GLSA-200704-22 : BEAST: Denial of Service

2007-04-30T00:00:00
ID GENTOO_GLSA-200704-22.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2018-08-10T00:00:00

Description

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200704-22 (BEAST: Denial of Service)

BEAST, which is installed as setuid root, fails to properly check     whether it can drop privileges accordingly if seteuid() fails due to a     user exceeding assigned resource limits.

Impact :

A local user could exceed his resource limit in order to prevent the     seteuid() call from succeeding. This may lead BEAST to keep running     with root privileges. Then, the local user could use the 'save as'     dialog box to overwrite any file on the vulnerable system, potentially     leading to a Denial of Service.

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 200704-22.
#
# 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(25110);
  script_version("1.13");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2018/08/10 18:07:06");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2006-2916", "CVE-2006-4447");
  script_xref(name:"GLSA", value:"200704-22");

  script_name(english:"GLSA-200704-22 : BEAST: Denial of Service");
  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-200704-22
(BEAST: Denial of Service)

    BEAST, which is installed as setuid root, fails to properly check
    whether it can drop privileges accordingly if seteuid() fails due to a
    user exceeding assigned resource limits.
  
Impact :

    A local user could exceed his resource limit in order to prevent the
    seteuid() call from succeeding. This may lead BEAST to keep running
    with root privileges. Then, the local user could use the 'save as'
    dialog box to overwrite any file on the vulnerable system, potentially
    leading to a Denial of Service.
  
Workaround :

    There is no known workaround at this time."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/200704-22"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:
"All BEAST users should upgrade to the latest version:
    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-sound/beast-0.7.1'"
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C");

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

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2007/04/27");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2007/04/30");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2006/06/14");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2018 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:"media-sound/beast", unaffected:make_list("ge 0.7.1"), vulnerable:make_list("lt 0.7.1"))) 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, "BEAST");
}