Debian DSA-472-1 : fte - several vulnerabilities

2004-09-29T00:00:00
ID DEBIAN_DSA-472.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2018-07-20T00:00:00

Description

Steve Kemp and Jaguar discovered a number of buffer overflow vulnerabilities in vfte, a version of the fte editor which runs on the Linux console, found in the package fte-console. This program is setuid root in order to perform certain types of low-level operations on the console.

Due to these bugs, setuid privilege has been removed from vfte, making it only usable by root. We recommend using the terminal version (in the fte-terminal package) instead, which runs on any capable terminal including the Linux console.

                                        
                                            #%NASL_MIN_LEVEL 70103

#
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were  
# extracted from Debian Security Advisory DSA-472. The text 
# itself is copyright (C) Software in the Public Interest, Inc.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(15309);
  script_version("1.23");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2018/07/20  2:17:11");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2003-0648");
  script_bugtraq_id(10041);
  script_xref(name:"CERT", value:"354838");
  script_xref(name:"CERT", value:"900964");
  script_xref(name:"DSA", value:"472");

  script_name(english:"Debian DSA-472-1 : fte - 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:
"Steve Kemp and Jaguar discovered a number of buffer overflow
vulnerabilities in vfte, a version of the fte editor which runs on the
Linux console, found in the package fte-console. This program is
setuid root in order to perform certain types of low-level operations
on the console.

Due to these bugs, setuid privilege has been removed from vfte, making
it only usable by root. We recommend using the terminal version (in
the fte-terminal package) instead, which runs on any capable terminal
including the Linux console."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=203871"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://www.debian.org/security/2004/dsa-472"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:
"For the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in
version 0.49.13-15woody1.

We recommend that you update your fte package."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C");
  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:fte");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.0");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2004/04/03");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2004/09/29");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2004/04/05");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2018 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:"fte", reference:"0.49.13-15woody1")) flag++;
if (deb_check(release:"3.0", prefix:"fte-console", reference:"0.49.13-15woody1")) flag++;
if (deb_check(release:"3.0", prefix:"fte-docs", reference:"0.49.13-15woody1")) flag++;
if (deb_check(release:"3.0", prefix:"fte-terminal", reference:"0.49.13-15woody1")) flag++;
if (deb_check(release:"3.0", prefix:"fte-xwindow", reference:"0.49.13-15woody1")) 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");