SUSE SLES12 Security Update : nrpe (SUSE-SU-2024:1417-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 193855



The remote SUSE host is missing a security update.


The remote SUSE Linux SLES12 / SLES_SAP12 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the SUSE-SU-2024:1417-1 advisory.

- Incomplete blacklist vulnerability in nrpe.c in Nagios Remote Plugin Executor (NRPE) 2.15 and earlier allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands via a newline character in the -a option to libexec/check_nrpe. NOTE: this issue is disputed by multiple parties. It has been reported that the vendor allows newlines as expected behavior. Also, this issue can only occur when the administrator enables the dont_blame_nrpe option in nrpe.conf despite the HIGH security risk warning within the comments (CVE-2014-2913)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Update the affected monitoring-plugins-nrpe and / or nrpe packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 193855

File Name: suse_SU-2024-1417-1.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/25/2024

Updated: 4/25/2024

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2014-2913


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: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:monitoring-plugins-nrpe, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:nrpe, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/24/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/17/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-2913

SuSE: SUSE-SU-2024:1417-1