FreeBSD : rkhunter -- insecure temporary file creation (f14ad681-5b88-11dc-812d-0011098b2f36)

2007-09-05T00:00:00
ID FREEBSD_PKG_F14AD6815B8811DC812D0011098B2F36.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2019 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
Modified 2020-10-02T00:00:00

Description

Gentoo reports :

Sune Kloppenborg Jeppesen and Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux Security Team have reported that the check_update.sh script and the main rkhunter script insecurely creates several temporary files with predictable filenames.

A local attacker could create symbolic links in the temporary files directory, pointing to a valid file somewhere on the filesystem. When rkhunter or the check_update.sh script runs, this would result in the file being overwritten with the rights of the user running the utility, which could be the root user.

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

if (description)
{
  script_id(25982);
  script_version("1.14");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2019/08/02 13:32:39");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2005-1270");
  script_bugtraq_id(13399);

  script_name(english:"FreeBSD : rkhunter -- insecure temporary file creation (f14ad681-5b88-11dc-812d-0011098b2f36)");
  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:
"Gentoo reports :

Sune Kloppenborg Jeppesen and Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux
Security Team have reported that the check_update.sh script and the
main rkhunter script insecurely creates several temporary files with
predictable filenames.

A local attacker could create symbolic links in the temporary files
directory, pointing to a valid file somewhere on the filesystem. When
rkhunter or the check_update.sh script runs, this would result in the
file being overwritten with the rights of the user running the
utility, which could be the root user."
  );
  # http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200504-25.xml
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/200504-25"
  );
  # https://vuxml.freebsd.org/freebsd/f14ad681-5b88-11dc-812d-0011098b2f36.html
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://www.nessus.org/u?7a50ad07"
  );
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"solution", value:"Update the affected package.");
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N");
  script_set_cvss_temporal_vector("CVSS2#E:H/RL:U/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:rkhunter");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2005/04/26");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2007/09/05");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2007/09/05");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2019 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:"rkhunter<1.2.5")) flag++;

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