Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 : postfix vulnerability (USN-1131-1)

2011-06-13T00:00:00
ID UBUNTU_USN-1131-1.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2011-2019 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2011-2019 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
Modified 2020-02-02T00:00:00

Description

Thomas Jarosch discovered that Postfix incorrectly handled authentication mechanisms other than PLAIN and LOGIN when the Cyrus SASL library is used. A remote attacker could use this to cause Postfix to crash, leading to a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code as the postfix user.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

                                        
                                            #
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were
# extracted from Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1131-1. The text 
# itself is copyright (C) Canonical, Inc. See 
# <http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/>. Ubuntu(R) is a registered 
# trademark of Canonical, Inc.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(55092);
  script_version("1.9");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2019/09/19 12:54:27");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2011-1720");
  script_bugtraq_id(47778);
  script_xref(name:"USN", value:"1131-1");

  script_name(english:"Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 : postfix vulnerability (USN-1131-1)");
  script_summary(english:"Checks dpkg output for updated package.");

  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"synopsis", 
    value:"The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"description", 
    value:
"Thomas Jarosch discovered that Postfix incorrectly handled
authentication mechanisms other than PLAIN and LOGIN when the Cyrus
SASL library is used. A remote attacker could use this to cause
Postfix to crash, leading to a denial of service, or possibly execute
arbitrary code as the postfix user.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://usn.ubuntu.com/1131-1/"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:"Update the affected postfix package."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/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:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postfix");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.10");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.04");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2011/05/13");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2011/05/11");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2011/06/13");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"generated_plugin", value:"current");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2011-2019 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2011-2019 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.");
  script_family(english:"Ubuntu Local Security Checks");

  script_dependencies("ssh_get_info.nasl");
  script_require_keys("Host/cpu", "Host/Ubuntu", "Host/Ubuntu/release", "Host/Debian/dpkg-l");

  exit(0);
}


include("audit.inc");
include("ubuntu.inc");
include("misc_func.inc");

if ( ! get_kb_item("Host/local_checks_enabled") ) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_ENABLED);
release = get_kb_item("Host/Ubuntu/release");
if ( isnull(release) ) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Ubuntu");
release = chomp(release);
if (! preg(pattern:"^(6\.06|8\.04|10\.04|10\.10|11\.04)$", string:release)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Ubuntu 6.06 / 8.04 / 10.04 / 10.10 / 11.04", "Ubuntu " + release);
if ( ! get_kb_item("Host/Debian/dpkg-l") ) 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$") audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_IMPLEMENTED, "Ubuntu", cpu);

flag = 0;

if (ubuntu_check(osver:"6.06", pkgname:"postfix", pkgver:"2.2.10-1ubuntu0.4")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"8.04", pkgname:"postfix", pkgver:"2.5.1-2ubuntu1.4")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"10.04", pkgname:"postfix", pkgver:"2.7.0-1ubuntu0.2")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"10.10", pkgname:"postfix", pkgver:"2.7.1-1ubuntu0.2")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"11.04", pkgname:"postfix", pkgver:"2.8.2-1ubuntu2.1")) flag++;

if (flag)
{
  security_report_v4(
    port       : 0,
    severity   : SECURITY_WARNING,
    extra      : ubuntu_report_get()
  );
  exit(0);
}
else
{
  tested = ubuntu_pkg_tests_get();
  if (tested) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_NOT_AFFECTED, tested);
  else audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_NOT_INSTALLED, "postfix");
}