Nagios NRPE Command Argument Processing Enabled

This script is Copyright (C) 2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The monitoring service running on the remote host may be affected by
an arbitrary command execution vulnerability.

Description :

The remote host is running a version of Nagios NRPE that has command
argument processing enabled. This could allow remote attackers to
append arbitrary arguments to any configured command scripts.

An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this issue to
execute arbitrary commands within the context of the vulnerable
application.

See also :

http://legalhackers.com/advisories/nagios-nrpe.txt
http://www.nessus.org/u?dd566434

Solution :

Disable command argument processing in the NRPE configuration.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:U/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Misc.

Nessus Plugin ID: 73757 ()

Bugtraq ID: 66969

CVE ID: CVE-2014-2913