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Vulnerability of Nagios: privilege escalation via nagios.cfg

Synthesis of the vulnerability 

An attacker can bypass restrictions via nagios.cfg of Nagios, in order to escalate his privileges.
Vulnerable software: Fedora, Nagios Open Source.
Severity of this announce: 2/4.
Creation date: 12/09/2017.
Références of this computer vulnerability: CVE-2017-14312, FEDORA-2017-9d345f250a, FEDORA-2017-d270e932a3, VIGILANCE-VUL-23809.

Description of the vulnerability 

An attacker can bypass restrictions via nagios.cfg of Nagios, in order to escalate his privileges.
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This computer threat announce impacts software or systems such as Fedora, Nagios Open Source.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this computer vulnerability is medium.

The trust level is of type confirmed by the editor, with an origin of privileged shell.

An attacker with a expert ability can exploit this cybersecurity alert.

Solutions for this threat 

Nagios: workaround for nagios.cfg.
A workaround is to run:
  chown root: nagios.cfg

Fedora: new nagios packages.
New packages are available:
  Fedora 25: nagios 4.3.4-3.fc25
  Fedora 26: nagios 4.3.4-3.fc26
  Fedora 27: nagios 4.3.4-3.fc27
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