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Nagios history.cgi "get_history()" Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2012-12-19    Last Update:  2013-01-14    Views:  1,876

Secunia Advisory SA51537

Where:

From remote

Impact:

System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


temp66 has reported a vulnerability in Nagios, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.

The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error within the "get_history()" function (history.c) within history.cgi when handling certain parameters, which can be exploited to cause a stack-based buffer overflow via an overly long "host" parameter.

Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code.

The vulnerability is reported in version 3.4.3. Prior versions may also be affected.


Solution:
Update to version 3.4.4.

Provided and/or discovered by:
temp66

Original Advisory:
Nagios:
http://www.nagios.org/projects/nagioscore/history/core-3x

temp66:
http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/fulldisclosure/2012-12/0108.html

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