GLSA-201612-51 : Icinga: Privilege escalation

High Nessus Plugin ID 96226


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201612-51 (Icinga: Privilege escalation)

Icinga daemon was found to perform unsafe operations when handling the log file.
Impact :

A local attacker, who either is already Icinga’s system user or belongs to Icinga’s group, could potentially escalate privileges.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Icinga users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-analyzer/icinga-1.13.4'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 96226

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201612-51.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2017/01/03

Modified: 2017/01/03

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

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


Base Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/12/31

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-9566

GLSA: 201612-51