Nagios: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201702-26

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Nagios, the worst of which could lead to privilege escalation.

Affected Packages

net-analyzer/nagios-core on all architectures
Affected versions < 4.2.4
Unaffected versions >= 4.2.4

Background

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

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Nagios. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact

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

In addition, a remote attacker could read or write to arbitrary files by spoofing a crafted response from the Nagios RSS feed server.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Nagios users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-analyzer/nagios-core-4.2.4"
 

References

Release Date
February 21, 2017

Latest Revision
February 21, 2017: 1

Severity
high

Exploitable
local, remote

Bugzilla entries