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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201806-09

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201806-09
Posted Jun 23, 2018
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201806-9 - A vulnerability in PNP4Nagios which may allow local attackers to gain root privileges. Versions less than 0.6.26-r9 are affected.

tags | advisory, local, root
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2017-16834
MD5 | 5313641138cc0714f5ac0073d7137402

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201806-09

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Severity: Normal
Title: PNP4Nagios: Root privilege escalation
Date: June 24, 2018
Bugs: #637640
ID: 201806-09

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Synopsis
========

A vulnerability in PNP4Nagios which may allow local attackers to gain
root privileges.

Background
==========

PNP4Nagios is an addon for the Nagios Network Monitoring System.

Affected packages
=================

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-analyzer/pnp4nagios < 0.6.26-r9 >= 0.6.26-r9

Description
===========

It was found that PHP4Nagios creates files owned by an unprivileged
user that are used by root.

Impact
======

A local attacker could escalate privileges to root.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All PNP4Nagios users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot -v ">=net-analyzer/pnp4nagios-0.6.26-r9"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2017-16834
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-16834

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201806-09

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
=======

Copyright 2018 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5

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