Ubuntu 11.04 / 11.10 : commons-daemon vulnerability (USN-1298-1)

2011-12-13T00:00:00
ID UBUNTU_USN-1298-1.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2018-12-01T00:00:00

Description

Wilfried Weissmann discovered that Apache Commons Daemon incorrectly dropped capabilities after starting. A remote attacker could possibly use this flaw to read certain files, bypassing the intended permissions.

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-1298-1. 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(57271);
  script_version("1.10");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2018/12/01 13:19:06");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2011-2729");
  script_bugtraq_id(49143);
  script_xref(name:"USN", value:"1298-1");

  script_name(english:"Ubuntu 11.04 / 11.10 : commons-daemon vulnerability (USN-1298-1)");
  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:
"Wilfried Weissmann discovered that Apache Commons Daemon incorrectly
dropped capabilities after starting. A remote attacker could possibly
use this flaw to read certain files, bypassing the intended
permissions.

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/1298-1/"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:"Update the affected libcommons-daemon-java package."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N");
  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:libcommons-daemon-java");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.04");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.10");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2011/12/12");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2011/12/13");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2011-2018 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2018 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 (! ereg(pattern:"^(11\.04|11\.10)$", string:release)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Ubuntu 11.04 / 11.10", "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:"11.04", pkgname:"libcommons-daemon-java", pkgver:"1.0.4-1ubuntu0.1")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"11.10", pkgname:"libcommons-daemon-java", pkgver:"1.0.6-1ubuntu0.1")) 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, "libcommons-daemon-java");
}