Debian DSA-575-1 : catdoc - insecure temporary file

2004-11-10T00:00:00
ID DEBIAN_DSA-575.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2013-05-18T00:00:00

Description

A temporary file problem has been discovered in xlsview from the catdoc suite, convertors from Word to TeX and plain text, which could lead to local users being able to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on predictable temporary file names.

                                        
                                            #
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were  
# extracted from Debian Security Advisory DSA-575. The text 
# itself is copyright (C) Software in the Public Interest, Inc.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(15673);
  script_version("$Revision: 1.15 $");
  script_cvs_date("$Date: 2013/05/18 00:11:36 $");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2003-0193");
  script_osvdb_id(11193);
  script_xref(name:"DSA", value:"575");

  script_name(english:"Debian DSA-575-1 : catdoc - insecure temporary file");
  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:
"A temporary file problem has been discovered in xlsview from the
catdoc suite, convertors from Word to TeX and plain text, which could
lead to local users being able to overwrite arbitrary files via a
symlink attack on predictable temporary file names."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=183525"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://www.debian.org/security/2004/dsa-575"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:
"Upgrade the catdoc package.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 0.91.5-1.woody3."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:catdoc");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.0");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2004/10/28");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2004/11/10");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2004/10/29");
  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:"3.0", prefix:"catdoc", reference:"0.91.5-1.woody3")) flag++;

if (flag)
{
  if (report_verbosity > 0) security_note(port:0, extra:deb_report_get());
  else security_note(0);
  exit(0);
}
else audit(AUDIT_HOST_NOT, "affected");