Amazon Linux AMI : nagios (ALAS-2017-899)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 103651
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Synopsis

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description

Multiple off-by-one errors in Nagios Core 3.5.1, 4.0.2, and earlier, and Icinga before 1.8.5, 1.9 before 1.9.4, and 1.10 before 1.10.2 allow remote authenticated users to obtain sensitive information from process memory or cause a denial of service (crash) via a long string in the last key value in the variable list to the process_cgivars function in (1) avail.c, (2) cmd.c, (3) config.c, (4) extinfo.c, (5) histogram.c, (6) notifications.c, (7) outages.c, (8) status.c, (9) statusmap.c, (10) summary.c, and (11) trends.c in cgi/, which triggers a heap-based buffer over-read.

Stack-based buffer overflow in the cmd_submitf function in cgi/cmd.c in Nagios Core, possibly 4.0.3rc1 and earlier, and Icinga before 1.8.6, 1.9 before 1.9.5, and 1.10 before 1.10.3 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (segmentation fault) via a long message to cmd.cgi.

Various command-execution flaws were found in the Snoopy library included with Nagios. These flaws allowed remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands by manipulating Nagios HTTP headers.

A privilege escalation flaw was found in the way Nagios handled log files. An attacker able to control the Nagios logging configuration (the 'nagios' user/group) could use this flaw to elevate their privileges to root.

Off-by-one error in the process_cgivars function in contrib/daemonchk.c in Nagios Core 3.5.1, 4.0.2, and earlier allows remote authenticated users to obtain sensitive information from process memory or cause a denial of service (crash) via a long string in the last key value in the variable list, which triggers a heap-based buffer over-read.

rss-newsfeed.php in Nagios Core 3.4.4, 3.5.1, and earlier, when MAGPIE_CACHE_ON is set to 1, allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on /tmp/magpie_cache.

The _httpsrequest function (Snoopy/Snoopy.class.php) in Snoopy 1.2.3 and earlier, as used in (1) ampache, (2) libphp-snoopy, (3) mahara, (4) mediamate, (5) opendb, (6) pixelpost, and possibly other products, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands via shell metacharacters in https URLs.

Solution

Run 'yum update nagios' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2017-899.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 103651

File Name: ala_ALAS-2017-899.nasl

Version: 3.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/4/2017

Updated: 4/10/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:o:amazon:linux:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:amazon:linux:nagios:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:amazon:linux:nagios-common:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:amazon:linux:nagios-debuginfo:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:amazon:linux:nagios-devel:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/AmazonLinux/release, Host/AmazonLinux/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/3/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-9566, CVE-2013-7108, CVE-2013-7205, CVE-2014-1878, CVE-2008-4796, CVE-2008-7313, CVE-2014-5009, CVE-2014-5008, CVE-2013-4214

CWE: 94

ALAS: 2017-899