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CVE-2016-9566

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Overview

base/logging.c in Nagios Core before 4.2.4 allows local users with access to an account in the nagios group to gain root privileges via a symlink attack on the log file. NOTE: this can be leveraged by remote attackers using CVE-2016-9565.

Related Files

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201710-20
Posted Oct 17, 2017
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201710-20 - Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Nagios, the worst of which could lead to the remote execution of arbitrary code. Versions prior to 4.3.3 are affected.

tags | advisory, remote, arbitrary, vulnerability
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2016-9565, CVE-2016-9566, CVE-2017-12847
MD5 | 2b1de88a25ee74ea0964d51d9c494380
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3253-2
Posted Jun 7, 2017
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3253-2 - USN-3253-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Nagios. The update prevented log files from being displayed in the web interface. This update fixes the problem. It was discovered that Nagios incorrectly handled certain long strings. A remote authenticated attacker could use this issue to cause Nagios to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly obtain sensitive information. It was discovered that Nagios incorrectly handled certain long messages to cmd.cgi. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause Nagios to crash, resulting in a denial of service. Dawid Golunski discovered that Nagios incorrectly handled symlinks when accessing log files. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to elevate privileges. In the default installation of Ubuntu, this should be prevented by the Yama link restrictions. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, remote, web, denial of service, local, cgi, vulnerability
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2014-1878, CVE-2016-9566
MD5 | 04f7a17df00f437de002a52271d94331
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3253-1
Posted Apr 3, 2017
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3253-1 - It was discovered that Nagios incorrectly handled certain long strings. A remote authenticated attacker could use this issue to cause Nagios to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly obtain sensitive information. It was discovered that Nagios incorrectly handled certain long messages to cmd.cgi. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause Nagios to crash, resulting in a denial of service. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, remote, denial of service, cgi
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2013-7108, CVE-2013-7205, CVE-2014-1878, CVE-2016-9566
MD5 | 84b8bad522cea2d054117e97ba900205
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201702-26
Posted Feb 21, 2017
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201702-26 - Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Nagios, the worst of which could lead to privilege escalation. Versions less than 4.2.4 are affected.

tags | advisory, vulnerability
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2008-4796, CVE-2008-7313, CVE-2016-8641, CVE-2016-9565, CVE-2016-9566
MD5 | cac6ee6344b504bc9cf533c5844cd853
Red Hat Security Advisory 2017-0259-01
Posted Feb 8, 2017
Authored by Red Hat | Site access.redhat.com

Red Hat Security Advisory 2017-0259-01 - Nagios is a program that monitors hosts and services on your network, and has the ability to send email or page alerts when a problem arises or is resolved. Security Fix: It was found that an attacker who could control the content of an RSS feed could execute code remotely using the Nagios web interface. This flaw could be used to gain access to the remote system and in some scenarios control over the system.

tags | advisory, remote, web
systems | linux, redhat
advisories | CVE-2016-9565, CVE-2016-9566
MD5 | f68c3e3df95bbd0e1b3601f6e3a9a4fd
Red Hat Security Advisory 2017-0258-01
Posted Feb 8, 2017
Authored by Red Hat | Site access.redhat.com

Red Hat Security Advisory 2017-0258-01 - Nagios is a program that monitors hosts and services on your network, and has the ability to send email or page alerts when a problem arises or is resolved. Security Fix: It was found that an attacker who could control the content of an RSS feed could execute code remotely using the Nagios web interface. This flaw could be used to gain access to the remote system and in some scenarios control over the system.

tags | advisory, remote, web
systems | linux, redhat
advisories | CVE-2016-9565, CVE-2016-9566
MD5 | 7d3a76f28c2fd222c5d98ff75fca22bc
Red Hat Security Advisory 2017-0214-01
Posted Jan 31, 2017
Authored by Red Hat | Site access.redhat.com

Red Hat Security Advisory 2017-0214-01 - Nagios is a program that monitors hosts and services on your network, and has the ability to send email or page alerts when a problem arises or is resolved. Nagios is written in C and designed to run under Linux as a background process, intermittently running checks on various services that you specify. The actual service checks are performed by separate "plugin" programs which return the status of the checks to Nagios. Nagios plugins are available at http://sourceforge.net/projects/nagiosplug. This package provides the core program, web interface, and documentation files for Nagios. Development files are built as a separate package.

tags | advisory, web
systems | linux, redhat
advisories | CVE-2008-7313, CVE-2014-5008, CVE-2014-5009, CVE-2016-9565, CVE-2016-9566
MD5 | 177badea5657017f0302647f63bd8e6f
Red Hat Security Advisory 2017-0212-01
Posted Jan 31, 2017
Authored by Red Hat | Site access.redhat.com

Red Hat Security Advisory 2017-0212-01 - Nagios is a program that monitors hosts and services on your network, and has the ability to send email or page alerts when a problem arises or is resolved. Nagios is written in C and designed to run under Linux as a background process, intermittently running checks on various services that you specify. The actual service checks are performed by separate "plugin" programs which return the status of the checks to Nagios. Nagios plugins are available at http://sourceforge.net/projects/nagiosplug. This package provides the core program, web interface, and documentation files for Nagios. Development files are built as a separate package.

tags | advisory, web
systems | linux, redhat
advisories | CVE-2008-7313, CVE-2014-5008, CVE-2014-5009, CVE-2016-9565, CVE-2016-9566
MD5 | 2e2fbf36e6aaba8787ffe2c8ba135436
Red Hat Security Advisory 2017-0211-01
Posted Jan 31, 2017
Authored by Red Hat | Site access.redhat.com

Red Hat Security Advisory 2017-0211-01 - Nagios is a program that monitors hosts and services on your network, and has the ability to send email or page alerts when a problem arises or is resolved. Nagios is written in C and designed to run under Linux as a background process, intermittently running checks on various services that you specify. The actual service checks are performed by separate "plugin" programs which return the status of the checks to Nagios. Nagios plugins are available at http://sourceforge.net/projects/nagiosplug. This package provides the core program, web interface, and documentation files for Nagios. Development files are built as a separate package.

tags | advisory, web
systems | linux, redhat
advisories | CVE-2008-7313, CVE-2014-5008, CVE-2014-5009, CVE-2016-9565, CVE-2016-9566
MD5 | abccc720066783d21a2eed2a19de132d
Red Hat Security Advisory 2017-0213-01
Posted Jan 31, 2017
Authored by Red Hat | Site access.redhat.com

Red Hat Security Advisory 2017-0213-01 - Nagios is a program that monitors hosts and services on your network, and has the ability to send email or page alerts when a problem arises or is resolved. Nagios is written in C and designed to run under Linux as a background process, intermittently running checks on various services that you specify. The actual service checks are performed by separate "plugin" programs which return the status of the checks to Nagios. Nagios plugins are available at http://sourceforge.net/projects/nagiosplug. This package provides the core program, web interface, and documentation files for Nagios. Development files are built as a separate package.

tags | advisory, web
systems | linux, redhat
advisories | CVE-2008-7313, CVE-2014-5008, CVE-2014-5009, CVE-2016-9565, CVE-2016-9566
MD5 | a1a4fc031e5897f6fc74ab4c9914886f
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201612-51
Posted Dec 31, 2016
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201612-51 - A vulnerability in Icinga could lead to privilege escalation. Versions less than 1.13.4 are affected.

tags | advisory
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2016-9566
MD5 | 315543f005165390149c58b24c330bf0
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