GLSA-201710-05 : Munin: Arbitrary file write

medium Nessus Plugin ID 103723


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201710-05 (Munin: Arbitrary file write)

When Munin is compiled with CGI graphics enabled then the files accessible to the www-data user can be overwritten.
Impact :

A local attacker, by setting multiple upper_limit GET parameters, could overwrite files accessible to the www-user.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Munin users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-analyzer/munin-2.0.33'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 103723

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201710-05.nasl

Version: 3.3

Type: local

Published: 10/9/2017

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 1.9

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


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:munin, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 10/8/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/22/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-6188

GLSA: 201710-05