Upstream information

CVE-2016-9566 at MITRE


base/logging.c in Nagios Core before 4.2.4 allows local users with access to an account in the nagios group to gain root privileges via a symlink attack on the log file. NOTE: this can be leveraged by remote attackers using CVE-2016-9565.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Pending

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database SUSE
Base Score 7.2 6.6
Vector AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C AV:L/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Local Local
Access Complexity Low Medium
Authentication None Single
Confidentiality Impact Complete Complete
Integrity Impact Complete Complete
Availability Impact Complete Complete
CVSS v3 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database SUSE
Base Score 7.8 7.3
Access Vector Local Local
Access Complexity Low Low
Privileges Required Low Low
User Interaction None Required
Scope Unchanged Unchanged
Confidentiality Impact High High
Integrity Impact High High
Availability Impact High High
CVSSv3 Version 3 3
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 1014637 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

SUSE Security Advisories:

List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References
SUSE Package Hub for SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 SP1
  • nagios >= 4.4.6-bp151.4.6.1
  • nagios-contrib >= 4.4.6-bp151.4.6.1
  • nagios-devel >= 4.4.6-bp151.4.6.1
  • nagios-theme-exfoliation >= 4.4.6-bp151.4.6.1
  • nagios-www >= 4.4.6-bp151.4.6.1
  • nagios-www-dch >= 4.4.6-bp151.4.6.1
openSUSE Tumbleweed
  • nagios >= 4.4.6-2.5
  • nagios-contrib >= 4.4.6-2.5
  • nagios-devel >= 4.4.6-2.5
  • nagios-theme-exfoliation >= 4.4.6-2.5
  • nagios-www >= 4.4.6-2.5
  • nagios-www-dch >= 4.4.6-2.5
openSUSE Tumbleweed GA nagios-4.4.6-2.5

Status of this issue by product and package

Please note that this evaluation state might be work in progress, incomplete or outdated. Also information for service packs in the LTSS phase is only included for issues meeting the LTSS criteria. If in doubt, feel free to contact us for clarification.

Product(s) Source package State
SUSE Enterprise Storage 4 icinga Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4 nagios Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Bootstrap Kit 12 nagios Affected
SUSE Manager Client Tools for SLE 12 icinga Affected