Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 : nagios2, nagios3 vulnerability (USN-795-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 39601


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


It was discovered that Nagios did not properly parse certain commands submitted using the WAP web interface. An authenticated user could exploit this flaw and execute arbitrary programs on the server.

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Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 39601

File Name: ubuntu_USN-795-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/07/03

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

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, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:nagios3, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:nagios3-common, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:nagios3-dbg, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:nagios3-doc, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.04

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/07/02

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Metasploit (Nagios3 statuswml.cgi Ping Command Execution)

Elliot (Nagios 3.1.0 RCE)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2288

BID: 35464

OSVDB: 55281

USN: 795-1

CWE: 78