FreeBSD : nagios -- Command Injection Vulnerability (3ebd4cb5-657f-11de-883a-00e0815b8da8)

High Nessus Plugin ID 39578


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


Secunia reports :

A vulnerability has been reported in Nagios, which can be exploited by malicious users to potentially compromise a vulnerable system.

Input passed to the 'ping' parameter in statuswml.cgi is not properly sanitised before being used to invoke the ping command. This can be exploited to inject and execute arbitrary shell commands.

Successful exploitation requires access to the ping feature of the WAP interface.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 39578

File Name: freebsd_pkg_3ebd4cb5657f11de883a00e0815b8da8.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/07/01

Modified: 2013/06/21

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:freebsd:freebsd:nagios, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:nagios-devel, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:nagios2, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/06/30

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/05/29

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Metasploit (Nagios3 statuswml.cgi Ping Command Execution)

Elliot (Nagios 3.1.0 RCE)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2288

Secunia: 35543

CWE: 78