Debian DSA-2815-1 : munin - denial of service

medium Nessus Plugin ID 71278


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Christoph Biedl discovered two denial of service vulnerabilities in munin, a network-wide graphing framework. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems :

- CVE-2013-6048 The Munin::Master::Node module of munin does not properly validate certain data a node sends. A malicious node might exploit this to drive the munin-html process into an infinite loop with memory exhaustion on the munin master.

- CVE-2013-6359 A malicious node, with a plugin enabled using 'multigraph' as a multigraph service name, can abort data collection for the entire node the plugin runs on.


Upgrade the munin packages.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 2.0.6-4+deb7u2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 71278

File Name: debian_DSA-2815.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/10/2013

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:munin, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 12/9/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-6048, CVE-2013-6359

DSA: 2815