Debian DSA-271-1 : ecartis - unauthorized password change

2004-09-29T00:00:00
ID DEBIAN_DSA-271.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2013-05-18T00:00:00

Description

A problem has been discovered in ecartis, a mailing list manager, formerly known as listar. This vulnerability enables an attacker to reset the password of any user defined on the list server, including the list admins.

                                        
                                            #
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were  
# extracted from Debian Security Advisory DSA-271. The text 
# itself is copyright (C) Software in the Public Interest, Inc.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(15108);
  script_version("$Revision: 1.18 $");
  script_cvs_date("$Date: 2013/05/18 00:07:14 $");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2003-0162");
  script_bugtraq_id(6971);
  script_xref(name:"DSA", value:"271");

  script_name(english:"Debian DSA-271-1 : ecartis - unauthorized password change");
  script_summary(english:"Checks dpkg output for the updated packages");

  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"synopsis", 
    value:"The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"description", 
    value:
"A problem has been discovered in ecartis, a mailing list manager,
formerly known as listar. This vulnerability enables an attacker to
reset the password of any user defined on the list server, including
the list admins."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://www.debian.org/security/2003/dsa-271"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:
"Upgrade the ecartis and listar packages.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 0.129a+1.0.0-snap20020514-1.1 of ecartis.

For the old stable distribution (potato) this problem has been fixed
in version 0.129a-2.potato3 of listar."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P");
  script_set_cvss_temporal_vector("CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploitability_ease", value:"No exploit is required");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_available", value:"true");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:ecartis");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:listar");
  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:"2003/03/27");
  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:"listar", reference:"0.129a-2.potato3")) flag++;
if (deb_check(release:"2.2", prefix:"listar-cgi", reference:"0.129a-2.potato3")) flag++;
if (deb_check(release:"3.0", prefix:"ecartis", reference:"0.129a+1.0.0-snap20020514-1.1")) flag++;
if (deb_check(release:"3.0", prefix:"ecartis-cgi", reference:"0.129a+1.0.0-snap20020514-1.1")) 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");