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From: Aaron Bauman <bman@g.o>
To: gentoo-announce@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-announce] [ GLSA 201812-03 ] Nagios: Privilege escalation
Date: Sun, 02 Dec 2018 15:57:29
Message-Id: 20181202154915.GC16376@monkey
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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
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A vulnerability in Nagios allows local users to escalate privileges.

Background
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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                    >= 4.3.4 

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

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

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Nagios users should upgrade to the latest version:

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-analyzer/nagios-core-4.3.4"

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

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

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

Concerns?
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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@g.o or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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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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