USN-698-1: Nagios vulnerability

22 December 2008

nagios vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 6.06 LTS

Software Description

  • nagios

Details

It was discovered that Nagios did not properly parse commands submitted using the web interface. An authenticated user could use a custom form or a browser addon to bypass security restrictions and submit unauthorized commands.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
nagios-common - 2:1.3-cvs.20050402-8ubuntu8

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

After a standard system upgrade you need to restart Nagios to effect the necessary changes.

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