Ubuntu 11.10 / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 : nova vulnerability (USN-1734-1)

2013-02-22T00:00:00
ID UBUNTU_USN-1734-1.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2016-05-25T00:00:00

Description

Joshua Harlow discovered that Nova would allow XML entity processing. A remote unauthenticated attacker could exploit this using the Nova API to cause a denial of service via resource exhaustion. (CVE-2013-1664).

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-1734-1. 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(64800);
  script_version("$Revision: 1.7 $");
  script_cvs_date("$Date: 2016/05/25 16:27:05 $");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2013-1664");
  script_bugtraq_id(58022, 58892);
  script_osvdb_id(90364);
  script_xref(name:"USN", value:"1734-1");

  script_name(english:"Ubuntu 11.10 / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 : nova vulnerability (USN-1734-1)");
  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:
"Joshua Harlow discovered that Nova would allow XML entity processing.
A remote unauthenticated attacker could exploit this using the Nova
API to cause a denial of service via resource exhaustion.
(CVE-2013-1664).

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 python-nova package."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P");
  script_set_cvss_temporal_vector("CVSS2#E:F/RL:ND/RC:ND");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploitability_ease", value:"Exploits are available");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_available", value:"true");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python-nova");
  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:"patch_publication_date", value:"2013/02/21");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2013/02/22");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2013-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2013-2016 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:"^(11\.10|12\.04|12\.10)$", string:release)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Ubuntu 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:"11.10", pkgname:"python-nova", pkgver:"2011.3-0ubuntu6.12")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"12.04", pkgname:"python-nova", pkgver:"2012.1.3+stable-20120827-4d2a4afe-0ubuntu1.2")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"12.10", pkgname:"python-nova", pkgver:"2012.2.1+stable-20121212-a99a802e-0ubuntu1.2")) 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, "python-nova");
}