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[GLSA-200605-07] Nagios: Buffer overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Nagios: Buffer overflow

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200605-07
(Nagios: Buffer overflow)


Sebastian Krahmer of the SuSE security team discovered a buffer
overflow vulnerability in the handling of a negative HTTP
Content-Length header.

Impact

A buffer overflow in Nagios CGI scripts under certain web servers
permits remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a negative
content length HTTP header.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-2162


Solution:
All Nagios users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-analyzer/nagios-core-1.4"


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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