Debian DLA-20-1 : munin security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 82168


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


[ Christoph Biedl ]

- munin-node: more secure state file handling, introducing a new plugin state directory root, owned by uid 0. Then each plugin runs in its own UID plugin state directory, owned by that UID. (Closes: #684075), (Closes: #679897), closes CVE-2012-3512.

- plugins: use runtime $ENV{MUNIN_PLUGSTATE}. So all properly written plugins will use /var/lib/munin-node/plugin-state/$uid/$some_file now - please report plugins that are still using /var/lib/munin/plugin-state/ - as those might pose a security risk!

- Validate multigraph plugin name, CVE-2013-6048.

- Don't abort data collection for a node due to malicious node, fixing munin#1397, CVE-2013-6359.

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Upgrade the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 82168

File Name: debian_DLA-20.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/26/2015

Updated: 1/11/2021

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:munin, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:munin-common, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:munin-java-plugins, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:munin-node, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:munin-plugins-extra, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/7/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-3512, CVE-2013-6048, CVE-2013-6359

BID: 55698, 64188, 64189