Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : emacs (MDVSA-2008:216)

2009-04-23T00:00:00
ID MANDRIVA_MDVSA-2008-216.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2013-06-01T00:00:00

Description

A vulnerability was found in how Emacs would import python scripts from the current working directory during the editing of a python file. This could allow a local user to execute arbitrary code via a trojan python file (CVE-2008-3949).

                                        
                                            #
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were  
# extracted from Mandriva Linux Security Advisory MDVSA-2008:216. 
# The text itself is copyright (C) Mandriva S.A.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(37477);
  script_version ("$Revision: 1.11 $");
  script_cvs_date("$Date: 2013/06/01 00:06:01 $");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2008-3949");
  script_xref(name:"MDVSA", value:"2008:216");

  script_name(english:"Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : emacs (MDVSA-2008:216)");
  script_summary(english:"Checks rpm output for the updated packages");

  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"synopsis", 
    value:
"The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security
updates."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"description", 
    value:
"A vulnerability was found in how Emacs would import python scripts
from the current working directory during the editing of a python
file. This could allow a local user to execute arbitrary code via a
trojan python file (CVE-2008-3949)."
  );
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"solution", value:"Update the affected packages.");
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C");
  script_cwe_id(94);

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:emacs");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:emacs-common");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:emacs-doc");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:emacs-el");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:emacs-gtk");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:emacs-leim");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:emacs-nox");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.1");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2008/10/27");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2009/04/23");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2009-2013 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:"MDK2008.0", reference:"emacs-22.1-5.4mdv2008.0", yank:"mdv")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"MDK2008.0", reference:"emacs-common-22.1-5.4mdv2008.0", yank:"mdv")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"MDK2008.0", reference:"emacs-doc-22.1-5.4mdv2008.0", yank:"mdv")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"MDK2008.0", reference:"emacs-el-22.1-5.4mdv2008.0", yank:"mdv")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"MDK2008.0", reference:"emacs-gtk-22.1-5.4mdv2008.0", yank:"mdv")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"MDK2008.0", reference:"emacs-leim-22.1-5.4mdv2008.0", yank:"mdv")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"MDK2008.0", reference:"emacs-nox-22.1-5.4mdv2008.0", yank:"mdv")) flag++;

if (rpm_check(release:"MDK2008.1", reference:"emacs-22.1-7.3mdv2008.1", yank:"mdv")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"MDK2008.1", reference:"emacs-common-22.1-7.3mdv2008.1", yank:"mdv")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"MDK2008.1", reference:"emacs-doc-22.1-7.3mdv2008.1", yank:"mdv")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"MDK2008.1", reference:"emacs-el-22.1-7.3mdv2008.1", yank:"mdv")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"MDK2008.1", reference:"emacs-gtk-22.1-7.3mdv2008.1", yank:"mdv")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"MDK2008.1", reference:"emacs-leim-22.1-7.3mdv2008.1", yank:"mdv")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"MDK2008.1", reference:"emacs-nox-22.1-7.3mdv2008.1", yank:"mdv")) 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");