GLSA-201812-03 : Nagios: Privilege escalation

High Nessus Plugin ID 119322


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201812-03 (Nagios: Privilege escalation)

A vulnerability in Nagios was discovered due to the improper handling of configuration files which can be owned by a non-root user.
Impact :

A local attacker can escalate privileges to root by leveraging access to a non-root owned configuration file.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Nagios users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-analyzer/nagios-core-4.3.4'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 119322

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201812-03.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Published: 2018/12/03

Updated: 2018/12/03

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:nagios-core, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/12/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-14312

GLSA: 201812-03