Published: 07 May 2014
** DISPUTED ** Incomplete blacklist vulnerability in nrpe.c in Nagios Remote Plugin Executor (NRPE) 2.15 and earlier allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands via a newline character in the -a option to libexec/check_nrpe. NOTE: this issue is disputed by multiple parties. It has been reported that the vendor allows newlines as "expected behavior." Also, this issue can only occur when the administrator enables the "dont_blame_nrpe" option in nrpe.conf despite the "HIGH security risk" warning within the comments.
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
|Ubuntu 21.10 (Impish Indri)||
|Ubuntu 21.04 (Hirsute Hippo)||
|Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa)||
|Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)||
|Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)||
|Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr)||
Does not exist
(trusty was needed)
I marked this 'low' because arguments are discouraged for many environments, access to NRPE can be restricted with firewalling or other user access controls, and this might plausibly be a feature.