Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 : munin vulnerabilities (USN-1622-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 62816


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


It was discovered that the Munin qmailscan plugin incorrectly handled temporary files. A local attacker could use this issue to possibly overwrite arbitrary files. This issue only affected Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, Ubuntu 11.10, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. (CVE-2012-2103)

It was discovered that Munin incorrectly handled plugin state file permissions. An attacker obtaining privileges of the munin user could use this issue to escalate privileges to root. (CVE-2012-3512)

It was discovered that Munin incorrectly handled specifying an alternate configuration file. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the web server. This issue only affected Ubuntu 12.10. (CVE-2012-3513).

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 munin package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 62816

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1622-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/11/06

Modified: 2016/05/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:munin, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.10

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: 2012/11/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2103, CVE-2012-3512, CVE-2012-3513

BID: 53031, 55698

OSVDB: 81354, 87904, 87908

USN: 1622-1