Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.04 / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS : rdesktop vulnerabilities (USN-646-1)

2009-04-23T00:00:00
ID UBUNTU_USN-646-1.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2019 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2018 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
Modified 2020-03-02T00:00:00

Description

It was discovered that rdesktop did not properly validate the length of packet headers when processing RDP requests. If a user were tricked into connecting to a malicious server, an attacker could cause a denial of service or possible execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user. (CVE-2008-1801)

Multiple buffer overflows were discovered in rdesktop when processing RDP redirect requests. If a user were tricked into connecting to a malicious server, an attacker could cause a denial of service or possible execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user. (CVE-2008-1802)

It was discovered that rdesktop performed a signed integer comparison when reallocating dynamic buffers which could result in a heap-based overflow. If a user were tricked into connecting to a malicious server, an attacker could cause a denial of service or possible execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user. (CVE-2008-1802).

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.

                                        
                                            #%NASL_MIN_LEVEL 80502
#
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were
# extracted from Ubuntu Security Notice USN-646-1. 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(38000);
  script_version("1.13");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2019/08/02 13:33:02");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2008-1801", "CVE-2008-1802", "CVE-2008-1803");
  script_xref(name:"USN", value:"646-1");

  script_name(english:"Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.04 / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS : rdesktop vulnerabilities (USN-646-1)");
  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:
"It was discovered that rdesktop did not properly validate the length
of packet headers when processing RDP requests. If a user were tricked
into connecting to a malicious server, an attacker could cause a
denial of service or possible execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user. (CVE-2008-1801)

Multiple buffer overflows were discovered in rdesktop when processing
RDP redirect requests. If a user were tricked into connecting to a
malicious server, an attacker could cause a denial of service or
possible execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user.
(CVE-2008-1802)

It was discovered that rdesktop performed a signed integer comparison
when reallocating dynamic buffers which could result in a heap-based
overflow. If a user were tricked into connecting to a malicious
server, an attacker could cause a denial of service or possible
execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user.
(CVE-2008-1802).

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/646-1/"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:"Update the affected rdesktop package."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C");
  script_cwe_id(119, 189);

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:rdesktop");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.04");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.10");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2008/09/18");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2009/04/23");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2019 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:"^(6\.06|7\.04|7\.10|8\.04)$", string:release)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Ubuntu 6.06 / 7.04 / 7.10 / 8.04", "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:"6.06", pkgname:"rdesktop", pkgver:"1.4.1-1.1ubuntu0.6.06.1")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"7.04", pkgname:"rdesktop", pkgver:"1.5.0-1ubuntu1.1")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"7.10", pkgname:"rdesktop", pkgver:"1.5.0-2ubuntu0.1")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"8.04", pkgname:"rdesktop", pkgver:"1.5.0-3+cvs20071006ubuntu0.1")) 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, "rdesktop");
}