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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2007-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2013 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.

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