Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 / 15.04 : apport vulnerabilities (USN-2609-1)

2015-05-22T00:00:00
ID UBUNTU_USN-2609-1.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2018-12-01T00:00:00

Description

Sander Bos discovered that Apport incorrectly handled permissions when the system was configured to generate core dumps for setuid binaries. A local attacker could use this issue to gain elevated privileges. (CVE-2015-1324)

Philip Pettersson discovered that Apport contained race conditions resulting core dumps to be generated with incorrect permissions in arbitrary locations. A local attacker could use this issue to gain elevated privileges. (CVE-2015-1325).

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-2609-1. 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(83777);
  script_version("2.10");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2018/12/01 15:12:39");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2015-1324", "CVE-2015-1325");
  script_xref(name:"USN", value:"2609-1");

  script_name(english:"Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 / 15.04 : apport vulnerabilities (USN-2609-1)");
  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:
"Sander Bos discovered that Apport incorrectly handled permissions when
the system was configured to generate core dumps for setuid binaries.
A local attacker could use this issue to gain elevated privileges.
(CVE-2015-1324)

Philip Pettersson discovered that Apport contained race conditions
resulting core dumps to be generated with incorrect permissions in
arbitrary locations. A local attacker could use this issue to gain
elevated privileges. (CVE-2015-1325).

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/2609-1/"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:"Update the affected apport package."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C");
  script_set_cvss_temporal_vector("CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C");
  script_set_cvss3_base_vector("CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H");
  script_set_cvss3_temporal_vector("CVSS:3.0/E:H/RL:O/RC:C");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploitability_ease", value:"Exploits are available");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_available", value:"true");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_framework_core", value:"true");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploited_by_malware", value:"true");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:apport");
  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:"2015/05/21");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2015/05/22");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2015-2018 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2018 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 (! 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:"apport", pkgver:"2.0.1-0ubuntu17.9")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"14.04", pkgname:"apport", pkgver:"2.14.1-0ubuntu3.11")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"14.10", pkgname:"apport", pkgver:"2.14.7-0ubuntu8.5")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"15.04", pkgname:"apport", pkgver:"2.17.2-0ubuntu1.1")) 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, "apport");
}