Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 : nagios3 vulnerabilities (USN-1151-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 55163


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


Stefan Schurtz discovered than Nagios did not properly sanitize its input when processing certain requests, resulting in cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities. With cross-site scripting vulnerabilities, if a user were tricked into viewing server output during a crafted server request, a remote attacker could exploit this to modify the contents, or steal confidential data, within the same domain.

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 nagios3-cgi package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 55163

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1151-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/06/16

Modified: 2016/05/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:nagios3-cgi, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.04

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: 2011/06/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1523, CVE-2011-2179

BID: 46826, 48087

OSVDB: 71059, 72730, 74122

USN: 1151-1