Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 11.04 / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : apt update (USN-1475-1)

2012-06-15T00:00:00
ID UBUNTU_USN-1475-1.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2018-08-15T00:00:00

Description

Georgi Guninski discovered that APT relied on GnuPG argument order and did not check GPG subkeys when validating imported keyrings via apt-key net-update. While it appears that a man-in-the-middle attacker cannot exploit this, as a hardening measure this update adjusts apt-key to validate all subkeys when checking for key collisions.

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-1475-1. 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(59526);
  script_version("1.5");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2018/08/15 12:24:49");

  script_xref(name:"USN", value:"1475-1");

  script_name(english:"Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 11.04 / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : apt update (USN-1475-1)");
  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:
"Georgi Guninski discovered that APT relied on GnuPG argument order and
did not check GPG subkeys when validating imported keyrings via
apt-key net-update. While it appears that a man-in-the-middle attacker
cannot exploit this, as a hardening measure this update adjusts
apt-key to validate all subkeys when checking for key collisions.

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:"solution", value:"Update the affected apt package.");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"risk_factor", value:"High");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:apt");
  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:11.04");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.10");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2012/06/14");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2012/06/15");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2018 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:"^(8\.04|10\.04|11\.04|11\.10|12\.04)$", string:release)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Ubuntu 8.04 / 10.04 / 11.04 / 11.10 / 12.04", "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:"8.04", pkgname:"apt", pkgver:"0.7.9ubuntu17.5")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"10.04", pkgname:"apt", pkgver:"0.7.25.3ubuntu9.12")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"11.04", pkgname:"apt", pkgver:"0.8.13.2ubuntu4.5")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"11.10", pkgname:"apt", pkgver:"0.8.16~exp5ubuntu13.4")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"12.04", pkgname:"apt", pkgver:"0.8.16~exp12ubuntu10.1")) flag++;

if (flag)
{
  security_report_v4(
    port       : 0,
    severity   : SECURITY_HOLE,
    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, "apt");
}