Ubuntu 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : accountsservice vulnerability (USN-1485-1)

2012-06-29T00:00:00
ID UBUNTU_USN-1485-1.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2019 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2019 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
Modified 2020-04-02T00:00:00

Description

Florian Weimer discovered that AccountsService incorrectly handled privileges when copying certain files to the system cache directory. A local attacker could exploit this issue to read arbitrary files, bypassing 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-1485-1. 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(59784);
  script_version("1.9");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2019/09/19 12:54:28");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2012-2737");
  script_bugtraq_id(54223);
  script_xref(name:"USN", value:"1485-1");

  script_name(english:"Ubuntu 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : accountsservice vulnerability (USN-1485-1)");
  script_summary(english:"Checks dpkg output for updated packages.");

  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"synopsis", 
    value:
"The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
patches."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"description", 
    value:
"Florian Weimer discovered that AccountsService incorrectly handled
privileges when copying certain files to the system cache directory. A
local attacker could exploit this issue to read arbitrary files,
bypassing 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/1485-1/"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:
"Update the affected accountsservice and / or libaccountsservice0
packages."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/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:accountsservice");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libaccountsservice0");
  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:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2012/07/22");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2012/06/28");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2012/06/29");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"generated_plugin", value:"current");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2019 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2019 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:"^(11\.10|12\.04)$", string:release)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Ubuntu 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:"11.10", pkgname:"accountsservice", pkgver:"0.6.14-1git1ubuntu1.2")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"11.10", pkgname:"libaccountsservice0", pkgver:"0.6.14-1git1ubuntu1.2")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"12.04", pkgname:"accountsservice", pkgver:"0.6.15-2ubuntu9.1")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"12.04", pkgname:"libaccountsservice0", pkgver:"0.6.15-2ubuntu9.1")) flag++;

if (flag)
{
  security_report_v4(
    port       : 0,
    severity   : SECURITY_NOTE,
    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, "accountsservice / libaccountsservice0");
}