Debian DSA-799-1 : webcalendar - remote code execution

2005-09-06T00:00:00
ID DEBIAN_DSA-799.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2013-05-18T00:00:00

Description

A trivially-exploitable bug was discovered in webcalendar that allows an attacker to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the HTTP daemon on a system running a vulnerable version.

                                        
                                            #
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were  
# extracted from Debian Security Advisory DSA-799. The text 
# itself is copyright (C) Software in the Public Interest, Inc.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(19569);
  script_version("$Revision: 1.12 $");
  script_cvs_date("$Date: 2013/05/18 00:15:59 $");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2005-2717");
  script_osvdb_id(18954, 19283);
  script_xref(name:"DSA", value:"799");

  script_name(english:"Debian DSA-799-1 : webcalendar - remote code execution");
  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 trivially-exploitable bug was discovered in webcalendar that allows
an attacker to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the HTTP
daemon on a system running a vulnerable version."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://www.debian.org/security/2005/dsa-799"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:
"Upgrade the webcalendar package immediately.

The old stable distribution (woody) does not contain the webcalendar
package.

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
version 0.9.45-4sarge2."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:webcalendar");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.1");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2005/09/02");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2005/09/06");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2005/08/19");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2013 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:"3.1", prefix:"webcalendar", reference:"0.9.45-4sarge2")) 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");