openSUSE Security Update : nagios-nrpe (openSUSE-SU-2013:0621-1)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

NRPE (the Nagios Remote Plug-In Executor) allows the passing of $() to
plugins/scripts which, if run under bash, will execute that shell
command under a subprocess and pass the output as a parameter to the
called script. Using this, it is possible to get called scripts, such
as check_http, to execute arbitrary commands under the uid that
NRPE/nagios is running as (typically, 'nagios').

With this update NRPE will deny remote requests containing a bash
command substitution.

See also :

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2013-04/msg00039.html
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=807241

Solution :

Update the affected nagios-nrpe packages.

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: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 74957 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-1362

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