Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.04 : python-httplib2 vulnerability (USN-1948-1)

2013-09-10T00:00:00
ID UBUNTU_USN-1948-1.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2013-2019 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2013-2019 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
Modified 2020-09-02T00:00:00

Description

It was discovered that httplib2 only validated SSL certificates on the first request to a connection, and didn't report validation failures on subsequent requests. If a remote attacker were able to perform a man-in-the-middle attack, this flaw could possibly be exploited in certain scenarios to alter or compromise confidential information in applications that used the httplib2 library.

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-1948-1. 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(69824);
  script_version("1.7");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2019/09/19 12:54:29");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2013-2037");
  script_bugtraq_id(52179);
  script_xref(name:"USN", value:"1948-1");

  script_name(english:"Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.04 : python-httplib2 vulnerability (USN-1948-1)");
  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:
"It was discovered that httplib2 only validated SSL certificates on the
first request to a connection, and didn't report validation failures
on subsequent requests. If a remote attacker were able to perform a
man-in-the-middle attack, this flaw could possibly be exploited in
certain scenarios to alter or compromise confidential information in
applications that used the httplib2 library.

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/1948-1/"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:"Update the affected python-httplib2 package."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N");
  script_set_cvss_temporal_vector("CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C");
  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-httplib2");
  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:12.04:-:lts");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.10");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:13.04");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2014/01/18");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2013/09/09");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2013/09/10");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"generated_plugin", value:"current");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2013-2019 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2013-2019 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|12\.04|12\.10|13\.04)$", string:release)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Ubuntu 10.04 / 12.04 / 12.10 / 13.04", "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:"10.04", pkgname:"python-httplib2", pkgver:"0.7.2-1ubuntu2~0.10.04.2")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"12.04", pkgname:"python-httplib2", pkgver:"0.7.2-1ubuntu2.1")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"12.10", pkgname:"python-httplib2", pkgver:"0.7.4-2ubuntu0.1")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"13.04", pkgname:"python-httplib2", pkgver:"0.7.7-1ubuntu0.1")) 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, "python-httplib2");
}