DescriptionThe IPXPING_COMMAND in contrib/check_ipxping.c in Nagios Plugins 1.4.16 allows local users to gain privileges via a symlink attack on /tmp/ipxping/ipxping.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitymedium (attack range: local)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
monitoring-plugins (PTS)jessie2.1.1-1undetermined
buster, sid, stretch2.2-3undetermined
nagios-plugins (PTS)wheezy1.4.16-1vulnerable

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


vulnerable code present, but check_ipxping is neither built nor installed

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