openSUSE Security Update : nagios-nrpe (openSUSE-SU-2013:0621-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 74957


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NRPE (the Nagios Remote Plug-In Executor) allows the passing of $() to plugins/scripts which, if run under bash, will execute that shell command under a subprocess and pass the output as a parameter to the called script. Using this, it is possible to get called scripts, such as check_http, to execute arbitrary commands under the uid that NRPE/nagios is running as (typically, 'nagios').

With this update NRPE will deny remote requests containing a bash command substitution.


Update the affected nagios-nrpe packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 74957

File Name: openSUSE-2013-301.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/06/13

Modified: 2014/06/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:nagios-nrpe, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:nagios-nrpe-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:nagios-nrpe-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:nagios-plugins-nrpe, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:nagios-plugins-nrpe-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:12.1, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:12.2

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/03/25

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Nagios Remote Plugin Executor Arbitrary Command Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1362