Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 / 9.10 : irssi vulnerabilities (USN-929-1)

2010-04-16T00:00:00
ID UBUNTU_USN-929-1.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 2020-04-02T00:00:00

Description

It was discovered that irssi did not perform certificate host validation when using SSL connections. An attacker could exploit this to perform a man in the middle attack to view sensitive information or alter encrypted communications. (CVE-2010-1155)

Aurelien Delaitre discovered that irssi could be made to dereference a NULL pointer when a user left the channel. A remote attacker could cause a denial of service via application crash. (CVE-2010-1156)

This update also adds SSLv3 and TLSv1 support, while disabling the old, insecure SSLv2 protocol.

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-929-1. 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(45551);
  script_version("1.13");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2019/09/19 12:54:26");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2010-1155", "CVE-2010-1156");
  script_xref(name:"USN", value:"929-1");

  script_name(english:"Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 / 9.10 : irssi vulnerabilities (USN-929-1)");
  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:
"It was discovered that irssi did not perform certificate host
validation when using SSL connections. An attacker could exploit this
to perform a man in the middle attack to view sensitive information or
alter encrypted communications. (CVE-2010-1155)

Aurelien Delaitre discovered that irssi could be made to dereference a
NULL pointer when a user left the channel. A remote attacker could
cause a denial of service via application crash. (CVE-2010-1156)

This update also adds SSLv3 and TLSv1 support, while disabling the
old, insecure SSLv2 protocol.

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/929-1/"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:"Update the affected irssi and / or irssi-dev packages."
  );
  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_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:irssi");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:irssi-dev");
  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:"2010/04/16");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2010/04/15");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2010/04/16");
  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:"^(8\.04|8\.10|9\.04|9\.10)$", string:release)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Ubuntu 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:"8.04", pkgname:"irssi", pkgver:"0.8.12-3ubuntu3.2")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"8.04", pkgname:"irssi-dev", pkgver:"0.8.12-3ubuntu3.2")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"8.10", pkgname:"irssi", pkgver:"0.8.12-4ubuntu2.2")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"8.10", pkgname:"irssi-dev", pkgver:"0.8.12-4ubuntu2.2")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"9.04", pkgname:"irssi", pkgver:"0.8.12-6ubuntu1.2")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"9.04", pkgname:"irssi-dev", pkgver:"0.8.12-6ubuntu1.2")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"9.10", pkgname:"irssi", pkgver:"0.8.14-1ubuntu1.1")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"9.10", pkgname:"irssi-dev", pkgver:"0.8.14-1ubuntu1.1")) 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, "irssi / irssi-dev");
}