Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.04 / 17.10 : postgresql-common vulnerabilities (USN-3476-1)

2017-11-10T00:00:00
ID UBUNTU_USN-3476-1.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2018-12-01T00:00:00

Description

Dawid Golunski discovered that the postgresql-common pg_ctlcluster script incorrectly handled symlinks. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to escalate privileges. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. (CVE-2016-1255)

It was discovered that the postgresql-common helper scripts incorrectly handled symlinks. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to escalate privileges. (CVE-2017-8806).

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-3476-1. 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(104496);
  script_version("3.7");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2018/12/01 15:12:41");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2016-1255", "CVE-2017-8806");
  script_xref(name:"USN", value:"3476-1");

  script_name(english:"Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.04 / 17.10 : postgresql-common vulnerabilities (USN-3476-1)");
  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:
"Dawid Golunski discovered that the postgresql-common pg_ctlcluster
script incorrectly handled symlinks. A local attacker could possibly
use this issue to escalate privileges. This issue only affected Ubuntu
14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. (CVE-2016-1255)

It was discovered that the postgresql-common helper scripts
incorrectly handled symlinks. A local attacker could possibly use this
issue to escalate privileges. (CVE-2017-8806).

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/3476-1/"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:"Update the affected postgresql-common 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: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:H/A:H");
  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:postgresql-common");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:17.04");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:17.10");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2017/11/09");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2017/11/10");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2017-2018 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:"^(14\.04|16\.04|17\.04|17\.10)$", string:release)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Ubuntu 14.04 / 16.04 / 17.04 / 17.10", "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:"14.04", pkgname:"postgresql-common", pkgver:"154ubuntu1.1")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"16.04", pkgname:"postgresql-common", pkgver:"173ubuntu0.1")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"17.04", pkgname:"postgresql-common", pkgver:"179ubuntu0.1")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"17.10", pkgname:"postgresql-common", pkgver:"184ubuntu1.1")) 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, "postgresql-common");
}