Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 : texinfo vulnerability (USN-194-1)

2006-01-15T00:00:00
ID UBUNTU_USN-194-1.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2018-08-03T00:00:00

Description

Frank Lichtenheld discovered that the 'texindex' program created temporary files in an insecure manner. This could allow a symlink attack to create or overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the user running texindex.

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.

                                        
                                            #%NASL_MIN_LEVEL 70103

#
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were
# extracted from Ubuntu Security Notice USN-194-1. 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(20608);
  script_version("1.18");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2018/08/03 12:21:23");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2005-3011");
  script_bugtraq_id(14854);
  script_xref(name:"USN", value:"194-1");

  script_name(english:"Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 : texinfo vulnerability (USN-194-1)");
  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:
"Frank Lichtenheld discovered that the 'texindex' program created
temporary files in an insecure manner. This could allow a symlink
attack to create or overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of
the user running texindex.

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 info and / or texinfo packages."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/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:info");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:texinfo");
  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:"2005/10/06");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2006/01/15");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2005/09/14");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005-2018 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:"info", pkgver:"4.6-1ubuntu1.1")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"4.10", pkgname:"texinfo", pkgver:"4.6-1ubuntu1.1")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"5.04", pkgname:"info", pkgver:"4.7-2.2ubuntu1.1")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"5.04", pkgname:"texinfo", pkgver:"4.7-2.2ubuntu1.1")) 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, "info / texinfo");
}