Ubuntu 5.04 / 5.10 / 6.06 LTS : gzip vulnerabilities (USN-349-1)

2007-11-10T00:00:00
ID UBUNTU_USN-349-1.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2018-08-06T00:00:00

Description

Tavis Ormandy discovered that gzip did not sufficiently verify the validity of gzip or compress archives while unpacking. By tricking an user or automated system into unpacking a specially crafted compressed file, this could be exploited to execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges.

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-349-1. 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(27929);
  script_version("1.13");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2018/08/06 14:03:15");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2006-4334", "CVE-2006-4335", "CVE-2006-4336", "CVE-2006-4337", "CVE-2006-4338");
  script_xref(name:"USN", value:"349-1");

  script_name(english:"Ubuntu 5.04 / 5.10 / 6.06 LTS : gzip vulnerabilities (USN-349-1)");
  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:
"Tavis Ormandy discovered that gzip did not sufficiently verify the
validity of gzip or compress archives while unpacking. By tricking an
user or automated system into unpacking a specially crafted compressed
file, this could be exploited to execute arbitrary code with the
user's privileges.

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 gzip package.");
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/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:gzip");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:5.04");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:5.10");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2006/09/19");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2007/11/10");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2006/09/20");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2018 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2016 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:"^(5\.04|5\.10|6\.06)$", string:release)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Ubuntu 5.04 / 5.10 / 6.06", "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:"5.04", pkgname:"gzip", pkgver:"1.3.5-9ubuntu3.5")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"5.10", pkgname:"gzip", pkgver:"1.3.5-11ubuntu2.1")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"6.06", pkgname:"gzip", pkgver:"1.3.5-12ubuntu0.1")) 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, "gzip");
}