Debian DSA-342-1 : mozart - unsafe mailcap configuration

2004-09-29T00:00:00
ID DEBIAN_DSA-342.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2019 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
Modified 2020-05-02T00:00:00

Description

mozart, a development platform based on the Oz language, includes MIME configuration data which specifies that Oz applications should be passed to the Oz interpreter for execution. This means that file managers, web browsers, and other programs which honor the mailcap file could automatically execute Oz programs downloaded from untrusted sources. Thus, a malicious Oz program could execute arbitrary code under the uid of a user running a MIME-aware client program if the user selected a file (for example, choosing a link in a web browser).

                                        
                                            #%NASL_MIN_LEVEL 80502

#
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were  
# extracted from Debian Security Advisory DSA-342. The text 
# itself is copyright (C) Software in the Public Interest, Inc.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(15179);
  script_version("1.22");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2019/08/02 13:32:17");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2003-0538");
  script_bugtraq_id(8125);
  script_xref(name:"DSA", value:"342");

  script_name(english:"Debian DSA-342-1 : mozart - unsafe mailcap configuration");
  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:
"mozart, a development platform based on the Oz language, includes MIME
configuration data which specifies that Oz applications should be
passed to the Oz interpreter for execution. This means that file
managers, web browsers, and other programs which honor the mailcap
file could automatically execute Oz programs downloaded from untrusted
sources. Thus, a malicious Oz program could execute arbitrary code
under the uid of a user running a MIME-aware client program if the
user selected a file (for example, choosing a link in a web browser)."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://www.debian.org/security/2003/dsa-342"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:
"For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.2.3.20011204-3woody1.

We recommend that you update your mozart package."
  );
  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:U/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:mozart");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.0");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2003/07/07");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2004/09/29");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2003/07/07");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2019 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:"3.0", prefix:"mozart", reference:"1.2.3.20011204-3woody1")) flag++;
if (deb_check(release:"3.0", prefix:"mozart-contrib", reference:"1.2.3.20011204-3woody1")) flag++;
if (deb_check(release:"3.0", prefix:"mozart-doc-html", reference:"1.2.3.20011204-3woody1")) 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");