Ubuntu 15.10 / 16.04 LTS : lxd vulnerabilities (USN-2988-1)

2016-06-01T00:00:00
ID UBUNTU_USN-2988-1.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2018-12-01T00:00:00

Description

Robie Basak discovered that LXD incorrectly set permissions when setting up a loop based ZFS pool. A local attacker could use this issue to copy and read the data of any LXD container. (CVE-2016-1581)

Robie Basak discovered that LXD incorrectly set permissions when switching an unprivileged container into privileged mode. A local attacker could use this issue to access any world readable path in the container directory, including setuid binaries. (CVE-2016-1582).

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-2988-1. 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(91424);
  script_version("2.6");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2018/12/01 15:12:40");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2016-1581", "CVE-2016-1582");
  script_xref(name:"USN", value:"2988-1");

  script_name(english:"Ubuntu 15.10 / 16.04 LTS : lxd vulnerabilities (USN-2988-1)");
  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:
"Robie Basak discovered that LXD incorrectly set permissions when
setting up a loop based ZFS pool. A local attacker could use this
issue to copy and read the data of any LXD container. (CVE-2016-1581)

Robie Basak discovered that LXD incorrectly set permissions when
switching an unprivileged container into privileged mode. A local
attacker could use this issue to access any world readable path in the
container directory, including setuid binaries. (CVE-2016-1582).

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/2988-1/"
  );
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"solution", value:"Update the affected lxd package.");
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N");
  script_set_cvss_temporal_vector("CVSS2#E:U/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:N/A:N");
  script_set_cvss3_temporal_vector("CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/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:lxd");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.10");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2016/05/31");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2016/06/01");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2016-2018 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:"^(15\.10|16\.04)$", string:release)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Ubuntu 15.10 / 16.04", "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:"15.10", pkgname:"lxd", pkgver:"0.20-0ubuntu4.2")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"16.04", pkgname:"lxd", pkgver:"2.0.2-0ubuntu1~16.04.1")) flag++;

if (flag)
{
  security_report_v4(
    port       : 0,
    severity   : SECURITY_NOTE,
    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, "lxd");
}