Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.04 : apt-xapian-index vulnerability (USN-1955-1)

2013-09-19T00:00:00
ID UBUNTU_USN-1955-1.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2018-12-01T00:00:00

Description

It was discovered that apt-xapian-index was using polkit in an unsafe manner. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to bypass intended polkit authorizations.

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-1955-1. 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(69973);
  script_version("1.7");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2018/12/01 13:19:08");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2013-1064");
  script_bugtraq_id(62501);
  script_xref(name:"USN", value:"1955-1");

  script_name(english:"Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.04 : apt-xapian-index vulnerability (USN-1955-1)");
  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 apt-xapian-index was using polkit in an unsafe
manner. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to bypass
intended polkit authorizations.

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/1955-1/"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:"Update the affected apt-xapian-index package."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/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:apt-xapian-index");
  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:"patch_publication_date", value:"2013/09/18");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2013/09/19");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2013-2018 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2018 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 (! ereg(pattern:"^(12\.04|12\.10|13\.04)$", string:release)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Ubuntu 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:"12.04", pkgname:"apt-xapian-index", pkgver:"0.44ubuntu5.1")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"12.10", pkgname:"apt-xapian-index", pkgver:"0.44ubuntu7.1")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"13.04", pkgname:"apt-xapian-index", pkgver:"0.45ubuntu2.1")) 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, "apt-xapian-index");
}