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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Moderate: nagios security update
19 November 2013
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Publisher: Red Hat
Operating System: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 6
UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access: Overwrite Arbitrary Files -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2013-4214 CVE-2013-2029
Comment: This advisory references vulnerabilities in products which run on
platforms other than Red Hat. It is recommended that administrators
running nagios check for an updated version of the software for
their operating system.
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Red Hat Security Advisory
Synopsis: Moderate: nagios security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2013:1526-01
Product: Red Hat OpenStack
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-1526.html
Issue date: 2013-11-18
CVE Names: CVE-2013-2029 CVE-2013-4214
Updated nagios packages that fix two security issues are now available
for Red Hat OpenStack 3.0.
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate
security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores,
which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability
from the CVE links in the References section.
2. Relevant releases/architectures:
OpenStack 3 - x86_64
Nagios is a program that can monitor hosts and services on your network. It
can send email or page alerts when problems arise and when problems are
Multiple insecure temporary file creation flaws were found in Nagios.
A local attacker could use these flaws to cause arbitrary files to be
overwritten as the root user via a symbolic link attack. (CVE-2013-2029,
These issues were discovered by Grant Murphy of the Red Hat Product
All users of Nagios are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain backported patches to correct these issues.
Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.
This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to
use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
5. Bugs fixed (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/):
958002 - CVE-2013-4214 Nagios core: html/rss-newsfeed.php insecure temporary file usage
958015 - CVE-2013-2029 Nagios core: Insecure temporary file usage in nagios.upgrade_to_v3.sh
6. Package List:
These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and
details on how to verify the signature are available from
The Red Hat security contact is <firstname.lastname@example.org>. More contact
details at https://access.redhat.com/security/team/contact/
Copyright 2013 Red Hat, Inc.
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