GLSA-200504-14 : monkeyd: Multiple vulnerabilities

2005-04-16T00:00:00
ID GENTOO_GLSA-200504-14.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2018-08-10T00:00:00

Description

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200504-14 (monkeyd: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team discovered a     double expansion error in monkeyd, resulting in a format string     vulnerability. Ciaran McCreesh of Gentoo Linux discovered a Denial of     Service vulnerability, a syntax error caused monkeyd to zero out     unallocated memory should a zero byte file be requested.

Impact :

The format string vulnerability could allow an attacker to send a     specially crafted request to the monkeyd server, resulting in the     execution of arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running     monkeyd. The DoS vulnerability could allow an attacker to disrupt the     operation of the web server, should a zero byte file be accessible.

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 200504-14.
#
# 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(18061);
  script_version("1.13");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2018/08/10 18:07:06");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2005-1122", "CVE-2005-1123");
  script_xref(name:"GLSA", value:"200504-14");

  script_name(english:"GLSA-200504-14 : monkeyd: Multiple vulnerabilities");
  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-200504-14
(monkeyd: Multiple vulnerabilities)

    Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team discovered a
    double expansion error in monkeyd, resulting in a format string
    vulnerability. Ciaran McCreesh of Gentoo Linux discovered a Denial of
    Service vulnerability, a syntax error caused monkeyd to zero out
    unallocated memory should a zero byte file be requested.
  
Impact :

    The format string vulnerability could allow an attacker to send a
    specially crafted request to the monkeyd server, resulting in the
    execution of arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running
    monkeyd. The DoS vulnerability could allow an attacker to disrupt the
    operation of the web server, should a zero byte file be accessible.
  
Workaround :

    There is no known workaround at this time."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/200504-14"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:
"All monkeyd users should upgrade to the latest version:
    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-servers/monkeyd-0.9.1'"
  );
  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:monkeyd");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:gentoo:linux");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2005/04/15");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2005/04/16");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2005/04/15");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2018 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:"www-servers/monkeyd", unaffected:make_list("ge 0.9.1"), vulnerable:make_list("lt 0.9.1"))) 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, "monkeyd");
}