Ubuntu 14.10 : autofs vulnerability (USN-2579-1)

2015-04-28T00:00:00
ID UBUNTU_USN-2579-1.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 2020-05-02T00:00:00

Description

It was discovered that autofs incorrectly filtered environment variables when using program maps. When program maps were configured, a local user could use this issue to escalate privileges.

This update changes the default behaviour by adding a prefix to environment variables. Sites using program maps will need to adapt to the new variable names, or revert to the previous names by using a new configuration option called FORCE_STANDARD_PROGRAM_MAP_ENV.

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-2579-1. 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(83111);
  script_version("2.8");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2019/09/18 12:31:44");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2014-8169");
  script_bugtraq_id(73211);
  script_xref(name:"USN", value:"2579-1");

  script_name(english:"Ubuntu 14.10 : autofs vulnerability (USN-2579-1)");
  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 autofs incorrectly filtered environment
variables when using program maps. When program maps were configured,
a local user could use this issue to escalate privileges.

This update changes the default behaviour by adding a prefix to
environment variables. Sites using program maps will need to adapt to
the new variable names, or revert to the previous names by using a new
configuration option called FORCE_STANDARD_PROGRAM_MAP_ENV.

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/2579-1/"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:"Update the affected autofs package."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/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:autofs");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.10");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2015/03/18");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2015/04/27");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2015/04/28");
  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\.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:"autofs", pkgver:"5.0.8-1ubuntu1.1")) 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, "autofs");
}