GLSA-200605-07 : Nagios: Buffer overflow

High Nessus Plugin ID 21349


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200605-07 (Nagios: Buffer overflow)

Sebastian Krahmer of the SuSE security team discovered a buffer overflow vulnerability in the handling of a negative HTTP Content-Length header.
Impact :

A buffer overflow in Nagios CGI scripts under certain web servers allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a negative content length HTTP header.
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-1.4.1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 21349

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200605-07.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/05/13

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

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: 2006/05/07

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/05/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-2162, CVE-2006-2489

OSVDB: 25434

GLSA: 200605-07