Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : gdm (MDKSA-2006:231)

2007-02-18T00:00:00
ID MANDRAKE_MDKSA-2006-231.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2021 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
Modified 2007-02-18T00:00:00

Description

Local exploitation of a format string vulnerability in GNOME Foundation's GNOME Display Manager host chooser window (gdmchooser) could allow an unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on the affected system.

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

                                        
                                            #%NASL_MIN_LEVEL 70300

#
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were  
# extracted from Mandrake Linux Security Advisory MDKSA-2006:231. 
# The text itself is copyright (C) Mandriva S.A.
#

include('deprecated_nasl_level.inc');
include('compat.inc');

if (description)
{
  script_id(24614);
  script_version("1.16");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_modification_date", value:"2021/01/06");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2006-6105");
  script_xref(name:"MDKSA", value:"2006:231");

  script_name(english:"Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : gdm (MDKSA-2006:231)");
  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:
"Local exploitation of a format string vulnerability in GNOME
Foundation's GNOME Display Manager host chooser window (gdmchooser)
could allow an unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on
the affected system.

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:"Update the affected gdm and / or gdm-Xnest packages."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:S/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:gdm");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:gdm-Xnest");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2006/12/14");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2007/02/18");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2021 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:"MDK2007.0", reference:"gdm-2.16.0-2.1mdv2007.0", yank:"mdv")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"MDK2007.0", reference:"gdm-Xnest-2.16.0-2.1mdv2007.0", yank:"mdv")) 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");