Security Update for .NET Core (November 2018)

2018-11-16T00:00:00
ID SMB_NT_MS18_NOV_DOTNET_CORE.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter This script is Copyright (C) 2018-2019 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
Modified 2020-09-02T00:00:00

Description

The remote Windows host has an installation of .NET Core with a version of 2.1.x. Therefore, the host is affected by a tampering vulnerability which exists when .NET Core improperly handles specially crafted files. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could write arbitrary files and directories to certain limited locations on a vulnerable system.

                                        
                                            #
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were
# extracted from the Microsoft Security Updates API. The text
# itself is copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation.
#
include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(118979);
  script_version("1.4");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2019/11/01");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2018-8416");
  script_bugtraq_id(105798);

  script_name(english:"Security Update for .NET Core (November 2018)");
  script_summary(english:"Checks for Windows Install of .NET Core.");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"synopsis", value:
"The remote Windows host is affected by a .NET Core tampering vulnerability.");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"description", value:
"The remote Windows host has an installation of .NET Core
with a version of 2.1.x. Therefore, the host is affected 
by a tampering vulnerability which exists when .NET Core
improperly handles specially crafted files. An attacker 
who successfully exploited this vulnerability could write 
arbitrary files and directories to certain limited 
locations on a vulnerable system.");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"https://github.com/dotnet/corefx/pull/32127");
  # https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-8416
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"http://www.nessus.org/u?fe37e3a1");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"solution", value:
"Refer to vendor documentation.");
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:P/A:N");
  script_set_cvss_temporal_vector("CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C");
  script_set_cvss3_base_vector("CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N");
  script_set_cvss3_temporal_vector("CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cvss_score_source", value:"CVE-2018-8416");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploitability_ease", value:"No known exploits are available");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2018/11/13");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2018/11/16");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"potential_vulnerability", value:"true");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/a:microsoft:.net_core");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_family(english:"Windows");

  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2018-2019 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.");

  script_dependencies("microsoft_dotnet_core_win.nbin");
  script_require_keys("installed_sw/.NET Core Windows", "Settings/ParanoidReport");
  script_require_ports(139, 445);

  exit(0);
}

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

appname = '.NET Core Windows';

get_kb_item_or_exit("installed_sw/.NET Core Windows");
if (report_paranoia < 2) audit(AUDIT_PARANOID);

port = get_kb_item("SMB/transport");
if(port) port = int(port);
else port = 445;

installs = get_installs(app_name:appname, exit_if_not_found:TRUE);
fix = NULL;

foreach install (installs[1])
{
  version = install['version'];
  path = install['path'];

  if (version =~ '^2\\.1\\.') fix = 'Refer to vendor documentation.';

  if (!empty_or_null(fix))
    report +=
      '\n  Path              : ' + path +
      '\n  Installed version : ' + version +
      '\n  Fix               : ' + fix +
      '\n';
}

if (empty_or_null(report))
  audit(AUDIT_INST_VER_NOT_VULN, appname);

security_report_v4(port:port, severity:SECURITY_WARNING, extra:report);