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

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
monitoring-plugins (PTS)jessie2.1.1-1fixed
bullseye, sid, buster2.2-6fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
monitoring-pluginssource(unstable)(not affected)


vulnerable code present, but check_ipxping is neither built nor installed
- monitoring-plugins <not-affected> (Fixed before initial upload to Debian)
contrib/check_ipxping removed from src:monitoring-pluging before the
initial upload to Debian after the source package rename.

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