GLSA-200412-09 : ncpfs: Buffer overflow in ncplogin and ncpmap

2004-12-15T00:00:00
ID GENTOO_GLSA-200412-09.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2018-08-10T00:00:00

Description

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200412-09 (ncpfs: Buffer overflow in ncplogin and ncpmap)

Karol Wiesek discovered a buffer overflow in the handling of the     '-T' option in the ncplogin and ncpmap utilities, which are both     installed as SUID root by default.

Impact :

A local attacker could trigger the buffer overflow by calling one     of these utilities with a carefully crafted command line, potentially     resulting in execution of arbitrary code with root privileges.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

                                        
                                            #
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were
# extracted from Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200412-09.
#
# The advisory text is Copyright (C) 2001-2015 Gentoo Foundation, Inc.
# and licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike 
# license. See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(15969);
  script_version("1.15");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2018/08/10 18:07:05");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2004-1079");
  script_xref(name:"GLSA", value:"200412-09");

  script_name(english:"GLSA-200412-09 : ncpfs: Buffer overflow in ncplogin and ncpmap");
  script_summary(english:"Checks for updated package(s) in /var/db/pkg");

  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"synopsis", 
    value:
"The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"description", 
    value:
"The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200412-09
(ncpfs: Buffer overflow in ncplogin and ncpmap)

    Karol Wiesek discovered a buffer overflow in the handling of the
    '-T' option in the ncplogin and ncpmap utilities, which are both
    installed as SUID root by default.
  
Impact :

    A local attacker could trigger the buffer overflow by calling one
    of these utilities with a carefully crafted command line, potentially
    resulting in execution of arbitrary code with root privileges.
  
Workaround :

    There is no known workaround at this time."
  );
  # http://lists.netsys.com/pipermail/full-disclosure/2004-November/029563.html
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://www.nessus.org/u?45c10881"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/200412-09"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:
"All ncpfs users should upgrade to the latest version:
    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-fs/ncpfs-2.2.5'"
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:ncpfs");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:gentoo:linux");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2004/12/15");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2004/12/15");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2004/11/29");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2018 Tenable Network Security, Inc.");
  script_family(english:"Gentoo Local Security Checks");

  script_dependencies("ssh_get_info.nasl");
  script_require_keys("Host/local_checks_enabled", "Host/Gentoo/release", "Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list");

  exit(0);
}


include("audit.inc");
include("global_settings.inc");
include("qpkg.inc");

if (!get_kb_item("Host/local_checks_enabled")) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_ENABLED);
if (!get_kb_item("Host/Gentoo/release")) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Gentoo");
if (!get_kb_item("Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list")) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_LIST_MISSING);


flag = 0;

if (qpkg_check(package:"net-fs/ncpfs", unaffected:make_list("ge 2.2.5"), vulnerable:make_list("lt 2.2.5"))) flag++;

if (flag)
{
  if (report_verbosity > 0) security_hole(port:0, extra:qpkg_report_get());
  else security_hole(0);
  exit(0);
}
else
{
  tested = qpkg_tests_get();
  if (tested) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_NOT_AFFECTED, tested);
  else audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_NOT_INSTALLED, "ncpfs");
}