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HistoryNov 30, 2017 - 12:00 a.m.

Ubuntu 17.04 / 17.10 : exim4 vulnerability (USN-3499-1)

2017-11-3000:00:00
Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2017-2023 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2017-2023 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
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19

CVSS2

5

Attack Vector

NETWORK

Attack Complexity

LOW

Authentication

NONE

Confidentiality Impact

NONE

Integrity Impact

NONE

Availability Impact

PARTIAL

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

CVSS3

7.5

Attack Vector

NETWORK

Attack Complexity

LOW

Privileges Required

NONE

User Interaction

NONE

Scope

UNCHANGED

Confidentiality Impact

NONE

Integrity Impact

NONE

Availability Impact

HIGH

CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

EPSS

0.851

Percentile

98.5%

It was discovered that Exim incorrectly handled certain BDAT data headers. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause Exim to crash, resulting in a denial of service.

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-3499-1. 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(104882);
  script_version("3.9");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_modification_date", value:"2023/01/12");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2017-16944");
  script_xref(name:"USN", value:"3499-1");

  script_name(english:"Ubuntu 17.04 / 17.10 : exim4 vulnerability (USN-3499-1)");
  script_summary(english:"Checks dpkg output for updated packages.");

  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"synopsis",
    value:
"The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
patches."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"description",
    value:
"It was discovered that Exim incorrectly handled certain BDAT data
headers. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause Exim
to crash, resulting in a denial of service.

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/3499-1/"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution",
    value:
"Update the affected exim4-daemon-heavy and / or exim4-daemon-light
packages."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P");
  script_set_cvss_temporal_vector("CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C");
  script_set_cvss3_base_vector("CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H");
  script_set_cvss3_temporal_vector("CVSS:3.0/E:P/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:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:exim4-daemon-heavy");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:exim4-daemon-light");
  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:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2017/11/25");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2017/11/29");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2017/11/30");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"generated_plugin", value:"current");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2017-2023 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2017-2023 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");
var release = chomp(release);
if (! preg(pattern:"^(17\.04|17\.10)$", string:release)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Ubuntu 17.04 / 17.10", "Ubuntu " + release);
if ( ! get_kb_item("Host/Debian/dpkg-l") ) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_LIST_MISSING);

var cpu = get_kb_item("Host/cpu");
if (isnull(cpu)) audit(AUDIT_UNKNOWN_ARCH);
if ('x86_64' >!< cpu && cpu !~ "^i[3-6]86$" && 's390' >!< cpu && 'aarch64' >!< cpu) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_IMPLEMENTED, 'Ubuntu', cpu);

var flag = 0;

if (ubuntu_check(osver:"17.04", pkgname:"exim4-daemon-heavy", pkgver:"4.88-5ubuntu1.3")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"17.04", pkgname:"exim4-daemon-light", pkgver:"4.88-5ubuntu1.3")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"17.10", pkgname:"exim4-daemon-heavy", pkgver:"4.89-5ubuntu1.2")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"17.10", pkgname:"exim4-daemon-light", pkgver:"4.89-5ubuntu1.2")) flag++;

if (flag)
{
  security_report_v4(
    port       : 0,
    severity   : SECURITY_WARNING,
    extra      : ubuntu_report_get()
  );
  exit(0);
}
else
{
  var tested = ubuntu_pkg_tests_get();
  if (tested) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_NOT_AFFECTED, tested);
  else audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_NOT_INSTALLED, "exim4-daemon-heavy / exim4-daemon-light");
}
VendorProductVersionCPE
canonicalubuntu_linuxexim4-daemon-heavyp-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:exim4-daemon-heavy
canonicalubuntu_linuxexim4-daemon-lightp-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:exim4-daemon-light
canonicalubuntu_linux17.04cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:17.04
canonicalubuntu_linux17.10cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:17.10

CVSS2

5

Attack Vector

NETWORK

Attack Complexity

LOW

Authentication

NONE

Confidentiality Impact

NONE

Integrity Impact

NONE

Availability Impact

PARTIAL

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

CVSS3

7.5

Attack Vector

NETWORK

Attack Complexity

LOW

Privileges Required

NONE

User Interaction

NONE

Scope

UNCHANGED

Confidentiality Impact

NONE

Integrity Impact

NONE

Availability Impact

HIGH

CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

EPSS

0.851

Percentile

98.5%