USN-3253-1: Nagios vulnerabilities

03 April 2017

Several security issues were fixed in Nagios.

Releases

Packages

  • nagios3 - host/service/network monitoring and management system

Details

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. (CVE-2013-7108, CVE-2013-7205)

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. (CVE-2014-1878)

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. (CVE-2016-9566)

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 16.10
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.