Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : sudo (MDKSA-2001:024-1)

2012-09-06T00:00:00
ID MANDRAKE_MDKSA-2001-024.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2019 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
Modified 2020-02-02T00:00:00

Description

A buffer overflow exists in the sudo program which could be used by an attacker to obtain higher privileges. sudo is a program used to delegate superuser privileges to ordinary users and only for specific commands.

Update :

The sudo package for 7.1 used the system-auth facility of newer pam versions and thus would not install or work correctly under Linux- Mandrake 7.1. This update resolves the dependency issue as well as provides the correct pam configuration file.

                                        
                                            #%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-2001:024. 
# The text itself is copyright (C) Mandriva S.A.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(61898);
  script_version("1.6");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2019/08/02 13:32:46");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2001-0279");
  script_xref(name:"MDKSA", value:"2001:024-1");

  script_name(english:"Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : sudo (MDKSA-2001:024-1)");
  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:
"A buffer overflow exists in the sudo program which could be used by an
attacker to obtain higher privileges. sudo is a program used to
delegate superuser privileges to ordinary users and only for specific
commands.

Update :

The sudo package for 7.1 used the system-auth facility of newer pam
versions and thus would not install or work correctly under Linux-
Mandrake 7.1. This update resolves the dependency issue as well as
provides the correct pam configuration file."
  );
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"solution", value:"Update the affected sudo 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:sudo");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.1");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2001/03/13");
  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:"MDK7.1", cpu:"i386", reference:"sudo-1.6.3p6-1.3mdk", 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");