Ubuntu 7.10 : link-grammar vulnerability (USN-545-1)

2007-11-29T00:00:00
ID UBUNTU_USN-545-1.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2016-05-27T00:00:00

Description

Alin Rad Pop discovered that AbiWord's Link Grammar parser did not correctly handle overly-long words. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted document, AbiWord, or other applications using Link Grammar, could be made to crash.

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-545-1. 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(28357);
  script_version("$Revision: 1.11 $");
  script_cvs_date("$Date: 2016/05/27 14:29:18 $");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2007-5395");
  script_osvdb_id(42074);
  script_xref(name:"USN", value:"545-1");

  script_name(english:"Ubuntu 7.10 : link-grammar vulnerability (USN-545-1)");
  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:
"Alin Rad Pop discovered that AbiWord's Link Grammar parser did not
correctly handle overly-long words. If a user were tricked into
opening a specially crafted document, AbiWord, or other applications
using Link Grammar, could be made to crash.

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 packages.");
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C");
  script_cwe_id(119);

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:liblink-grammar4");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:liblink-grammar4-dev");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:link-grammar");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:link-grammar-dictionaries-en");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.10");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2007/11/26");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2007/11/29");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2007-2016 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:"^(7\.10)$", string:release)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Ubuntu 7.10", "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:"7.10", pkgname:"liblink-grammar4", pkgver:"4.2.2-4ubuntu0.7.10.1")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"7.10", pkgname:"liblink-grammar4-dev", pkgver:"4.2.2-4ubuntu0.7.10.1")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"7.10", pkgname:"link-grammar", pkgver:"4.2.2-4ubuntu0.7.10.1")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"7.10", pkgname:"link-grammar-dictionaries-en", pkgver:"4.2.2-4ubuntu0.7.10.1")) 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, "liblink-grammar4 / liblink-grammar4-dev / link-grammar / etc");
}