Nagios XI < 2011R1.9 Multiple Vulnerabilities

medium Nessus Plugin ID 61429


The remote web server contains a PHP application that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The version of Nagios XI hosted on the remote web server is affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- A privilege escalation vulnerability exists in the method used to install RPMs.

- A privilege escalation vulnerability exists in the method used to edit crontab files.

- Multiple reflective cross-site scripting vulnerabilities exist due to the failure to sanitize the query strings of GET requests.

- A stored cross-site scripting vulnerability exists in the 'reports/myreports.php' script due to the failure to sanitize the report name.

An attacker can leverage the cross-site scripting issues by enticing a user to follow a malicious URL, causing attacker-specified script code to run inside the user's browser in the context of the affected site. Information harvested this way may aid in launching further attacks.


Upgrade to Nagios XI 2011R1.9 build 20111213 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 61429

File Name: nagiosxi_2011r1_9.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 8/6/2012

Updated: 1/19/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 3.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:nagios:nagios

Required KB Items: www/nagios_xi

Excluded KB Items: Settings/disable_cgi_scanning

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/14/2011

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/13/2011

Reference Information

BID: 51069, 51072

CWE: 20, 442, 629, 711, 712, 722, 725, 74, 750, 751, 79, 800, 801, 809, 811, 864, 900, 928, 931, 990