RHEL 2.1 : metamail (RHSA-2006:0217)

2006-02-22T00:00:00
ID REDHAT-RHSA-2006-0217.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2019 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
Modified 2020-01-02T00:00:00

Description

An updated metamail package that fixes a buffer overflow vulnerability for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 is now available.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

Metamail is a system for handling multimedia mail.

A buffer overflow bug was found in the way Metamail processes certain mail messages. An attacker could create a carefully-crafted message such that when it is opened by a victim and parsed through Metamail, it runs arbitrary code as the victim. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) assigned the name CVE-2006-0709 to this issue.

Users of Metamail should upgrade to this updated package, which contains a backported patch that is not vulnerable to this issue.

                                        
                                            #%NASL_MIN_LEVEL 80502
#
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were  
# extracted from Red Hat Security Advisory RHSA-2006:0217. The text 
# itself is copyright (C) Red Hat, Inc.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(20966);
  script_version ("1.23");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2019/10/25 13:36:11");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2006-0709");
  script_bugtraq_id(16611);
  script_xref(name:"RHSA", value:"2006:0217");

  script_name(english:"RHEL 2.1 : metamail (RHSA-2006:0217)");
  script_summary(english:"Checks the rpm output for the updated package");

  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"synopsis", 
    value:"The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"description", 
    value:
"An updated metamail package that fixes a buffer overflow vulnerability
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 is now available.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

Metamail is a system for handling multimedia mail.

A buffer overflow bug was found in the way Metamail processes certain
mail messages. An attacker could create a carefully-crafted message
such that when it is opened by a victim and parsed through Metamail,
it runs arbitrary code as the victim. The Common Vulnerabilities and
Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) assigned the name CVE-2006-0709 to
this issue.

Users of Metamail should upgrade to this updated package, which
contains a backported patch that is not vulnerable to this issue."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2006-0709"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2006:0217"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:"Update the affected metamail package."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P");
  script_set_cvss_temporal_vector("CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploitability_ease", value:"No known exploits are available");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_available", value:"false");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:metamail");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:2.1");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2006/02/15");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2006/02/21");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2006/02/22");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"generated_plugin", value:"current");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2019 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.");
  script_family(english:"Red Hat Local Security Checks");

  script_dependencies("ssh_get_info.nasl");
  script_require_keys("Host/local_checks_enabled", "Host/RedHat/release", "Host/RedHat/rpm-list", "Host/cpu");

  exit(0);
}


include("audit.inc");
include("global_settings.inc");
include("misc_func.inc");
include("rpm.inc");

if (!get_kb_item("Host/local_checks_enabled")) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_ENABLED);
release = get_kb_item("Host/RedHat/release");
if (isnull(release) || "Red Hat" >!< release) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Red Hat");
os_ver = pregmatch(pattern: "Red Hat Enterprise Linux.*release ([0-9]+(\.[0-9]+)?)", string:release);
if (isnull(os_ver)) audit(AUDIT_UNKNOWN_APP_VER, "Red Hat");
os_ver = os_ver[1];
if (! preg(pattern:"^2\.1([^0-9]|$)", string:os_ver)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Red Hat 2.1", "Red Hat " + os_ver);

if (!get_kb_item("Host/RedHat/rpm-list")) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_LIST_MISSING);

cpu = get_kb_item("Host/cpu");
if (isnull(cpu)) audit(AUDIT_UNKNOWN_ARCH);
if ("x86_64" >!< cpu && cpu !~ "^i[3-6]86$" && "s390" >!< cpu) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_IMPLEMENTED, "Red Hat", cpu);
if (cpu !~ "^i[3-6]86$") audit(AUDIT_ARCH_NOT, "i386", cpu);

yum_updateinfo = get_kb_item("Host/RedHat/yum-updateinfo");
if (!empty_or_null(yum_updateinfo)) 
{
  rhsa = "RHSA-2006:0217";
  yum_report = redhat_generate_yum_updateinfo_report(rhsa:rhsa);
  if (!empty_or_null(yum_report))
  {
    security_report_v4(
      port       : 0,
      severity   : SECURITY_HOLE,
      extra      : yum_report 
    );
    exit(0);
  }
  else
  {
    audit_message = "affected by Red Hat security advisory " + rhsa;
    audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, audit_message);
  }
}
else
{
  flag = 0;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL2.1", cpu:"i386", reference:"metamail-2.7-30")) flag++;

  if (flag)
  {
    security_report_v4(
      port       : 0,
      severity   : SECURITY_HOLE,
      extra      : rpm_report_get() + redhat_report_package_caveat()
    );
    exit(0);
  }
  else
  {
    tested = pkg_tests_get();
    if (tested) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_NOT_AFFECTED, tested);
    else audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_NOT_INSTALLED, "metamail");
  }
}