[Full-disclosure] [ GLSA 200605-07 ] Nagios: Buffer overflow

2006-05-07T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:12579
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2006-05-07T00:00:00

Description


Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200605-07


                                        http://security.gentoo.org/

Severity: High Title: Nagios: Buffer overflow Date: May 07, 2006 Bugs: #132159 ID: 200605-07


Synopsis

Nagios is vulnerable to a buffer overflow which may lead to remote execution of arbitrary code.

Background

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

Affected packages

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1 net-analyzer/nagios-core < 1.4 >= 1.4

Description

Sebastian Krahmer of the SuSE security team discovered a buffer overflow vulnerability in the handling of a negative HTTP Content-Length header.

Impact

A buffer overflow in Nagios CGI scripts under certain web servers allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a negative content length HTTP header.

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 &quot;&gt;=net-analyzer/nagios-core-1.4&quot;

References

[ 1 ] CVE-2006-2162 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-2162

Availability

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200605-07.xml

Concerns?

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License

Copyright 2006 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).

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