Debian DSA-3977-1 : newsbeuter - security update

2017-09-19T00:00:00
ID DEBIAN_DSA-3977.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter This script is Copyright (C) 2017-2018 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
Modified 2019-11-02T00:00:00

Description

It was discovered that podbeuter, the podcast fetcher in newsbeuter, a text-mode RSS feed reader, did not properly escape the name of the media enclosure (the podcast file), allowing a remote attacker to run an arbitrary shell command on the client machine. This is only exploitable if the file is also played in podbeuter.

                                        
                                            #
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were  
# extracted from Debian Security Advisory DSA-3977. The text 
# itself is copyright (C) Software in the Public Interest, Inc.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(103311);
  script_version("3.4");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2018/11/10 11:49:38");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2017-14500");
  script_xref(name:"DSA", value:"3977");

  script_name(english:"Debian DSA-3977-1 : newsbeuter - 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:
"It was discovered that podbeuter, the podcast fetcher in newsbeuter, a
text-mode RSS feed reader, did not properly escape the name of the
media enclosure (the podcast file), allowing a remote attacker to run
an arbitrary shell command on the client machine. This is only
exploitable if the file is also played in podbeuter."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=876004"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://packages.debian.org/source/jessie/newsbeuter"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://packages.debian.org/source/stretch/newsbeuter"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://www.debian.org/security/2017/dsa-3977"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:
"Upgrade the newsbeuter packages.

For the oldstable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed
in version 2.8-2+deb8u2.

For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in
version 2.9-5+deb9u2."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P");
  script_set_cvss3_base_vector("CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:newsbeuter");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:9.0");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2017/09/18");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2017/09/19");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2017-2018 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:"8.0", prefix:"newsbeuter", reference:"2.8-2+deb8u2")) flag++;
if (deb_check(release:"8.0", prefix:"newsbeuter-dbg", reference:"2.8-2+deb8u2")) flag++;
if (deb_check(release:"9.0", prefix:"newsbeuter", reference:"2.9-5+deb9u2")) 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");