Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 / 9.10 : lintian vulnerabilities (USN-891-1)

2010-01-28T00:00:00
ID UBUNTU_USN-891-1.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2010-2019 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2010-2019 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
Modified 2020-07-02T00:00:00

Description

Raphael Geissert discovered that lintian did not correctly validate certain filenames when processing input. If a user or an automated system were tricked into running lintian on a specially crafted set of files, a remote attacker could execute arbitrary code with user privileges.

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-891-1. 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(44327);
  script_version("1.16");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2019/09/19 12:54:26");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2009-4013", "CVE-2009-4014", "CVE-2009-4015");
  script_xref(name:"USN", value:"891-1");

  script_name(english:"Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 / 9.10 : lintian vulnerabilities (USN-891-1)");
  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:
"Raphael Geissert discovered that lintian did not correctly validate
certain filenames when processing input. If a user or an automated
system were tricked into running lintian on a specially crafted set of
files, a remote attacker could execute arbitrary code with user
privileges.

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/891-1/"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:"Update the affected lintian package."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P");
  script_cwe_id(22, 89, 134);

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:lintian");
  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:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2010/02/02");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2010/01/28");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2010/01/28");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"generated_plugin", value:"current");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2010-2019 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2010-2019 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:"^(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:"lintian", pkgver:"1.23.16ubuntu2.1")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"8.04", pkgname:"lintian", pkgver:"1.23.46ubuntu0.1")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"8.10", pkgname:"lintian", pkgver:"1.24.3ubuntu0.1")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"9.04", pkgname:"lintian", pkgver:"2.2.5ubuntu1.1")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"9.10", pkgname:"lintian", pkgver:"2.2.17ubuntu1.1")) 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, "lintian");
}