Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : libast (MDKSA-2006:029)

2006-02-05T00:00:00
ID MANDRAKE_MDKSA-2006-029.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2018-07-19T00:00:00

Description

Buffer overflow in Library of Assorted Spiffy Things (LibAST) 0.6.1 and earlier, as used in Eterm and possibly other software, allows local users to execute arbitrary code as the utmp user via a long -X argument.

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

                                        
                                            #%NASL_MIN_LEVEL 70103

#
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were  
# extracted from Mandrake Linux Security Advisory MDKSA-2006:029. 
# The text itself is copyright (C) Mandriva S.A.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(20850);
  script_version ("1.12");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2018/07/19 20:59:13");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2006-0224");
  script_xref(name:"MDKSA", value:"2006:029");

  script_name(english:"Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : libast (MDKSA-2006:029)");
  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:
"Buffer overflow in Library of Assorted Spiffy Things (LibAST) 0.6.1
and earlier, as used in Eterm and possibly other software, allows
local users to execute arbitrary code as the utmp user via a long -X
argument.

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue."
  );
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"solution", value:"Update the affected packages.");
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/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:mandriva:linux:lib64ast2");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64ast2-devel");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libast2");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libast2-devel");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2006");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2006/02/02");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2006/02/05");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2018 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:"MDK2006.0", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"lib64ast2-0.6.1-2.1.20060mdk", yank:"mdk")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"MDK2006.0", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"lib64ast2-devel-0.6.1-2.1.20060mdk", yank:"mdk")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"MDK2006.0", cpu:"i386", reference:"libast2-0.6.1-2.1.20060mdk", yank:"mdk")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"MDK2006.0", cpu:"i386", reference:"libast2-devel-0.6.1-2.1.20060mdk", 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");