Ubuntu 20.04 LTS / 22.04 LTS / 23.04 / 23.10 : Twisted vulnerabilities (USN-6575-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 187918

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

The remote Ubuntu 20.04 LTS / 22.04 LTS / 23.04 / 23.10 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the USN-6575-1 advisory.

- Twisted is an event-based framework for internet applications. Started with version 0.9.4, when the host header does not match a configured host `twisted.web.vhost.NameVirtualHost` will return a `NoResource` resource which renders the Host header unescaped into the 404 response allowing HTML and script injection.
In practice this should be very difficult to exploit as being able to modify the Host header of a normal HTTP request implies that one is already in a privileged position. This issue was fixed in version 22.10.0rc1. There are no known workarounds. (CVE-2022-39348)

- Twisted is an event-based framework for internet applications. Prior to version 23.10.0rc1, when sending multiple HTTP requests in one TCP packet, twisted.web will process the requests asynchronously without guaranteeing the response order. If one of the endpoints is controlled by an attacker, the attacker can delay the response on purpose to manipulate the response of the second request when a victim launched two requests using HTTP pipeline. Version 23.10.0rc1 contains a patch for this issue. (CVE-2023-46137)

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.

Solution

Update the affected python3-twisted and / or python3-twisted-bin packages.

See Also

https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-6575-1

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 187918

File Name: ubuntu_USN-6575-1.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/10/2024

Updated: 1/10/2024

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.8

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 4.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:N

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-39348

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.4

Temporal Score: 4.9

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:20.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:22.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:23.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:23.10, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python3-twisted, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python3-twisted-bin

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/10/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/26/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-39348, CVE-2023-46137

USN: 6575-1