Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 / 15.04 : dnsmasq vulnerability (USN-2593-1)

2015-05-05T00:00:00
ID UBUNTU_USN-2593-1.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2018-08-03T00:00:00

Description

Nick Sampanis discovered that Dnsmasq incorrectly handled certain malformed DNS requests. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause Dnsmasq to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly obtain sensitive information.

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-2593-1. 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(83252);
  script_version("2.6");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2018/08/03 12:21:24");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2015-3294");
  script_xref(name:"USN", value:"2593-1");

  script_name(english:"Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 / 15.04 : dnsmasq vulnerability (USN-2593-1)");
  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:
"Nick Sampanis discovered that Dnsmasq incorrectly handled certain
malformed DNS requests. A remote attacker could use this issue to
cause Dnsmasq to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly
obtain sensitive information.

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 dnsmasq, dnsmasq-base and / or dnsmasq-utils
packages."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/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:dnsmasq");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:dnsmasq-base");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:dnsmasq-utils");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts");
  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:"patch_publication_date", value:"2015/05/04");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2015/05/05");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2015-2018 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2015-2016 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:"^(12\.04|14\.04|14\.10|15\.04)$", string:release)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Ubuntu 12.04 / 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:"12.04", pkgname:"dnsmasq", pkgver:"2.59-4ubuntu0.2")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"12.04", pkgname:"dnsmasq-base", pkgver:"2.59-4ubuntu0.2")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"12.04", pkgname:"dnsmasq-utils", pkgver:"2.59-4ubuntu0.2")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"14.04", pkgname:"dnsmasq-base", pkgver:"2.68-1ubuntu0.1")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"14.10", pkgname:"dnsmasq-base", pkgver:"2.71-1ubuntu0.1")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"15.04", pkgname:"dnsmasq-base", pkgver:"2.72-3ubuntu0.1")) 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, "dnsmasq / dnsmasq-base / dnsmasq-utils");
}