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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200907-15
(Nagios: Execution of arbitrary code)
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
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
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).
A remote authenticated or unauthenticated attacker may exploit these
vulnerabilities to execute arbitrary commands or elevate privileges.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All Nagios users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=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.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
Public Exploit Available : true