GLSA-200907-15 : Nagios: Execution of arbitrary code

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

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
(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 :

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

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200907-15.xml

Solution :

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
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 39869 (gentoo_GLSA-200907-15.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-5027
CVE-2008-5028
CVE-2008-6373
CVE-2009-2288