Fedora 9 : python-fedora-0.3.9-1.fc9 (2009-1519)

2009-02-13T00:00:00
ID FEDORA_2009-1519.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2015-10-21T00:00:00

Description

This release includes a bugfix to the fedora.client.AccountSystem().verify_password() method. verify_password() was incorrectly returning True (username, password combination was correct) for any input. Although no known code is using this method to verify a user's account with the Fedora Account System, the existence of the method and the fact that anyone using this would be allowing users due to the bug makes this a high priority bug to fix.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

                                        
                                            #
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were  
# extracted from Fedora Security Advisory 2009-1519.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(35668);
  script_version ("$Revision: 1.10 $");
  script_cvs_date("$Date: 2015/10/21 22:41:46 $");

  script_xref(name:"FEDORA", value:"2009-1519");

  script_name(english:"Fedora 9 : python-fedora-0.3.9-1.fc9 (2009-1519)");
  script_summary(english:"Checks rpm output for the updated package.");

  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"synopsis", 
    value:"The remote Fedora host is missing a security update."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"description", 
    value:
"This release includes a bugfix to the
fedora.client.AccountSystem().verify_password() method.
verify_password() was incorrectly returning True (username, password
combination was correct) for any input. Although no known code is
using this method to verify a user's account with the Fedora Account
System, the existence of the method and the fact that anyone using
this would be allowing users due to the bug makes this a high priority
bug to fix.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues."
  );
  # https://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2009-February/020001.html
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://www.nessus.org/u?86b561c5"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:"Update the affected python-fedora package."
  );
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"risk_factor", value:"High");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:python-fedora");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:9");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2009/02/12");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2009/02/13");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2009-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.");
  script_family(english:"Fedora Local Security Checks");

  script_dependencies("ssh_get_info.nasl");
  script_require_keys("Host/local_checks_enabled", "Host/RedHat/release", "Host/RedHat/rpm-list");

  exit(0);
}


include("audit.inc");
include("global_settings.inc");
include("rpm.inc");

if (!get_kb_item("Host/local_checks_enabled")) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_ENABLED);
release = get_kb_item("Host/RedHat/release");
if (isnull(release) || "Fedora" >!< release) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Fedora");
os_ver = eregmatch(pattern: "Fedora.*release ([0-9]+)", string:release);
if (isnull(os_ver)) audit(AUDIT_UNKNOWN_APP_VER, "Fedora");
os_ver = os_ver[1];
if (! ereg(pattern:"^9([^0-9]|$)", string:os_ver)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Fedora 9.x", "Fedora " + os_ver);

if (!get_kb_item("Host/RedHat/rpm-list")) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_LIST_MISSING);

cpu = get_kb_item("Host/cpu");
if (isnull(cpu)) audit(AUDIT_UNKNOWN_ARCH);
if ("x86_64" >!< cpu && cpu !~ "^i[3-6]86$") audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_IMPLEMENTED, "Fedora", cpu);

flag = 0;
if (rpm_check(release:"FC9", reference:"python-fedora-0.3.9-1.fc9")) flag++;


if (flag)
{
  if (report_verbosity > 0) security_hole(port:0, extra:rpm_report_get());
  else security_hole(0);
  exit(0);
}
else
{
  tested = pkg_tests_get();
  if (tested) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_NOT_AFFECTED, tested);
  else audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_NOT_INSTALLED, "python-fedora");
}