Debian Security Advisory DSA 3042-1 (exuberant-ctags - security update)

2014-10-04T00:00:00
ID OPENVAS:703042
Type openvas
Reporter Copyright (c) 2014 Greenbone Networks GmbH http://greenbone.net
Modified 2017-07-11T00:00:00

Description

Stefano Zacchiroli discovered a vulnerability in exuberant-ctags, a tool to build tag file indexes of source code definitions: Certain JavaScript files cause ctags to enter an infinite loop until it runs out of disk space, resulting in denial of service.

                                        
                                            # OpenVAS Vulnerability Test
# $Id: deb_3042.nasl 6663 2017-07-11 09:58:05Z teissa $
# Auto-generated from advisory DSA 3042-1 using nvtgen 1.0
# Script version: 1.0
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if(description)
{
    script_id(703042);
    script_version("$Revision: 6663 $");
    script_cve_id("CVE-2014-7204");
    script_name("Debian Security Advisory DSA 3042-1 (exuberant-ctags - security update)");
    script_tag(name: "last_modification", value:"$Date: 2017-07-11 11:58:05 +0200 (Tue, 11 Jul 2017) $");
    script_tag(name: "creation_date", value:"2014-10-04 00:00:00 +0200 (Sat, 04 Oct 2014)");
    script_tag(name:"cvss_base", value:"5.0");
    script_tag(name:"cvss_base_vector", value:"AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P");

    script_xref(name: "URL", value: "http://www.debian.org/security/2014/dsa-3042.html");


    script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);

    script_copyright("Copyright (c) 2014 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");
    script_tag(name: "affected",  value: "exuberant-ctags on Debian Linux");
        script_tag(name: "insight",   value: "ctags parses source code and produces a sort of index mapping
the names of significant entities (e.g. functions, classes,
variables) to the location where that entity is defined. This
index is used by editors like vi and emacsen to allow moving to
the definition of a user-specified entity.");
    script_tag(name: "solution",  value: "For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
version 1:5.9~svn20110310-4+deb7u1.

For the testing distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in
version 1:5.9~svn20110310-8.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 1:5.9~svn20110310-8.

We recommend that you upgrade your exuberant-ctags packages.");
    script_tag(name: "summary",   value: "Stefano Zacchiroli discovered a vulnerability in exuberant-ctags, a tool
to build tag file indexes of source code definitions: Certain JavaScript
files cause ctags to enter an infinite loop until it runs out of disk
space, resulting in denial of service.");
    script_tag(name: "vuldetect", value:  "This check tests the installed software version using the apt package manager.");
    script_tag(name:"qod_type", value:"package");
    script_tag(name:"solution_type", value:"VendorFix");
    exit(0);
}

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

res = "";
report = "";
if ((res = isdpkgvuln(pkg:"exuberant-ctags", ver:"1:5.9~svn20110310-4+deb7u1", rls:"DEB7.0")) != NULL) {
    report += res;
}
if ((res = isdpkgvuln(pkg:"exuberant-ctags", ver:"1:5.9~svn20110310-4+deb7u1", rls:"DEB7.1")) != NULL) {
    report += res;
}
if ((res = isdpkgvuln(pkg:"exuberant-ctags", ver:"1:5.9~svn20110310-4+deb7u1", rls:"DEB7.2")) != NULL) {
    report += res;
}
if ((res = isdpkgvuln(pkg:"exuberant-ctags", ver:"1:5.9~svn20110310-4+deb7u1", rls:"DEB7.3")) != NULL) {
    report += res;
}

if (report != "") {
    security_message(data:report);
} else if (__pkg_match) {
    exit(99); # Not vulnerable.
}