FreeBSD : ghostscript -- insecure temporary file creation vulnerability (27a70a01-5f6c-11da-8d54-000cf18bbe54)

2006-05-13T00:00:00
ID FREEBSD_PKG_27A70A015F6C11DA8D54000CF18BBE54.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2018-11-10T00:00:00

Description

Ghostscript is affected by an insecure temporary file creation vulnerability. This issue is likely due to a design error that causes the application to fail to verify the existence of a file before writing to it.

An attacker may leverage this issue to overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of an unsuspecting user that activates the vulnerable application. Reportedly this issue is unlikely to facilitate privilege escalation.

                                        
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include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(21404);
  script_version("1.11");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2018/11/10 11:49:40");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2004-0967");
  script_bugtraq_id(11285);

  script_name(english:"FreeBSD : ghostscript -- insecure temporary file creation vulnerability (27a70a01-5f6c-11da-8d54-000cf18bbe54)");
  script_summary(english:"Checks for updated packages in pkg_info output");

  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"synopsis", 
    value:
"The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related
updates."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"description", 
    value:
"Ghostscript is affected by an insecure temporary file creation
vulnerability. This issue is likely due to a design error that causes
the application to fail to verify the existence of a file before
writing to it.

An attacker may leverage this issue to overwrite arbitrary files with
the privileges of an unsuspecting user that activates the vulnerable
application. Reportedly this issue is unlikely to facilitate privilege
escalation."
  );
  # https://vuxml.freebsd.org/freebsd/27a70a01-5f6c-11da-8d54-000cf18bbe54.html
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://www.nessus.org/u?8de63367"
  );
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"solution", value:"Update the affected packages.");
  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:H/RL:OF/RC:ND");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploitability_ease", value:"No exploit is required");
  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:ghostscript-afpl");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:ghostscript-afpl-nox11");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:ghostscript-gnu");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:ghostscript-gnu-nox11");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2004/10/19");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2005/11/27");
  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:"ghostscript-gnu<7.07_14")) flag++;
if (pkg_test(save_report:TRUE, pkg:"ghostscript-gnu-nox11<7.07_14")) flag++;
if (pkg_test(save_report:TRUE, pkg:"ghostscript-afpl<8.53_1")) flag++;
if (pkg_test(save_report:TRUE, pkg:"ghostscript-afpl-nox11<8.53_1")) 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");