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[security-announce] openSUSE-SU-2013:0624-1: important: NRPE metacharacter filtering omission

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openSUSE Security Update: NRPE metacharacter filtering omission

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Announcement ID: openSUSE-SU-2013:0624-1

Rating: important

References: #807241

Cross-References: CVE-2013-1362

Affected Products:

openSUSE 11.4

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An update that fixes one vulnerability is now available.

 

Description:

 

NRPE (the Nagios Remote Plug-In Executor) allows the

passing of $() to plugins/scripts which, if run under bash,

will execute that shell command under a subprocess and pass

the output as a parameter to the called script. Using this,

it is possible to get called scripts, such as check_http,

to execute arbitrary commands under the uid that

NRPE/nagios is running as (typically, 'nagios').

 

With this update NRPE will deny remote requests

containing a bash command substitution.

 

 

Patch Instructions:

 

To install this openSUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.

Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

 

- openSUSE 11.4:

 

zypper in -t patch 2013-55

 

To bring your system up-to-date, use "zypper patch".

 

 

Package List:

 

- openSUSE 11.4 (i586 x86_64):

 

nagios-nrpe-2.12-25.2

nagios-nrpe-debuginfo-2.12-25.2

nagios-nrpe-debugsource-2.12-25.2

nagios-nrpe-doc-2.12-25.2

nagios-plugins-nrpe-2.12-25.2

nagios-plugins-nrpe-debuginfo-2.12-25.2

 

 

References:

 

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2013-1362.html

https://bugzilla.novell.com/807241

 

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