Ubuntu 14.10 : gnutls28 vulnerability (USN-2403-1)

2014-11-12T00:00:00
ID UBUNTU_USN-2403-1.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014-2020 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014-2019 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
Modified 2014-11-12T00:00:00

Description

Sean Burford discovered that GnuTLS incorrectly handled printing certain elliptic curve parameters. A malicious remote server or client could use this issue to cause GnuTLS to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

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 80502
#
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were
# extracted from Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2403-1. 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(79209);
  script_version("1.7");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_modification_date", value:"2020/09/22");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2014-8564");
  script_bugtraq_id(71003);
  script_xref(name:"USN", value:"2403-1");

  script_name(english:"Ubuntu 14.10 : gnutls28 vulnerability (USN-2403-1)");
  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:
"Sean Burford discovered that GnuTLS incorrectly handled printing
certain elliptic curve parameters. A malicious remote server or client
could use this issue to cause GnuTLS to crash, resulting in a denial
of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

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/2403-1/"
  );
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"solution", value:"Update the affected packages.");
  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:ND/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:gnutls-bin");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgnutls-deb0-28");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgnutls-openssl27");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgnutlsxx28");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.10");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2014/11/13");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2014/11/11");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2014/11/12");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"generated_plugin", value:"current");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014-2020 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014-2019 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:"^(14\.10)$", string:release)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Ubuntu 14.10", "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:"14.10", pkgname:"gnutls-bin", pkgver:"3.2.16-1ubuntu2.1")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"14.10", pkgname:"libgnutls-deb0-28", pkgver:"3.2.16-1ubuntu2.1")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"14.10", pkgname:"libgnutls-openssl27", pkgver:"3.2.16-1ubuntu2.1")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"14.10", pkgname:"libgnutlsxx28", pkgver:"3.2.16-1ubuntu2.1")) 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, "gnutls-bin / libgnutls-deb0-28 / libgnutls-openssl27 / etc");
}