a buffer underflow when processing certain HTTP requests. An attacker can use this to execute arbitrary code with the rights of the worker process (www-data on Debian) or possibly perform denial of service attacks by repeatedly crashing worker processes via a specially crafted URL in an HTTP request.

                                        
                                            #%NASL_MIN_LEVEL 70300
#
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were  
# extracted from Debian Security Advisory DSA-1884. The text 
# itself is copyright (C) Software in the Public Interest, Inc.
#

include('deprecated_nasl_level.inc');
include('compat.inc');

if (description)
{
  script_id(44749);
  script_version("1.11");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_modification_date", value:"2021/01/04");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2009-2629");
  script_xref(name:"DSA", value:"1884");

  script_name(english:"Debian DSA-1884-1 : nginx - buffer underflow");
  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:
"Chris Ries discovered that nginx, a high-performance HTTP server,
reverse proxy and IMAP/POP3 proxy server, is vulnerable to a buffer
underflow when processing certain HTTP requests. An attacker can use
this to execute arbitrary code with the rights of the worker process
(www-data on Debian) or possibly perform denial of service attacks by
repeatedly crashing worker processes via a specially crafted URL in an
HTTP request."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://www.debian.org/security/2009/dsa-1884"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:
"Upgrade the nginx packages.

For the oldstable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in
version 0.4.13-2+etch2.

For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in
version 0.6.32-3+lenny2."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploitability_ease", value:"Exploits are available");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_available", value:"true");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_framework_canvas", value:"true");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"canvas_package", value:'CANVAS');
  script_cwe_id(119);

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:nginx");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:4.0");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:5.0");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2009/09/14");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2010/02/24");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2010-2021 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:"nginx", reference:"0.4.13-2+etch2")) flag++;
if (deb_check(release:"5.0", prefix:"nginx", reference:"0.6.32-3+lenny2")) 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");