Debian DSA-2917-1 : super - security update

2014-04-29T00:00:00
ID DEBIAN_DSA-2917.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter This script is Copyright (C) 2014-2018 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
Modified 2020-02-02T00:00:00

Description

John Lightsey of the Debian Security Audit project discovered that the super package did not check for setuid failures, allowing local users to increase the privileges on kernel versions which do not guard against RLIMIT_NPROC attacks.

                                        
                                            #
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were  
# extracted from Debian Security Advisory DSA-2917. The text 
# itself is copyright (C) Software in the Public Interest, Inc.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(73745);
  script_version("1.5");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2018/11/10 11:49:36");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2014-0470");
  script_bugtraq_id(67114);
  script_xref(name:"DSA", value:"2917");

  script_name(english:"Debian DSA-2917-1 : super - security update");
  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:
"John Lightsey of the Debian Security Audit project discovered that the
super package did not check for setuid failures, allowing local users
to increase the privileges on kernel versions which do not guard
against RLIMIT_NPROC attacks."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://packages.debian.org/source/squeeze/super"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://packages.debian.org/source/wheezy/super"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://www.debian.org/security/2014/dsa-2917"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:
"Upgrade the super packages.

For the oldstable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed
in version 3.30.0-3+squeeze2.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
version 3.30.0-6+deb7u1."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C");
  script_set_cvss_temporal_vector("CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploitability_ease", value:"No known exploits are available");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_available", value:"false");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:super");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2014/04/28");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2014/04/29");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2014-2018 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:"6.0", prefix:"super", reference:"3.30.0-3+squeeze2")) flag++;
if (deb_check(release:"7.0", prefix:"super", reference:"3.30.0-6+deb7u1")) 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");