GLSA 200907-15 Nagios: Execution of arbitrary code
Posted on: 07/19/2009 09:20 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - Nagios: Execution of arbitrary code. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200907-15
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: High
Title: Nagios: Execution of arbitrary code
Date: July 19, 2009
Bugs: #245887, #249876, #275288
ID: 200907-15

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Synopsis
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Multiple vulnerabilities in Nagios may lead to the 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; 3.0.6-r2 gt;= 3.0.6-r2

Description
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Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in Nagios:

* Paul reported that statuswml.cgi does not properly sanitize shell
metacharacters in the (1) ping and (2) traceroute parameters
(CVE-2009-2288).

* Nagios does not properly verify whether an authenticated user is
authorized to run certain commands (CVE-2008-5027).

* Andreas Ericsson reported that Nagios does not perform validity
checks to verify HTTP requests, leading to Cross-Site Request Forgery
(CVE-2008-5028).

* An unspecified vulnerability in Nagios related to CGI programs,
"adaptive external commands," and "writing newlines and submitting
service comments" has been reported (CVE-2008-6373).

Impact
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A remote authenticated or unauthenticated attacker may exploit these
vulnerabilities to execute arbitrary commands or elevate privileges.

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 -v "gt;=net-analyzer/nagios-core-3.0.6-r2"

NOTE: Users of the Nagios 2 branch can update to version 2.12-r1 which
contains a patch to fix CVE-2009-2288. However, that branch is not
supported upstream or in Gentoo and we are unaware whether the other
vulnerabilities affect 2.x installations.

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2008-5027
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5027
[ 2 ] CVE-2008-5028
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5028
[ 3 ] CVE-2008-6373
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-6373
[ 4 ] CVE-2009-2288
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-2288

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-200907-15.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
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2009 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/2.5



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