Ubuntu 5.04 / 5.10 / 6.06 LTS : gdb vulnerability (USN-356-1)

2007-11-10T00:00:00
ID UBUNTU_USN-356-1.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2018-12-01T00:00:00

Description

Will Drewry, of the Google Security Team, discovered buffer overflows in GDB's DWARF processing. This would allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code with user privileges by tricking the user into using GDB to load an executable that contained malicious debugging information.

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-356-1. 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(27936);
  script_version("1.13");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2018/12/01 15:12:38");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2006-4146");
  script_xref(name:"USN", value:"356-1");

  script_name(english:"Ubuntu 5.04 / 5.10 / 6.06 LTS : gdb vulnerability (USN-356-1)");
  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:
"Will Drewry, of the Google Security Team, discovered buffer overflows
in GDB's DWARF processing. This would allow an attacker to execute
arbitrary code with user privileges by tricking the user into using
GDB to load an executable that contained malicious debugging
information.

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/356-1/"
  );
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"solution", value:"Update the affected gdb package.");
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P");
  script_cwe_id(119);

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:gdb");
  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:"2006/10/02");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2007/11/10");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2007-2018 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:"^(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:"gdb", pkgver:"6.3-5ubuntu1.2")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"5.10", pkgname:"gdb", pkgver:"6.3-6ubuntu2.1")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"6.06", pkgname:"gdb", pkgver:"6.4-1ubuntu5.1")) flag++;

if (flag)
{
  security_report_v4(
    port       : 0,
    severity   : SECURITY_WARNING,
    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, "gdb");
}