Ubuntu 4.10 : exim4 vulnerabilities (USN-56-1)

2006-01-15T00:00:00
ID UBUNTU_USN-56-1.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2016-05-25T00:00:00

Description

A flaw has been found in the host_aton() function, which can overflow a buffer if it is presented with an illegal IPv6 address that has more than 8 components. When supplying certain command line parameters, the input was not checked, so that a local attacker could possibly exploit the buffer overflow to run arbitrary code with the privileges of the Exim mail server. (CAN-2005-0021)

Additionally, the BASE64 decoder in the SPA authentication handler did not check the size of its output buffer. By sending an invalid BASE64 authentication string, a remote attacker could overflow the buffer, which could possibly be exploited to run arbitrary code with the privileges of the Exim mail server. (CAN-2005-0022).

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-56-1. 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(20674);
  script_version("$Revision: 1.12 $");
  script_cvs_date("$Date: 2016/05/25 16:34:55 $");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2005-0021", "CVE-2005-0022");
  script_xref(name:"USN", value:"56-1");

  script_name(english:"Ubuntu 4.10 : exim4 vulnerabilities (USN-56-1)");
  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:
"A flaw has been found in the host_aton() function, which can overflow
a buffer if it is presented with an illegal IPv6 address that has more
than 8 components. When supplying certain command line parameters, the
input was not checked, so that a local attacker could possibly exploit
the buffer overflow to run arbitrary code with the privileges of the
Exim mail server. (CAN-2005-0021)

Additionally, the BASE64 decoder in the SPA authentication handler did
not check the size of its output buffer. By sending an invalid BASE64
authentication string, a remote attacker could overflow the buffer,
which could possibly be exploited to run arbitrary code with the
privileges of the Exim mail server. (CAN-2005-0022).

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:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:exim4");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:exim4-base");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:exim4-config");
  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:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:eximon4");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:4.10");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2005/01/07");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2006/01/15");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2016 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:"^(4\.10)$", string:release)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Ubuntu 4.10", "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:"4.10", pkgname:"exim4", pkgver:"4.34-5ubuntu1.1")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"4.10", pkgname:"exim4-base", pkgver:"4.34-5ubuntu1.1")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"4.10", pkgname:"exim4-config", pkgver:"4.34-5ubuntu1.1")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"4.10", pkgname:"exim4-daemon-heavy", pkgver:"4.34-5ubuntu1.1")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"4.10", pkgname:"exim4-daemon-light", pkgver:"4.34-5ubuntu1.1")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"4.10", pkgname:"eximon4", pkgver:"4.34-5ubuntu1.1")) 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, "exim4 / exim4-base / exim4-config / exim4-daemon-heavy / etc");
}