[ GLSA 201812-03 ] Nagios: Privilege escalation


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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 201812-03
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https://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Nagios: Privilege escalation
Date: December 02, 2018
Bugs: #629380
ID: 201812-03

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Synopsis

A vulnerability in Nagios allows local users to escalate privileges.

Background

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

Affected packages

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-analyzer/nagios-core
4.3.4=20

Description

A vulnerability in Nagios was discovered due to the improper handling
of configuration files which can be owned by a non-root user.

Impact

A local attacker can escalate privileges to root by leveraging access
to a non-root owned configuration file.

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 “>net-analyzer/nagios-core-4.3.4”

References

[ 1 ] CVE-2017-14312
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-14312

Availability

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

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201812-03

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
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License

Copyright 2018 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons – Attribution / Share Alike license.

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5

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