GLSA-200611-13 : Avahi: 'netlink' message vulnerability

2006-11-22T00:00:00
ID GENTOO_GLSA-200611-13.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2019 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
Modified 2020-02-02T00:00:00

Description

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200611-13 (Avahi:

                                        
                                            #%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 200611-13.
#
# The advisory text is Copyright (C) 2001-2016 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(23707);
  script_version("1.16");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2019/08/02 13:32:43");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2006-5461");
  script_bugtraq_id(21016);
  script_xref(name:"GLSA", value:"200611-13");

  script_name(english:"GLSA-200611-13 : Avahi: 'netlink' message vulnerability");
  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-200611-13
(Avahi: 'netlink' message vulnerability)

    Avahi does not check that the netlink messages come from the kernel
    instead of a user-space process.
  
Impact :

    A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability by crafting malicious
    netlink messages and trick Avahi to react to fake network changes. This
    could lead users to connect to untrusted services without knowing.
  
Workaround :

    There is no known workaround at this time."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/200611-13"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:
"All Avahi users should upgrade to the latest version:
    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-dns/avahi-0.6.15'"
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N");
  script_set_cvss_temporal_vector("CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploitability_ease", value:"No known exploits are available");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_available", value:"false");

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

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2006/11/20");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2006/11/22");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2006/11/06");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2019 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:"net-dns/avahi", unaffected:make_list("ge 0.6.15"), vulnerable:make_list("lt 0.6.15"))) 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, "Avahi");
}