Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.04 / 17.10 : irssi vulnerabilities (USN-3527-1)

2018-01-11T00:00:00
ID UBUNTU_USN-3527-1.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2018-2019 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2018-2019 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
Modified 2021-01-02T00:00:00

Description

Joseph Bisch discovered that Irssi incorrectly handled incomplete escape codes. If a user were tricked into using malformed commands or opening malformed files, an attacker could use this issue to cause Irssi to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2018-5205)

Joseph Bisch discovered that Irssi incorrectly handled settings the channel topic without specifying a sender. A malicious IRC server could use this issue to cause Irssi to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2018-5206)

Joseph Bisch discovered that Irssi incorrectly handled incomplete variable arguments. If a user were tricked into using malformed commands or opening malformed files, an attacker could use this issue to cause Irssi to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2018-5207)

Joseph Bisch discovered that Irssi incorrectly handled completing certain strings. An attacker could use this issue to cause Irssi to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-5208).

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-3527-1. 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(105750);
  script_version("3.6");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2019/09/18 12:31:47");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2018-5205", "CVE-2018-5206", "CVE-2018-5207", "CVE-2018-5208");
  script_xref(name:"USN", value:"3527-1");

  script_name(english:"Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.04 / 17.10 : irssi vulnerabilities (USN-3527-1)");
  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:
"Joseph Bisch discovered that Irssi incorrectly handled incomplete
escape codes. If a user were tricked into using malformed commands or
opening malformed files, an attacker could use this issue to cause
Irssi to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2018-5205)

Joseph Bisch discovered that Irssi incorrectly handled settings the
channel topic without specifying a sender. A malicious IRC server
could use this issue to cause Irssi to crash, resulting in a denial of
service. (CVE-2018-5206)

Joseph Bisch discovered that Irssi incorrectly handled incomplete
variable arguments. If a user were tricked into using malformed
commands or opening malformed files, an attacker could use this issue
to cause Irssi to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
(CVE-2018-5207)

Joseph Bisch discovered that Irssi incorrectly handled completing
certain strings. An attacker could use this issue to cause Irssi to
crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary
code. (CVE-2018-5208).

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/3527-1/"
  );
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"solution", value:"Update the affected irssi 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_cvss3_base_vector("CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/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:irssi");
  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:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2018/01/06");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2018/01/10");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2018/01/11");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"generated_plugin", value:"current");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2018-2019 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2018-2019 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|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:"irssi", pkgver:"0.8.15-5ubuntu3.4")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"16.04", pkgname:"irssi", pkgver:"0.8.19-1ubuntu1.6")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"17.04", pkgname:"irssi", pkgver:"0.8.20-2ubuntu2.3")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"17.10", pkgname:"irssi", pkgver:"1.0.4-1ubuntu2.2")) 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, "irssi");
}