GLSA-200503-14 : KDE dcopidlng: Insecure temporary file creation

2005-03-08T00:00:00
ID GENTOO_GLSA-200503-14.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2019 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
Modified 2019-11-02T00:00:00

Description

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200503-14 (KDE dcopidlng: Insecure temporary file creation)

Davide Madrisan has discovered that the dcopidlng script creates
temporary files in a world-writable directory with predictable names.

Impact :

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

Workaround :

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 200503-14.
#
# 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(17288);
  script_version("1.16");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2019/08/02 13:32:42");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2005-0365");
  script_xref(name:"GLSA", value:"200503-14");

  script_name(english:"GLSA-200503-14 : KDE dcopidlng: Insecure temporary file creation");
  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-200503-14
(KDE dcopidlng: Insecure temporary file creation)

    Davide Madrisan has discovered that the dcopidlng script creates
    temporary files in a world-writable directory with predictable names.
  
Impact :

    A local attacker could create symbolic links in the temporary
    files directory, pointing to a valid file somewhere on the filesystem.
    When dcopidlng is executed, this would result in the file being
    overwritten with the rights of the user running the utility, which
    could be the root user.
  
Workaround :

    There is no known workaround at this time."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/200503-14"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:
"All kdelibs users should upgrade to the latest version:
    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose kde-base/kdelibs"
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N");

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

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2005/03/07");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2005/03/08");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2005/01/21");
  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:"kde-base/kdelibs", unaffected:make_list("ge 3.3.2-r5", "rge 3.2.3-r7"), vulnerable:make_list("lt 3.3.2-r5"))) flag++;

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