Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 : icedtea-web vulnerability (USN-1625-1)

2012-11-08T00:00:00
ID UBUNTU_USN-1625-1.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

Arthur Gerkis discovered a buffer overflow in the Icedtea-Web plugin. If a user were tricked into opening a malicious website, an attacker could cause the plugin to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code as the user invoking the program.

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-1625-1. 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(62860);
  script_version("1.10");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2019/09/19 12:54:28");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2012-4540");
  script_bugtraq_id(56434);
  script_xref(name:"USN", value:"1625-1");

  script_name(english:"Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 : icedtea-web vulnerability (USN-1625-1)");
  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:
"Arthur Gerkis discovered a buffer overflow in the Icedtea-Web plugin.
If a user were tricked into opening a malicious website, an attacker
could cause the plugin to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code as
the user invoking the program.

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/1625-1/"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:
"Update the affected icedtea-6-plugin and / or icedtea-7-plugin
packages."
  );
  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:icedtea-6-plugin");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:icedtea-7-plugin");
  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:11.10");
  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:12.10");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2012/11/11");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2012/11/07");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2012/11/08");
  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:"^(10\.04|11\.10|12\.04|12\.10)$", string:release)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Ubuntu 10.04 / 11.10 / 12.04 / 12.10", "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:"10.04", pkgname:"icedtea-6-plugin", pkgver:"1.2-2ubuntu0.10.04.3")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"11.10", pkgname:"icedtea-6-plugin", pkgver:"1.2-2ubuntu0.11.10.4")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"12.04", pkgname:"icedtea-6-plugin", pkgver:"1.2-2ubuntu1.3")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"12.04", pkgname:"icedtea-7-plugin", pkgver:"1.2-2ubuntu1.3")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"12.10", pkgname:"icedtea-6-plugin", pkgver:"1.3-1ubuntu1.1")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"12.10", pkgname:"icedtea-7-plugin", pkgver:"1.3-1ubuntu1.1")) 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, "icedtea-6-plugin / icedtea-7-plugin");
}