Ubuntu 6.06 LTS : nagios-plugins vulnerability (USN-532-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2007-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

Nobuhiro Ban discovered that check_http in nagios-plugins did not
properly sanitize its input when following redirection requests. A
malicious remote web server could cause a denial of service or
possibly execute arbitrary code as the user. (CVE-2007-5198)

Aravind Gottipati discovered that sslutils.c in nagios-plugins did not
properly reset pointers to NULL. A malicious remote web server could
cause a denial of service.

Aravind Gottipati discovered that check_http in nagios-plugins did not
properly calculate how much memory to reallocate when following
redirection requests. A malicious remote web server could cause a
denial of service.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected nagios-plugins, nagios-plugins-basic and / or
nagios-plugins-standard packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 28138 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-5198

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