GLSA-200710-29 : Sylpheed, Claws Mail: User-assisted remote execution of arbitrary code

2007-10-26T00:00:00
ID GENTOO_GLSA-200710-29.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2018-08-10T00:00:00

Description

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200710-29 (Sylpheed, Claws Mail: User-assisted remote execution of arbitrary code)

Ulf Harnhammar from Secunia Research discovered a format string error     in the inc_put_error() function in file src/inc.c.

Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to connect to a malicious POP     server sending specially crafted replies, possibly resulting in the     execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the     application.

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 200710-29.
#
# 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(27580);
  script_version("1.12");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2018/08/10 18:07:07");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2007-2958");
  script_xref(name:"GLSA", value:"200710-29");

  script_name(english:"GLSA-200710-29 : Sylpheed, Claws Mail: User-assisted remote execution of arbitrary code");
  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-200710-29
(Sylpheed, Claws Mail: User-assisted remote execution of arbitrary code)

    Ulf Harnhammar from Secunia Research discovered a format string error
    in the inc_put_error() function in file src/inc.c.
  
Impact :

    A remote attacker could entice a user to connect to a malicious POP
    server sending specially crafted replies, possibly resulting in the
    execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the
    application.
  
Workaround :

    There is no known workaround at this time."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/200710-29"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:
"All Sylpheed users should upgrade to the latest version:
    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=mail-client/sylpheed-2.4.5'
    All Claws Mail users should upgrade to the latest version:
    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=mail-client/claws-mail-3.0.0'"
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/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:claws-mail");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:sylpheed");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:gentoo:linux");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2007/10/25");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2007/10/26");
  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:"mail-client/sylpheed", unaffected:make_list("ge 2.4.5"), vulnerable:make_list("lt 2.4.5"))) flag++;
if (qpkg_check(package:"mail-client/claws-mail", unaffected:make_list("ge 3.0.0"), vulnerable:make_list("lt 3.0.0"))) 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, "Sylpheed / Claws Mail");
}