New upstream nagios-plugins version 1.4.10 was released recently with following fix:
"Fix check_http buffer overflow vulnerability when following HTTP redirects"
SF.net bug report:
Relevant CVS commit:
Workaround: do to follow redirects for untrusted servers (see -f option)
No CVE id known at the moment.
CVE name CVE-2007-5198 was assigned to this vulnerability.
Additional check_http buffer overflow was reported, which is not fixed in 1.4.10:
Upstream SVN commit:
Again, this issue affects redirection handling code (see workaround above).
nagios-plugins-1.4.11-2.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
nagios-plugins-1.4.11-2.fc7 has been pushed to the Fedora 7 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Patch mentioned in comment #2 is applied in upstream 1.4.11, which is in Fedora