Ubuntu 8.04 LTS : nagios2 vulnerabilities (USN-698-3)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 37968


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


It was discovered that Nagios was vulnerable to a Cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerability. If an authenticated nagios user were tricked into clicking a link on a specially crafted web page, an attacker could trigger commands to be processed by Nagios and execute arbitrary programs. This update alters Nagios behaviour by disabling submission of CMD_CHANGE commands. (CVE-2008-5028)

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. (CVE-2008-5027).

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: 37968

File Name: ubuntu_USN-698-3.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2016/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:nagios2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:nagios2-common, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:nagios2-dbg, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:nagios2-doc, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/12/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5027, CVE-2008-5028

USN: 698-3

CWE: 264, 352