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[security-announce] openSUSE-SU-2013:0624-1: important: NRPE metacharacter filtering omission
openSUSE Security Update: NRPE metacharacter filtering omission

Announcement ID: openSUSE-SU-2013:0624-1
Rating: important
References: #807241
Cross-References: CVE-2013-1362
Affected Products:
openSUSE 11.4

An update that fixes one vulnerability is now available.


NRPE (the Nagios Remote Plug-In Executor) allows the
passing of $() to plugins/scripts which, if run under bash,
will execute that shell command under a subprocess and pass
the output as a parameter to the called script. Using this,
it is possible to get called scripts, such as check_http,
to execute arbitrary commands under the uid that
NRPE/nagios is running as (typically, 'nagios').

With this update NRPE will deny remote requests
containing a bash command substitution.

Patch Instructions:

To install this openSUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

- openSUSE 11.4:

zypper in -t patch 2013-55

To bring your system up-to-date, use "zypper patch".

Package List:

- openSUSE 11.4 (i586 x86_64):



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