Debian DLA-461-1 : nagios3 security update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 90945
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The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


A stack-based buffer overflow in the cmd_submitf function in cgi/cmd.c in Nagios, a monitoring and management system for hosts, services and networks, allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (segmentation fault) via a long message to cmd.cgi.

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', this problem has been fixed in version 3.4.1-3+deb7u2.

We recommend that you upgrade your nagios3 packages.

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: Medium

ID: 90945

File Name: debian_DLA-461.nasl

Version: 2.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/9/2016

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:nagios3, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:nagios3-cgi, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:nagios3-common, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:nagios3-core, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:nagios3-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:nagios3-doc, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/7/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-1878

BID: 65605