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CVE-2016-8641

Published: 1 August 2018

A privilege escalation vulnerability was found in nagios 4.2.x that occurs in daemon-init.in when creating necessary files and insecurely changing the ownership afterwards. It's possible for the local attacker to create symbolic links before the files are to be created and possibly escalating the privileges with the ownership change.

Notes

AuthorNote
tyhicks
Debian packaging provides its own init script
Priority

Low

CVSS 3 base score: 7.8

Status

Package Release Status
icinga
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
bionic Not vulnerable

cosmic Not vulnerable

precise Does not exist
(precise was needs-triage)
trusty Does not exist
(trusty was not-affected)
upstream Needs triage

xenial Not vulnerable

yakkety Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
zesty Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
nagios3
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Not vulnerable
(code not present)
bionic Not vulnerable
(code not present)
cosmic Does not exist

precise Does not exist
(precise was not-affected [code not present])
trusty Does not exist
(trusty was not-affected [code not present])
upstream Needs triage

xenial Not vulnerable
(code not present)
yakkety Not vulnerable
(code not present)
zesty Not vulnerable
(code not present)
Patches:
upstream: https://github.com/NagiosEnterprises/nagioscore/commit/f2ed227673d3b2da643eb5cad26b2d87674f28c1