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Nagios Plugins Long Location Header Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2007-10-08    Views:  12,828

Secunia Advisory SA27124

Where:

From remote

Impact:

System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Nobuhiro Ban has reported a vulnerability in Nagios Plugins, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.

The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error within the "redir()" function in check_http.c when processing HTTP "Location:" header information. This can be exploited to cause a buffer overflow by returning an overly long string in the "Location:" header to a vulnerable system.

Successful exploitation requires that a connection is made to a malicious web server.


Solution:
Update to version 1.4.10.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
Nobuhiro Ban

Original Advisory:
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=1687867&group_id=29880&atid=397597
http://sourceforge.net/forum/forum.php?forum_id=740172

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