Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : fileutils/coreutils (MDKSA-2003:106)

2004-07-31T00:00:00
ID MANDRAKE_MDKSA-2003-106.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2019 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
Modified 2020-02-02T00:00:00

Description

A memory starvation denial of service vulnerability in the ls program was discovered by Georgi Guninski. It is possible to allocate a huge amount of memory by specifying certain command-line arguments. It is also possible to exploit this remotely via programs that call ls such as wu-ftpd (although wu-ftpd is no longer shipped with Mandrake Linux).

Likewise, a non-exploitable integer overflow problem was discovered in ls, which can be used to crash ls by specifying certain command-line arguments. This can also be triggered via remotely accessible services such as wu-ftpd.

The provided packages include a patched ls to fix these problems.

                                        
                                            #%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-2003:106. 
# The text itself is copyright (C) Mandriva S.A.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(14088);
  script_version ("1.19");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2019/08/02 13:32:47");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2003-0853", "CVE-2003-0854");
  script_xref(name:"MDKSA", value:"2003:106");

  script_name(english:"Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : fileutils/coreutils (MDKSA-2003:106)");
  script_summary(english:"Checks rpm output for the updated packages");

  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"synopsis", 
    value:
"The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security
updates."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"description", 
    value:
"A memory starvation denial of service vulnerability in the ls program
was discovered by Georgi Guninski. It is possible to allocate a huge
amount of memory by specifying certain command-line arguments. It is
also possible to exploit this remotely via programs that call ls such
as wu-ftpd (although wu-ftpd is no longer shipped with Mandrake
Linux).

Likewise, a non-exploitable integer overflow problem was discovered in
ls, which can be used to crash ls by specifying certain command-line
arguments. This can also be triggered via remotely accessible services
such as wu-ftpd.

The provided packages include a patched ls to fix these problems."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:
"Update the affected coreutils, coreutils-doc and / or fileutils
packages."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:coreutils");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:coreutils-doc");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:fileutils");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.0");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.1");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.2");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2003/11/12");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2004/07/31");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2019 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:"MDK9.0", cpu:"i386", reference:"fileutils-4.1.11-6.1.90mdk", yank:"mdk")) flag++;

if (rpm_check(release:"MDK9.1", cpu:"i386", reference:"coreutils-4.5.7-1.1.91mdk", yank:"mdk")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"MDK9.1", cpu:"i386", reference:"coreutils-doc-4.5.7-1.1.91mdk", yank:"mdk")) flag++;

if (rpm_check(release:"MDK9.2", cpu:"amd64", reference:"coreutils-5.0-7.1.92mdk", yank:"mdk")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"MDK9.2", cpu:"i386", reference:"coreutils-5.0-6.1.92mdk", yank:"mdk")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"MDK9.2", cpu:"amd64", reference:"coreutils-doc-5.0-7.1.92mdk", yank:"mdk")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"MDK9.2", cpu:"i386", reference:"coreutils-doc-5.0-6.1.92mdk", yank:"mdk")) flag++;


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