GLSA-200502-12 : Webmin: Information leak in Gentoo binary package

2005-02-14T00:00:00
ID GENTOO_GLSA-200502-12.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2019 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
Modified 2020-02-02T00:00:00

Description

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200502-12 (Webmin: Information leak in Gentoo binary package)

Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team discovered that
the Webmin ebuild contains a design flaw. It imports the encrypted
local root password into the miniserv.users file before building binary
packages that include this file.

Impact :

A remote attacker could retrieve Portage-built Webmin binary packages
and recover the encrypted root password from the build host.

Workaround :

Users who never built or shared a Webmin binary package are unaffected
by this.

                                        
                                            #%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 200502-12.
#
# 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(16449);
  script_version("1.15");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2019/08/02 13:32:42");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2005-0427");
  script_xref(name:"GLSA", value:"200502-12");

  script_name(english:"GLSA-200502-12 : Webmin: Information leak in Gentoo binary package");
  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-200502-12
(Webmin: Information leak in Gentoo binary package)

    Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team discovered that
    the Webmin ebuild contains a design flaw. It imports the encrypted
    local root password into the miniserv.users file before building binary
    packages that include this file.
  
Impact :

    A remote attacker could retrieve Portage-built Webmin binary packages
    and recover the encrypted root password from the build host.
  
Workaround :

    Users who never built or shared a Webmin binary package are unaffected
    by this."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/200502-12"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:
"Webmin users should delete any old shared Webmin binary package as soon
    as possible. They should also consider their buildhost root password
    potentially exposed and follow proper audit procedures.
    If you plan to build binary packages, you should upgrade to the latest
    version:
    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-admin/webmin-1.170-r3'"
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N");

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

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2005/02/11");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2005/02/14");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2005/02/11");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2019 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:"app-admin/webmin", unaffected:make_list("ge 1.170-r3"), vulnerable:make_list("lt 1.170-r3"))) flag++;

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