Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS / 20.04 : PostgreSQL vulnerabilities (USN-4472-1)

2020-08-26T00:00:00
ID UBUNTU_USN-4472-1.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2020 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2020 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
Modified 2020-08-26T00:00:00

Description

Noah Misch discovered that PostgreSQL incorrectly handled the search_path setting when used with logical replication. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary SQL code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. (CVE-2020-14349) Andres Freund discovered that PostgreSQL incorrectly handled search path elements in CREATE EXTENSION. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary SQL code. (CVE-2020-14350).

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-4472-1. 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(139848);
  script_version("1.7");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_modification_date", value:"2020/12/04");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2020-14349", "CVE-2020-14350");
  script_xref(name:"USN", value:"4472-1");
  script_xref(name:"IAVB", value:"2020-B-0047-S");

  script_name(english:"Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS / 20.04 : PostgreSQL vulnerabilities (USN-4472-1)");
  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:
"Noah Misch discovered that PostgreSQL incorrectly handled the
search_path setting when used with logical replication. A remote
attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary SQL code.
This issue only affected Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.
(CVE-2020-14349) Andres Freund discovered that PostgreSQL incorrectly
handled search path elements in CREATE EXTENSION. A remote attacker
could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary SQL code.
(CVE-2020-14350).

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/4472-1/");
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution",
    value:
"Update the affected postgresql-10, postgresql-12 and / or
postgresql-9.5 packages."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:S/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:H/PR:L/UI:R/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:"cvss_score_source", value:"CVE-2020-14349");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploitability_ease", value:"No known exploits are available");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-10");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-12");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postgresql-9.5");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:20.04");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2020/08/24");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2020/08/25");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2020/08/26");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"generated_plugin", value:"current");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"stig_severity", value:"I");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2020 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2020 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:"^(16\.04|18\.04|20\.04)$", string:release)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Ubuntu 16.04 / 18.04 / 20.04", "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:"16.04", pkgname:"postgresql-9.5", pkgver:"9.5.23-0ubuntu0.16.04.1")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"18.04", pkgname:"postgresql-10", pkgver:"10.14-0ubuntu0.18.04.1")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"20.04", pkgname:"postgresql-12", pkgver:"12.4-0ubuntu0.20.04.1")) 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, "postgresql-10 / postgresql-12 / postgresql-9.5");
}