Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : man (MDKSA-2000:015)

2012-09-06T00:00:00
ID MANDRAKE_MDKSA-2000-015.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2019 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
Modified 2020-02-02T00:00:00

Description

Internet Security Systems (ISS) X-Force has identified a vulnerability in the makewhatis Bourne shell script that ships with many Linux distributions. It is found in versions 1.5e and higher of man, and handles temporary files insecurely. Local users may gain a variety of privileges depending on the complexity of the exploit. The mode of any file on the system can be changed to 0700. Any file on the system may be created or overwritten as root. Local users may also be able to read any system file by forcing a copy of it into the whatis database.

                                        
                                            #%NASL_MIN_LEVEL 80502

#
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were  
# extracted from Mandrake Linux Security Advisory MDKSA-2000:015. 
# The text itself is copyright (C) Mandriva S.A.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(61813);
  script_version("1.5");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2019/08/02 13:32:46");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2000-0566");
  script_xref(name:"MDKSA", value:"2000:015");

  script_name(english:"Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : man (MDKSA-2000:015)");
  script_summary(english:"Checks rpm output for the updated package");

  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"synopsis", 
    value:"The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"description", 
    value:
"Internet Security Systems (ISS) X-Force has identified a vulnerability
in the makewhatis Bourne shell script that ships with many Linux
distributions. It is found in versions 1.5e and higher of man, and
handles temporary files insecurely. Local users may gain a variety of
privileges depending on the complexity of the exploit. The mode of any
file on the system can be changed to 0700. Any file on the system may
be created or overwritten as root. Local users may also be able to
read any system file by forcing a copy of it into the whatis database."
  );
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"solution", value:"Update the affected man package.");
  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:mandriva:linux:man");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:6.0");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:6.1");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.0");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.1");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2000/07/07");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2012/09/06");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2019 Tenable Network Security, Inc.");
  script_family(english:"Mandriva Local Security Checks");

  script_dependencies("ssh_get_info.nasl");
  script_require_keys("Host/local_checks_enabled", "Host/cpu", "Host/Mandrake/release", "Host/Mandrake/rpm-list");

  exit(0);
}


include("audit.inc");
include("global_settings.inc");
include("rpm.inc");


if (!get_kb_item("Host/local_checks_enabled")) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_ENABLED);
if (!get_kb_item("Host/Mandrake/release")) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Mandriva / Mandake Linux");
if (!get_kb_item("Host/Mandrake/rpm-list")) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_LIST_MISSING);

cpu = get_kb_item("Host/cpu");
if (isnull(cpu)) audit(AUDIT_UNKNOWN_ARCH);
if (cpu !~ "^(amd64|i[3-6]86|x86_64)$") audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_IMPLEMENTED, "Mandriva / Mandrake Linux", cpu);


flag = 0;
if (rpm_check(release:"MDK6.0", cpu:"i386", reference:"man-1.5g-15mdk", yank:"mdk")) flag++;

if (rpm_check(release:"MDK6.1", cpu:"i386", reference:"man-1.5g-15mdk", yank:"mdk")) flag++;

if (rpm_check(release:"MDK7.0", cpu:"i386", reference:"man-1.5g-15mdk", yank:"mdk")) flag++;

if (rpm_check(release:"MDK7.1", cpu:"i386", reference:"man-1.5g-15mdk", yank:"mdk")) flag++;


if (flag)
{
  if (report_verbosity > 0) security_hole(port:0, extra:rpm_report_get());
  else security_hole(0);
  exit(0);
}
else audit(AUDIT_HOST_NOT, "affected");