GLSA 200605-07 Nagios: Buffer overflow
Posted on: 05/07/2006 08:12 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - Nagios: Buffer overflow. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200605-07
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: High
Title: Nagios: Buffer overflow
Date: May 07, 2006
Bugs: #132159
ID: 200605-07

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Synopsis
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Nagios is vulnerable to a buffer overflow which may lead to remote
execution of arbitrary code.

Background
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Nagios is an open source host, service and network monitoring program.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-analyzer/nagios-core lt; 1.4 gt;= 1.4

Description
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Sebastian Krahmer of the SuSE security team discovered a buffer
overflow vulnerability in the handling of a negative HTTP
Content-Length header.

Impact
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A buffer overflow in Nagios CGI scripts under certain web servers
allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a negative
content length HTTP header.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Nagios users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=net-analyzer/nagios-core-1.4"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2006-2162
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-2162

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200605-07.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2006 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0



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