Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 14.10 / 15.04 : tomcat7 vulnerabilities (USN-2654-1)

2015-06-26T00:00:00
ID UBUNTU_USN-2654-1.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2015-2020 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2015-2019 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
Modified 2021-01-19T00:00:00

Description

It was discovered that the Tomcat XML parser incorrectly handled XML External Entities (XXE). A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to read arbitrary files. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. (CVE-2014-0119)

It was discovered that Tomcat incorrectly handled data with malformed chunked transfer coding. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to conduct HTTP request smuggling attacks, or cause Tomcat to consume resources, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. (CVE-2014-0227)

It was discovered that Tomcat incorrectly handled HTTP responses occurring before the entire request body was finished being read. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause memory consumption, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. (CVE-2014-0230)

It was discovered that the Tomcat Expression Language (EL) implementation incorrectly handled accessible interfaces implemented by inaccessible classes. An attacker could possibly use this issue to bypass a SecurityManager protection mechanism. (CVE-2014-7810).

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.

                                        
                                            #%NASL_MIN_LEVEL 70300
#
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were
# extracted from Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2654-1. The text 
# itself is copyright (C) Canonical, Inc. See 
# <http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/>. Ubuntu(R) is a registered 
# trademark of Canonical, Inc.
#

include('deprecated_nasl_level.inc');
include('compat.inc');

if (description)
{
  script_id(84429);
  script_version("2.15");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_modification_date", value:"2021/01/19");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2014-0119", "CVE-2014-0227", "CVE-2014-0230", "CVE-2014-7810");
  script_bugtraq_id(67669, 72717, 74475, 74665);
  script_xref(name:"USN", value:"2654-1");

  script_name(english:"Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 14.10 / 15.04 : tomcat7 vulnerabilities (USN-2654-1)");
  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 the Tomcat XML parser incorrectly handled XML
External Entities (XXE). A remote attacker could possibly use this
issue to read arbitrary files. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04
LTS. (CVE-2014-0119)

It was discovered that Tomcat incorrectly handled data with malformed
chunked transfer coding. A remote attacker could possibly use this
issue to conduct HTTP request smuggling attacks, or cause Tomcat to
consume resources, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only
affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. (CVE-2014-0227)

It was discovered that Tomcat incorrectly handled HTTP responses
occurring before the entire request body was finished being read. A
remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause memory
consumption, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only
affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. (CVE-2014-0230)

It was discovered that the Tomcat Expression Language (EL)
implementation incorrectly handled accessible interfaces implemented
by inaccessible classes. An attacker could possibly use this issue to
bypass a SecurityManager protection mechanism. (CVE-2014-7810).

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/2654-1/"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:"Update the affected libtomcat7-java package."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C");
  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:libtomcat7-java");
  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:"2014/05/31");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2015/06/25");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2015/06/26");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"generated_plugin", value:"current");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2015-2020 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:"libtomcat7-java", pkgver:"7.0.52-1ubuntu0.3")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"14.10", pkgname:"libtomcat7-java", pkgver:"7.0.55-1ubuntu0.2")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"15.04", pkgname:"libtomcat7-java", pkgver:"7.0.56-2ubuntu0.1")) 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, "libtomcat7-java");
}