View Full Version : USN-698-3: Nagios vulnerabilities

December 23rd, 2008, 03:40 PM
Referenced CVEs:
CVE-2008-5027, CVE-2008-5028

================================================== ========= Ubuntu Security Notice USN-698-3 December 23, 2008 nagios2 vulnerabilities CVE-2008-5027, CVE-2008-5028 ================================================== ========= A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases: Ubuntu 8.04 LTS This advisory also applies to the corresponding versions of Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and Xubuntu. The problem can be corrected by upgrading your system to the following package versions: Ubuntu 8.04 LTS: nagios2 2.11-1ubuntu1.4 After a standard system upgrade you need to restart Nagios to effect the necessary changes. Details follow: It was discovered that Nagios was vulnerable to a Cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerability. If an authenticated nagios user were tricked into clicking a link on a specially crafted web page, an attacker could trigger commands to be processed by Nagios and execute arbitrary programs. This update alters Nagios behaviour by disabling submission of CMD_CHANGE commands. (CVE-2008-5028) It was discovered that Nagios did not properly parse commands submitted using the web interface. An authenticated user could use a custom form or a browser addon to bypass security restrictions and submit unauthorized commands. (CVE-2008-5027)

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