FreeBSD : kpopup -- local root exploit and local denial of service (1613db79-8e52-11da-8426-000fea0a9611)

2006-05-13T00:00:00
ID FREEBSD_PKG_1613DB798E5211DA8426000FEA0A9611.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2018-11-21T00:00:00

Description

Mitre CVE reports :

Format string vulnerability in main.cpp in kpopup 0.9.1-0.9.5pre2 allows local users to cause a denial of service (segmentation fault) and possibly execute arbitrary code via format string specifiers in command line arguments.

misc.cpp in KPopup 0.9.1 trusts the PATH variable when executing killall, which allows local users to elevate their privileges by modifying the PATH variable to reference a malicious killall program.

SecurityFocus credits 'b0f' b0fnet@yahoo.com

                                        
                                            #
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include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(21390);
  script_version("1.15");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2018/11/21 10:46:30");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2003-1167", "CVE-2003-1170");
  script_bugtraq_id(8915, 8918);

  script_name(english:"FreeBSD : kpopup -- local root exploit and local denial of service (1613db79-8e52-11da-8426-000fea0a9611)");
  script_summary(english:"Checks for updated package in pkg_info output");

  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"synopsis", 
    value:"The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"description", 
    value:
"Mitre CVE reports :

Format string vulnerability in main.cpp in kpopup 0.9.1-0.9.5pre2
allows local users to cause a denial of service (segmentation fault)
and possibly execute arbitrary code via format string specifiers in
command line arguments.

misc.cpp in KPopup 0.9.1 trusts the PATH variable when executing
killall, which allows local users to elevate their privileges by
modifying the PATH variable to reference a malicious killall program.

SecurityFocus credits 'b0f' b0fnet@yahoo.com"
  );
  # http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/342736
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/342736"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://www.henschelsoft.de/kpopup_en.html"
  );
  # https://vuxml.freebsd.org/freebsd/1613db79-8e52-11da-8426-000fea0a9611.html
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://www.nessus.org/u?5af21d82"
  );
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"solution", value:"Update the affected package.");
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C");
  script_set_cvss_temporal_vector("CVSS2#E:F/RL:W/RC:ND");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploitability_ease", value:"Exploits are available");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_available", value:"true");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:kpopup");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2003/10/28");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2006/02/07");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2006/05/13");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2018 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.");
  script_family(english:"FreeBSD Local Security Checks");

  script_dependencies("ssh_get_info.nasl");
  script_require_keys("Host/local_checks_enabled", "Host/FreeBSD/release", "Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info");

  exit(0);
}


include("audit.inc");
include("freebsd_package.inc");


if (!get_kb_item("Host/local_checks_enabled")) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_ENABLED);
if (!get_kb_item("Host/FreeBSD/release")) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "FreeBSD");
if (!get_kb_item("Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info")) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_LIST_MISSING);


flag = 0;

if (pkg_test(save_report:TRUE, pkg:"kpopup>=0.9.1<=0.9.5")) flag++;

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