Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : Munin vulnerability (USN-3215-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 97523


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security update.


It was discovered that Munin incorrectly handled CGI graphs. A remote attacker could use this issue to overwrite arbitrary files as the www-data user.

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


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 97523

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3215-1.nasl

Version: 3.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/3/2017

Updated: 10/23/2023

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 1.9

Temporal Score: 1.4

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-6188


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.7

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:munin, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:munin-async, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:munin-common, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:munin-node, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:munin-plugins-core, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:munin-plugins-extra, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:munin-plugins-java, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04:-:lts

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/2/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/22/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-6188

USN: 3215-1