Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 / 9.10 : gzip vulnerabilities (USN-889-1)

2010-01-21T00:00:00
ID UBUNTU_USN-889-1.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2018-08-06T00:00:00

Description

It was discovered that gzip incorrectly handled certain malformed compressed files. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted gzip file, an attacker could cause gzip to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2009-2624)

Aki Helin discovered that gzip incorrectly handled certain malformed files compressed with the Lempel-Ziv-Welch (LZW) algorithm. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted gzip file, an attacker could cause gzip to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2010-0001).

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-889-1. 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(44107);
  script_version("1.14");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2018/08/06 14:03:15");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2009-2624", "CVE-2010-0001");
  script_xref(name:"USN", value:"889-1");

  script_name(english:"Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 / 9.10 : gzip vulnerabilities (USN-889-1)");
  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 gzip incorrectly handled certain malformed
compressed files. If a user or automated system were tricked into
opening a specially crafted gzip file, an attacker could cause gzip to
crash or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the
user invoking the program. (CVE-2009-2624)

Aki Helin discovered that gzip incorrectly handled certain malformed
files compressed with the Lempel-Ziv-Welch (LZW) algorithm. If a
user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted
gzip file, an attacker could cause gzip to crash or possibly execute
arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program.
(CVE-2010-0001).

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 gzip package.");
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P");
  script_set_cvss_temporal_vector("CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploitability_ease", value:"No known exploits are available");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_available", value:"false");
  script_cwe_id(20, 189);

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:gzip");
  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:8.04:-:lts");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.10");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.04");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.10");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2010/01/20");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2010/01/21");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2010-2018 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2010-2016 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:"^(6\.06|8\.04|8\.10|9\.04|9\.10)$", string:release)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Ubuntu 6.06 / 8.04 / 8.10 / 9.04 / 9.10", "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:"6.06", pkgname:"gzip", pkgver:"1.3.5-12ubuntu0.3")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"8.04", pkgname:"gzip", pkgver:"1.3.12-3.2ubuntu0.1")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"8.10", pkgname:"gzip", pkgver:"1.3.12-6ubuntu2.8.10.1")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"9.04", pkgname:"gzip", pkgver:"1.3.12-6ubuntu2.9.04.1")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"9.10", pkgname:"gzip", pkgver:"1.3.12-8ubuntu1.1")) 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, "gzip");
}