Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 14.10 / 15.04 : wpa vulnerability (USN-2577-1)

2015-04-24T00:00:00
ID UBUNTU_USN-2577-1.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2015-2019 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2015-2019 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
Modified 2020-06-02T00:00:00

Description

It was discovered that wpa_supplicant incorrectly handled SSID information when creating or updating P2P peer entries. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause wpa_supplicant to crash, resulting in a denial of service, expose memory contents, 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.

                                        
                                            #
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were
# extracted from Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2577-1. 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(83052);
  script_version("2.9");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2019/09/18 12:31:44");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2015-1863");
  script_bugtraq_id(74296);
  script_xref(name:"USN", value:"2577-1");

  script_name(english:"Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 14.10 / 15.04 : wpa vulnerability (USN-2577-1)");
  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 wpa_supplicant incorrectly handled SSID
information when creating or updating P2P peer entries. A remote
attacker could use this issue to cause wpa_supplicant to crash,
resulting in a denial of service, expose memory contents, 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/2577-1/"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:"Update the affected wpasupplicant package."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:A/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:wpasupplicant");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.10");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.04");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2015/04/28");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2015/04/23");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2015/04/24");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"generated_plugin", value:"current");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2015-2019 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2015-2019 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\.04|14\.10|15\.04)$", string:release)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Ubuntu 14.04 / 14.10 / 15.04", "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:"14.04", pkgname:"wpasupplicant", pkgver:"2.1-0ubuntu1.2")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"14.10", pkgname:"wpasupplicant", pkgver:"2.1-0ubuntu4.1")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"15.04", pkgname:"wpasupplicant", pkgver:"2.1-0ubuntu7.1")) 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, "wpasupplicant");
}