FreeBSD : FreeBSD -- Inappropriate directory permissions in freebsd-update(8) (6e87b696-ca3e-11df-aade-0050568f000c)

2010-10-26T00:00:00
ID FREEBSD_PKG_6E87B696CA3E11DFAADE0050568F000C.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2016-08-10T00:00:00

Description

When downloading updates to FreeBSD via 'freebsd-update fetch' or 'freebsd-update upgrade', the freebsd-update(8) utility copies currently installed files into its working directory (/var/db/freebsd-update by default) both for the purpose of merging changes to configuration files and in order to be able to roll back installed updates.

The default working directory used by freebsd-update(8) is normally created during the installation of FreeBSD with permissions which allow all local users to see its contents, and freebsd-update(8) does not take any steps to restrict access to files stored in said directory.

                                        
                                            #
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were  
# extracted from the FreeBSD VuXML database :
#
# Copyright 2003-2016 Jacques Vidrine and contributors
#
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# HTML, PDF, PostScript, RTF and so forth) with or without modification,
# are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:
# 1. Redistributions of source code (VuXML) must retain the above
#    copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following
#    disclaimer as the first lines of this file unmodified.
# 2. Redistributions in compiled form (transformed to other DTDs,
#    published online in any format, converted to PDF, PostScript,
#    RTF and other formats) must reproduce the above copyright
#    notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer
#    in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the
#    distribution.
# 
# THIS DOCUMENTATION IS PROVIDED BY THE AUTHOR AND CONTRIBUTORS "AS IS"
# AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO,
# THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
# PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHOR OR CONTRIBUTORS
# BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY,
# OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT
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#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(50332);
  script_version("$Revision: 1.7 $");
  script_cvs_date("$Date: 2016/08/10 13:36:30 $");

  script_osvdb_id(61108);
  script_xref(name:"FreeBSD", value:"SA-09:17.freebsd-update");

  script_name(english:"FreeBSD : FreeBSD -- Inappropriate directory permissions in freebsd-update(8) (6e87b696-ca3e-11df-aade-0050568f000c)");
  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:
"When downloading updates to FreeBSD via 'freebsd-update fetch' or
'freebsd-update upgrade', the freebsd-update(8) utility copies
currently installed files into its working directory
(/var/db/freebsd-update by default) both for the purpose of merging
changes to configuration files and in order to be able to roll back
installed updates.

The default working directory used by freebsd-update(8) is normally
created during the installation of FreeBSD with permissions which
allow all local users to see its contents, and freebsd-update(8) does
not take any steps to restrict access to files stored in said
directory."
  );
  # http://www.freebsd.org/ports/portaudit/6e87b696-ca3e-11df-aade-0050568f000c.html
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://www.nessus.org/u?d8473f94"
  );
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"solution", value:"Update the affected packages.");
  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:freebsd:freebsd:FreeBSD");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2009/12/03");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2010/10/24");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2010/10/26");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2010-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.");
  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", "Settings/ParanoidReport");

  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);


if (report_paranoia < 2) audit(AUDIT_PARANOID);

flag = 0;

if (pkg_test(save_report:TRUE, pkg:"FreeBSD>=6.3<6.3_14")) flag++;
if (pkg_test(save_report:TRUE, pkg:"FreeBSD>=6.4<6.4_8")) flag++;
if (pkg_test(save_report:TRUE, pkg:"FreeBSD>=7.1<7.1_9")) flag++;
if (pkg_test(save_report:TRUE, pkg:"FreeBSD>=7.2<7.2_5")) flag++;
if (pkg_test(save_report:TRUE, pkg:"FreeBSD>=8.0<8.0_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");