Bug 1089878 (CVE-2014-2913) - CVE-2014-2913 nrpe: remote command execution when command arguments are enabled
Summary: CVE-2014-2913 nrpe: remote command execution when command arguments are enabled
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Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Alias: CVE-2014-2913
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1089879 1089880
Blocks: 1089881
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Reported: 2014-04-22 06:46 UTC by Murray McAllister
Modified: 2019-09-29 13:16 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2015-08-22 23:12:51 UTC


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Description Murray McAllister 2014-04-22 06:46:11 UTC
A remote, command execution flaw was discovered in Nagios NRPE when command arguments are enabled. A remote attacker could use this flaw to execute arbitrary commands. This issue affects versions 2.15 and older.

Command arguments are disabled by default ("dont_blame_nrpe=0" in "/etc/nagios/nrpe.cfg"), and the security risk of enabling them is documented.

Some discussion about the fix is available on the oss-security list: http://seclists.org/oss-sec/2014/q2/129

Comment 1 Murray McAllister 2014-04-22 06:47:19 UTC
Created nrpe tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1089879]
Affects: epel-all [bug 1089880]

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2014-05-16 03:02:55 UTC
nrpe-2.15-2.el6 has been pushed to the Fedora EPEL 6 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 5 Todd Zullinger 2014-07-27 20:05:36 UTC
EPEL-5 remains vulnerable.  I had a few systems compromised by this over the weekend.  I rebuilt nrpe-2.15-2 on el5 to fix my systems, but an update should be pushed to prevent others from falling victim to attacks that are occurring in the wild.

Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2014-11-19 15:56:59 UTC
nrpe-2.15-2.fc20 has been pushed to the Fedora 20 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2014-12-07 04:35:59 UTC
nrpe-2.15-2.fc19 has been pushed to the Fedora 19 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 9 Todd Zullinger 2015-08-23 02:04:10 UTC
EPEL-5 remains vulnerable to this issue.  No errata has been issued for EPEL-5, AFAIK.  Exploits have been seen in the wild as well.


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