Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 : gaim vulnerabilities (USN-168-1)

2006-01-15T00:00:00
ID UBUNTU_USN-168-1.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2016-05-27T00:00:00

Description

Daniel Atallah discovered a Denial of Service vulnerability in the file transfer handler of OSCAR (the module that handles various instant messaging protocols like ICQ). A remote attacker could crash the Gaim client of an user by attempting to send him a file with a name that contains invalid UTF-8 characters. (CAN-2005-2102)

It was found that specially crafted 'away' messages triggered a buffer overflow. A remote attacker could exploit this to crash the Gaim client or possibly even execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the Gaim user. (CAN-2005-2103)

Szymon Zygmunt and Michal Bartoszkiewicz discovered a memory alignment error in the Gadu library, which was fixed in USN-162-1. However, it was discovered that Gaim contains a copy of the vulnerable code. By sending specially crafted messages over the Gadu protocol, a remote attacker could crash Gaim. (CAN-2005-2370).

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-168-1. 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(20574);
  script_version("$Revision: 1.13 $");
  script_cvs_date("$Date: 2016/05/27 14:21:16 $");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2005-2102", "CVE-2005-2103", "CVE-2005-2370");
  script_bugtraq_id(14531);
  script_xref(name:"USN", value:"168-1");

  script_name(english:"Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 : gaim vulnerabilities (USN-168-1)");
  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:
"Daniel Atallah discovered a Denial of Service vulnerability in the
file transfer handler of OSCAR (the module that handles various
instant messaging protocols like ICQ). A remote attacker could crash
the Gaim client of an user by attempting to send him a file with a
name that contains invalid UTF-8 characters. (CAN-2005-2102)

It was found that specially crafted 'away' messages triggered a buffer
overflow. A remote attacker could exploit this to crash the Gaim
client or possibly even execute arbitrary code with the permissions of
the Gaim user. (CAN-2005-2103)

Szymon Zygmunt and Michal Bartoszkiewicz discovered a memory
alignment error in the Gadu library, which was fixed in USN-162-1.
However, it was discovered that Gaim contains a copy of the vulnerable
code. By sending specially crafted messages over the Gadu protocol, a
remote attacker could crash Gaim. (CAN-2005-2370).

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 gaim, gaim-data and / or gaim-dev packages."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P");
  script_set_cvss_temporal_vector("CVSS2#E:ND/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:gaim");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:gaim-data");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:gaim-dev");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:4.10");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:5.04");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2005/08/12");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2006/01/15");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.");
  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:"^(4\.10|5\.04)$", string:release)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04", "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:"4.10", pkgname:"gaim", pkgver:"1.0.0-1ubuntu1.8")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"5.04", pkgname:"gaim", pkgver:"1.1.4-1ubuntu4.4")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"5.04", pkgname:"gaim-data", pkgver:"1.1.4-1ubuntu4.4")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"5.04", pkgname:"gaim-dev", pkgver:"1.1.4-1ubuntu4.4")) 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, "gaim / gaim-data / gaim-dev");
}