GLSA-201806-09 : PNP4Nagios: Root privilege escalation

High Nessus Plugin ID 110677


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201806-09 (PNP4Nagios: Root privilege escalation)

It was found that PHP4Nagios creates files owned by an unprivileged user that are used by root.
Impact :

A local attacker could escalate privileges to root.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All PNP4Nagios users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-analyzer/pnp4nagios-0.6.26-r9'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 110677

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201806-09.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Published: 2018/06/25

Updated: 2018/09/04

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:pnp4nagios, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/06/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-16834

GLSA: 201806-09