Ubuntu 6.06 LTS : nagios vulnerability (USN-698-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 36674


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


It was discovered that Nagios did not properly parse commands submitted using the web interface. An authenticated user could use a custom form or a browser addon to bypass security restrictions and submit unauthorized commands.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 36674

File Name: ubuntu_USN-698-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:nagios-common, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:nagios-mysql, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:nagios-pgsql, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:nagios-text, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2008/12/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5027

OSVDB: 50239, 50240, 50241, 50242

USN: 698-1

CWE: 264