Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 / 5.10 : mailman vulnerabilities (USN-242-1)

2006-01-21T00:00:00
ID UBUNTU_USN-242-1.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2016-05-26T00:00:00

Description

Aliet Santiesteban Sifontes discovered a remote Denial of Service vulnerability in the attachment handler. An email with an attachment whose filename contained invalid UTF-8 characters caused mailman to crash. (CVE-2005-3573)

Mailman did not sufficiently verify the validity of email dates. Very large numbers in dates caused mailman to crash. (CVE-2005-4153).

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-242-1. 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(20789);
  script_version("$Revision: 1.15 $");
  script_cvs_date("$Date: 2016/05/26 16:22:50 $");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2005-3573", "CVE-2005-4153");
  script_osvdb_id(20819, 21723);
  script_xref(name:"USN", value:"242-1");

  script_name(english:"Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 / 5.10 : mailman vulnerabilities (USN-242-1)");
  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:
"Aliet Santiesteban Sifontes discovered a remote Denial of Service
vulnerability in the attachment handler. An email with an attachment
whose filename contained invalid UTF-8 characters caused mailman to
crash. (CVE-2005-3573)

Mailman did not sufficiently verify the validity of email dates. Very
large numbers in dates caused mailman to crash. (CVE-2005-4153).

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 mailman package."
  );
  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:mailman");
  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:"2006/01/16");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2006/01/21");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2005/09/11");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2016 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:"mailman", pkgver:"2.1.5-1ubuntu2.5")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"5.04", pkgname:"mailman", pkgver:"2.1.5-7ubuntu0.1")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"5.10", pkgname:"mailman", pkgver:"2.1.5-8ubuntu2.1")) 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, "mailman");
}