Debian DSA-1924-1 : mahara - several vulnerabilities

2010-02-24T00:00:00
ID DEBIAN_DSA-1924.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2018-11-10T00:00:00

Description

Two vulnerabilities have been discovered in mahara, an electronic portfolio, weblog, and resume builder. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems :

  • CVE-2009-3298 Ruslan Kabalin discovered a issue with resetting passwords, which could lead to a privilege escalation of an institutional administrator account.

  • CVE-2009-3299 Sven Vetsch discovered a cross-site scripting vulnerability via the resume fields.

                                        
                                            #
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were  
# extracted from Debian Security Advisory DSA-1924. The text 
# itself is copyright (C) Software in the Public Interest, Inc.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(44789);
  script_version("1.10");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2018/11/10 11:49:34");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2009-3298", "CVE-2009-3299");
  script_xref(name:"DSA", value:"1924");

  script_name(english:"Debian DSA-1924-1 : mahara - several vulnerabilities");
  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:
"Two vulnerabilities have been discovered in mahara, an electronic
portfolio, weblog, and resume builder. The Common Vulnerabilities and
Exposures project identifies the following problems :

  - CVE-2009-3298
    Ruslan Kabalin discovered a issue with resetting
    passwords, which could lead to a privilege escalation of
    an institutional administrator account.

  - CVE-2009-3299
    Sven Vetsch discovered a cross-site scripting
    vulnerability via the resume fields."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2009-3298"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2009-3299"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://www.debian.org/security/2009/dsa-1924"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:
"Upgrade the mahara packages.

For the stable distribution (lenny), these problems have been fixed in
version 1.0.4-4+lenny4.

The oldstable distribution (etch) does not contain mahara."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P");
  script_cwe_id(79, 264);

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

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2009/10/31");
  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) 2010-2018 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:"5.0", prefix:"mahara", reference:"1.0.4-4+lenny4")) flag++;
if (deb_check(release:"5.0", prefix:"mahara-apache2", reference:"1.0.4-4+lenny4")) 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");