GLSA-200412-17 : kfax: Multiple overflows in the included TIFF library

2004-12-20T00:00:00
ID GENTOO_GLSA-200412-17.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2019 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
Modified 2020-11-02T00:00:00

Description

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200412-17 (kfax: Multiple overflows in the included TIFF library)

Than Ngo discovered that kfax contains a private copy of the TIFF
library and is therefore subject to several known vulnerabilities (see
References).

Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to view a carefully-crafted TIFF
image file with kfax, which would potentially lead to execution of
arbitrary code with the rights of the user running kfax.

Workaround :

The KDE Team recommends to remove the kfax binary as well as the
kfaxpart.la KPart:
rm /usr/kde/3.*/lib/kde3/kfaxpart.la
rm /usr/kde/3.*/bin/kfax
Note: This will render the kfax functionality useless, if kfax
functionality is needed you should upgrade to the KDE 3.3.2 which is
not stable at the time of this writing.
There is no known workaround at this time.

                                        
                                            #%NASL_MIN_LEVEL 80502
#
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were
# extracted from Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200412-17.
#
# The advisory text is Copyright (C) 2001-2018 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(16004);
  script_version("1.20");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2019/08/02 13:32:42");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2004-0803", "CVE-2004-0804", "CVE-2004-0886");
  script_xref(name:"GLSA", value:"200412-17");

  script_name(english:"GLSA-200412-17 : kfax: Multiple overflows in the included TIFF library");
  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-200412-17
(kfax: Multiple overflows in the included TIFF library)

    Than Ngo discovered that kfax contains a private copy of the TIFF
    library and is therefore subject to several known vulnerabilities (see
    References).
  
Impact :

    A remote attacker could entice a user to view a carefully-crafted TIFF
    image file with kfax, which would potentially lead to execution of
    arbitrary code with the rights of the user running kfax.
  
Workaround :

    The KDE Team recommends to remove the kfax binary as well as the
    kfaxpart.la KPart:
    rm /usr/kde/3.*/lib/kde3/kfaxpart.la
    rm /usr/kde/3.*/bin/kfax
    Note: This will render the kfax functionality useless, if kfax
    functionality is needed you should upgrade to the KDE 3.3.2 which is
    not stable at the time of this writing.
    There is no known workaround at this time."
  );
  # http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20041209-2.txt
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20041209-2.txt"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/200410-11"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/200412-17"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:
"All kfax users should upgrade to the latest version:
    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=kde-base/kdegraphics-3.3.2'"
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P");

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

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2004/12/19");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2004/12/20");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2019 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.");
  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:"kde-base/kdegraphics", unaffected:make_list("ge 3.3.2"), vulnerable:make_list("lt 3.3.2"))) 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, "kfax");
}