GLSA-201406-03 : Fail2ban: Multiple vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 74260


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201406-03 (Fail2ban: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Fail2ban. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
Impact :

A remote attacker could send a crafted URL to a website which, when parsed by Fail2ban, would deny a specific IP address. Also, errors in regular expressions within certain filters can cause arbitrary IP addresses to be banned. Furthermore, a local attacker could perform symlink attacks to overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the user running the application.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Fail2ban users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-analyzer/fail2ban-0.8.12

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 74260

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201406-03.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/06/02

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:fail2ban, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/06/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-5023, CVE-2013-2178, CVE-2013-7176

BID: 60467, 65184

GLSA: 201406-03