Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : epiphany (MDVSA-2009:048-2)

2009-04-23T00:00:00
ID MANDRIVA_MDVSA-2009-048.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2018-07-19T00:00:00

Description

Python has a variable called sys.path that contains all paths where Python loads modules by using import scripting procedure. A wrong handling of that variable enables local attackers to execute arbitrary code via Python scripting in the current Epiphany working directory (CVE-2008-5985).

This update provides fix for that vulnerability.

Update :

The previous update package was not built against the correct (latest) libxulrunner-1.9.0.6 library (fixes #48163)

                                        
                                            #%NASL_MIN_LEVEL 70103

#
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were  
# extracted from Mandriva Linux Security Advisory MDVSA-2009:048. 
# The text itself is copyright (C) Mandriva S.A.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(36606);
  script_version ("1.10");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2018/07/19 20:59:16");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2008-5985");
  script_xref(name:"MDVSA", value:"2009:048-2");

  script_name(english:"Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : epiphany (MDVSA-2009:048-2)");
  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:
"Python has a variable called sys.path that contains all paths where
Python loads modules by using import scripting procedure. A wrong
handling of that variable enables local attackers to execute arbitrary
code via Python scripting in the current Epiphany working directory
(CVE-2008-5985).

This update provides fix for that vulnerability.

Update :

The previous update package was not built against the correct (latest)
libxulrunner-1.9.0.6 library (fixes #48163)"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:"Update the affected epiphany and / or epiphany-devel packages."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/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:epiphany");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:epiphany-devel");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.1");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2009/02/25");
  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) 2009-2018 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:"MDK2008.1", reference:"epiphany-2.22.3-0.3mdv2008.1", yank:"mdv")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"MDK2008.1", reference:"epiphany-devel-2.22.3-0.3mdv2008.1", 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");