GLSA-200701-26 : KSirc: Denial of Service vulnerability

2007-02-09T00:00:00
ID GENTOO_GLSA-200701-26.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2019 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
Modified 2020-08-02T00:00:00

Description

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200701-26 (KSirc: Denial of Service vulnerability)

KSirc fails to check the size of an incoming PRIVMSG string sent from
an IRC server during the connection process.

Impact :

A malicious IRC server could send a long PRIVMSG string to the KSirc
client causing an assertion failure and the dereferencing of a null
pointer, resulting in a crash.

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 200701-26.
#
# 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(24311);
  script_version("1.13");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2019/08/02 13:32:43");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2006-6811");
  script_xref(name:"GLSA", value:"200701-26");

  script_name(english:"GLSA-200701-26 : KSirc: Denial of Service 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-200701-26
(KSirc: Denial of Service vulnerability)

    KSirc fails to check the size of an incoming PRIVMSG string sent from
    an IRC server during the connection process.
  
Impact :

    A malicious IRC server could send a long PRIVMSG string to the KSirc
    client causing an assertion failure and the dereferencing of a null
    pointer, resulting in a crash.
  
Workaround :

    There is no known workaround at this time."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/200701-26"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:
"All KSirc users should upgrade to the latest version:
    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=kde-base/ksirc-3.5.5-r1'"
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P");

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

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2007/01/29");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2007/02/09");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2007/01/09");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2019 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/ksirc", unaffected:make_list("ge 3.5.5-r1"), vulnerable:make_list("lt 3.5.5-r1"))) 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, "KSirc");
}