Debian LTS Advisory ([SECURITY] [DLA 1061-1] newsbeuter security update)

2018-02-07T00:00:00
ID OPENVAS:1361412562310891061
Type openvas
Reporter Copyright (c) 2018 Greenbone Networks GmbH http://greenbone.net
Modified 2018-06-15T00:00:00

Description

Jeriko One discovered that newsbeuter, a text-mode RSS feed reader, did not properly escape the title and description of a news article when bookmarking it. This allowed a remote attacker to run an arbitrary shell command on the client machine.

                                        
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# OpenVAS Vulnerability Test
# $Id: deb_dla_1061.nasl 10219 2018-06-15 12:00:55Z cfischer $
#
# Auto-generated from advisory DLA 1061-1 using nvtgen 1.0
# Script version:1.0
# #
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if(description)
{
  script_oid("1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.891061");
  script_version("$Revision: 10219 $");
  script_cve_id("CVE-2017-12904");
  script_name("Debian LTS Advisory ([SECURITY] [DLA 1061-1] newsbeuter security update)");
  script_tag(name:"last_modification", value:"$Date: 2018-06-15 14:00:55 +0200 (Fri, 15 Jun 2018) $");
  script_tag(name:"creation_date", value:"2018-02-07 00:00:00 +0100 (Wed, 07 Feb 2018)");
  script_tag(name:"cvss_base", value:"9.3");
  script_tag(name:"cvss_base_vector", value:"AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C");
  script_tag(name:"solution_type", value:"VendorFix");
  script_tag(name:"qod_type", value:"package");

  script_xref(name:"URL", value:"https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2017/08/msg00013.html");

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);

  script_copyright("Copyright (c) 2018 Greenbone Networks GmbH http://greenbone.net");
  script_family("Debian Local Security Checks");
  script_dependencies("gather-package-list.nasl");
  script_mandatory_keys("ssh/login/debian_linux", "ssh/login/packages", re:"ssh/login/release=DEB7\.[0-9]+");
  script_tag(name:"affected", value:"newsbeuter on Debian Linux");
  script_tag(name:"insight", value:"newsbeuter is an innovative RSS feed reader for the text console.
It supports OPML import/exports, HTML rendering, podcast (podbeuter),
offline reading, searching and storing articles to your filesystem,
and many more features.");
  script_tag(name:"solution", value:"For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version
2.5-2+deb7u2.

We recommend that you upgrade your newsbeuter packages.");
  script_tag(name:"summary",  value:"Jeriko One discovered that newsbeuter, a text-mode RSS feed reader,
did not properly escape the title and description of a news article
when bookmarking it. This allowed a remote attacker to run an
arbitrary shell command on the client machine.");
  script_tag(name:"vuldetect", value:"This check tests the installed software version using the apt package manager.");

  exit(0);
}

include("revisions-lib.inc");
include("pkg-lib-deb.inc");

res = "";
report = "";
if ((res = isdpkgvuln(pkg:"newsbeuter", ver:"2.5-2+deb7u2", rls_regex:"DEB7\.[0-9]+", remove_arch:TRUE )) != NULL) {
    report += res;
}

if (report != "") {
  security_message(data:report);
} else if (__pkg_match) {
  exit(99);
}