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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201812-03

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201812-03
Posted Dec 3, 2018
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201812-3 - A vulnerability in Nagios allows local users to escalate privileges. Versions less than 4.3.4 are affected.

tags | advisory, local
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2017-14312
MD5 | 299b0ec3d0ed6317fe961bf17bc2fe86

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201812-03

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Severity: Normal
Title: Nagios: Privilege escalation
Date: December 02, 2018
Bugs: #629380
ID: 201812-03

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Synopsis
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A vulnerability in Nagios allows local users to escalate privileges.

Background
==========

Nagios is an open source host, service and network monitoring program.

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

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-analyzer/nagios-core
< 4.3.4 >= 4.3.4

Description
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A vulnerability in Nagios was discovered due to the improper handling
of configuration files which can be owned by a non-root user.

Impact
======

A local attacker can escalate privileges to root by leveraging access
to a non-root owned configuration file.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Nagios users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-analyzer/nagios-core-4.3.4"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2017-14312
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-14312

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

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201812-03

Concerns?
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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
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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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