CVE-2007-5198

NameCVE-2007-5198
DescriptionBuffer overflow in the redir function in check_http.c in Nagios Plugins before 1.4.10, when running with the -f (follow) option, allows remote web servers to execute arbitrary code via Location header responses (redirects) with a large number of leading "L" characters.
SourceCVE (at NVD; oss-sec, fulldisc, OSVDB, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, more)
ReferencesDSA-1495-1, DTSA-67-1
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)
Debian Bugs445475
Debian/oldstablenot vulnerable.
Debian/stablenot vulnerable.
Debian/testingnot known to be vulnerable.
Debian/unstablenot known to be vulnerable.

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
nagios-plugins (PTS)squeeze1.4.15-3squeeze1fixed
wheezy1.4.16-1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
nagios-pluginssource(unstable)1.4.8-2.2low445475
nagios-pluginssourceetch1.4.5-1etch1mediumDSA-1495-1
nagios-pluginssourcelenny1.4.8-2+lenny1mediumDTSA-67-1
nagios-pluginssourcesarge1.4-6sarge1mediumDSA-1495-1

Notes

Requires the webserver, which has to be checked, to be compromised

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