GLSA-201206-07 : nginx: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 59645


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201206-07 (nginx: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

An error in ngx_http_mp4_module.c could cause a buffer overflow.
NOTE: nginx must have been emerged with USE='nginx_modules_http_mp4' in order to be affected by this vulnerability.
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to place a specially crafted MP4 file on the nginx server, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All nginx users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-servers/nginx-1.0.15'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 59645

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201206-07.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/06/22

Modified: 2016/05/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.1

Temporal Score: 4.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:nginx, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/06/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2089

BID: 52999

OSVDB: 81339

GLSA: 201206-07