FreeBSD : emacs -- run-python vulnerability (66657bd5-ac92-11dd-b541-001f3b19d541)

2008-11-11T00:00:00
ID FREEBSD_PKG_66657BD5AC9211DDB541001F3B19D541.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter This script is Copyright (C) 2008-2019 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
Modified 2020-03-02T00:00:00

Description

Emacs developers report :

The Emacs command `run-python

                                        
                                            #%NASL_MIN_LEVEL 80502
#
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were  
# extracted from the FreeBSD VuXML database :
#
# Copyright 2003-2018 Jacques Vidrine and contributors
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include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(34732);
  script_version("1.14");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2019/08/02 13:32:39");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2008-3949");

  script_name(english:"FreeBSD : emacs -- run-python vulnerability (66657bd5-ac92-11dd-b541-001f3b19d541)");
  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:
"Emacs developers report :

The Emacs command `run-python' launches an interactive Python
interpreter. After the Python process starts up, Emacs automatically
sends it the line :

import emacs

which normally imports a script named emacs.py which is distributed
with Emacs. This script, which is typically located in a
write-protected installation directory with other Emacs program files,
defines various functions to help the Python process communicate with
Emacs.

The vulnerability arises because Python, by default, prepends '' to
the module search path, so modules are looked for in the current
directory. If the current directory is world-writable, an attacker may
insert malicious code by adding a fake Python module named emacs.py
into that directory."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-devel/2008-09/msg00215.html"
  );
  # https://vuxml.freebsd.org/freebsd/66657bd5-ac92-11dd-b541-001f3b19d541.html
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://www.nessus.org/u?5d5628a7"
  );
  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_cwe_id(94);

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

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2008/09/05");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2008/11/07");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2008/11/11");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2008-2019 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:"emacs>=22<=22.2_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");