USN-3253-1: Nagios vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3253-1

3rd April, 2017

nagios3 vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 16.10
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in Nagios.

Software description

  • 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 version:

Ubuntu 16.10:
nagios3-core 3.5.1.dfsg-2.1ubuntu3.1
nagios3-cgi 3.5.1.dfsg-2.1ubuntu3.1
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
nagios3-core 3.5.1.dfsg-2.1ubuntu1.1
nagios3-cgi 3.5.1.dfsg-2.1ubuntu1.1
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
nagios3-core 3.5.1-1ubuntu1.1
nagios3-cgi 3.5.1-1ubuntu1.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

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

References

CVE-2013-7108, CVE-2013-7205, CVE-2014-1878, CVE-2016-9566