Descriptionlib/parse_ini.c in Nagios Plugins 2.0.2 allows local users to obtain sensitive information via a symlink attack on the configuration file in the extra-opts flag. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2014-4701.
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Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
monitoring-plugins (PTS)buster2.2-6fixed
sid, trixie2.3.5-1fixed

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

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


- nagios-plugins <not-affected> (incomplete fix for CVE-2014-4701 not applied)
check_dhcp is not installed with root suid permissions in Debian
Introduced due to incomplete fix for CVE-2014-4701 in 2.0.2.
- monitoring-plugins <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present, fix for CVE-2014-4701 adressed differently directly by dropping privileges)

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