Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 / 5.10 : fetchmail vulnerability (USN-233-1)

2006-01-21T00:00:00
ID UBUNTU_USN-233-1.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2019 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
Modified 2019-11-02T00:00:00

Description

Steve Fosdick discovered a remote Denial of Service vulnerability in fetchmail. When using fetchmail in

                                        
                                            #%NASL_MIN_LEVEL 80502
#
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were
# extracted from Ubuntu Security Notice USN-233-1. 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(20777);
  script_version("1.12");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2019/08/02 13:33:00");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2005-4348");
  script_xref(name:"USN", value:"233-1");

  script_name(english:"Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 / 5.10 : fetchmail vulnerability (USN-233-1)");
  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:
"Steve Fosdick discovered a remote Denial of Service vulnerability in
fetchmail. When using fetchmail in 'multidrop' mode, a malicious email
server could cause a crash by sending an email without any headers.
Since fetchmail is commonly called automatically (with cron, for
example), this crash could go unnoticed.

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 fetchmail, fetchmail-ssl and / or fetchmailconf
packages."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:fetchmail");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:fetchmail-ssl");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:fetchmailconf");
  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:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:5.10");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2006/01/02");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2006/01/21");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2019 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|5\.10)$", string:release)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 / 5.10", "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:"4.10", pkgname:"fetchmail", pkgver:"6.2.5-12ubuntu1.3")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"4.10", pkgname:"fetchmail-ssl", pkgver:"6.2.5-12ubuntu1.3")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"4.10", pkgname:"fetchmailconf", pkgver:"6.2.5-12ubuntu1.3")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"5.04", pkgname:"fetchmail", pkgver:"6.2.5-8ubuntu2.3")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"5.04", pkgname:"fetchmailconf", pkgver:"6.2.5-8ubuntu2.3")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"5.10", pkgname:"fetchmail", pkgver:"6.2.5-13ubuntu3.2")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"5.10", pkgname:"fetchmail-ssl", pkgver:"6.2.5-13ubuntu3.2")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"5.10", pkgname:"fetchmailconf", pkgver:"6.2.5-13ubuntu3.2")) 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, "fetchmail / fetchmail-ssl / fetchmailconf");
}