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Bug 846090 - (CVE-2012-3457) CVE-2012-3457 pnp4nagios 0.6.x: process_perfdata.cfg world readable
CVE-2012-3457 pnp4nagios 0.6.x: process_perfdata.cfg world readable
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
All Linux
low Severity low
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
: Security
Depends On: 846091 846093
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Reported: 2012-08-06 15:32 EDT by Kurt Seifried
Modified: 2015-08-22 02:27 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2015-08-22 02:27:04 EDT
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Description Kurt Seifried 2012-08-06 15:32:54 EDT
Christoph Anton Mitterer <> reports:

Package: pnp4nagios-bin
Version: 0.6.16-1
Severity: important
Tags: security


Marking as severity important as it might have security implications.

process_perfdata.cfg shouldn't be world-readable.
Event though not used per default in Debian, it contains the "KEY"
option which may be used (in alternative to "KEY_FILE") to hold
the Gearman shared secret.



Please note that this affects 0.6 only, 0.4 doesn't support KEYS.

# A shared password which will be used for
# encryption of data pakets. Should be at least 8
# bytes long. Maximum length is 32 characters.
KEY = should_be_changed
Comment 1 Kurt Seifried 2012-08-06 15:35:56 EDT
Created pnp4nagios tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-17 [bug 846091]
Comment 2 Kurt Seifried 2012-08-06 15:36:28 EDT
Created pnp4nagios tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: epel-6 [bug 846093]

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