GLSA-200903-41 : gedit: Untrusted search path

2009-03-31T00:00:00
ID GENTOO_GLSA-200903-41.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2015-04-13T00:00:00

Description

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200903-41 (gedit: Untrusted search path)

James Vega reported that gedit uses the current working directory when     searching for python modules, a vulnerability related to CVE-2008-5983.

Impact :

A local attacker could entice a user to open gedit from a specially     crafted environment, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary     code with the privileges of the user running the application.

Workaround :

Do not run gedit from untrusted working directories.

                                        
                                            #
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were
# extracted from Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200903-41.
#
# 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(36055);
  script_version("$Revision: 1.11 $");
  script_cvs_date("$Date: 2015/04/13 14:11:59 $");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2008-5983", "CVE-2009-0314");
  script_osvdb_id(53373);
  script_xref(name:"GLSA", value:"200903-41");

  script_name(english:"GLSA-200903-41 : gedit: Untrusted search path");
  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-200903-41
(gedit: Untrusted search path)

    James Vega reported that gedit uses the current working directory when
    searching for python modules, a vulnerability related to CVE-2008-5983.
  
Impact :

    A local attacker could entice a user to open gedit from a specially
    crafted environment, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary
    code with the privileges of the user running the application.
  
Workaround :

    Do not run gedit from untrusted working directories."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/200903-41"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:
"All gedit 2.22.x users should upgrade to the latest version:
    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-editors/gedit-2.22.3-r1'
    All gedit 2.24.x users should upgrade to the latest version:
    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-editors/gedit-2.24.3'"
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploitability_ease", value:"Exploits are available");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_available", value:"true");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_framework_core", value:"true");

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

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2009/03/30");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2009/03/31");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2009-2015 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:"app-editors/gedit", unaffected:make_list("rge 2.22.3-r1", "ge 2.24.3"), vulnerable:make_list("lt 2.24.3"))) 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, "gedit");
}