Upstream information

CVE-2019-3698 at MITRE


UNIX Symbolic Link (Symlink) Following vulnerability in the cronjob shipped with nagios of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11; openSUSE Factory allows local attackers to cause cause DoS or potentially escalate privileges by winning a race. This issue affects: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 nagios version 3.5.1-5.27 and prior versions. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 nagios version 3.0.6- and prior versions. openSUSE Factory nagios version 4.4.5-2.1 and prior versions.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Pending

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 6.9
Vector AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Complete
Integrity Impact Complete
Availability Impact Complete
CVSS v3 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database SUSE
Base Score 7 4.5
Access Vector Local Local
Access Complexity High High
Privileges Required Low Low
User Interaction None None
Scope Unchanged Unchanged
Confidentiality Impact High Low
Integrity Impact High Low
Availability Impact High Low
CVSSv3 Version 3.1 3.1
SUSE Bugzilla entries: 1150550 [RESOLVED / FIXED], 1156309 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

SUSE Security Advisories:

List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References
SUSE Package Hub 15 SP1
  • nagios >= 4.4.5-bp151.4.3.1
  • nagios-contrib >= 4.4.5-bp151.4.3.1
  • nagios-devel >= 4.4.5-bp151.4.3.1
  • nagios-theme-exfoliation >= 4.4.5-bp151.4.3.1
  • nagios-www >= 4.4.5-bp151.4.3.1
  • nagios-www-dch >= 4.4.5-bp151.4.3.1
openSUSE Leap 15.1
  • nagios >= 4.4.5-lp151.5.4.1
  • nagios-contrib >= 4.4.5-lp151.5.4.1
  • nagios-devel >= 4.4.5-lp151.5.4.1
  • nagios-theme-exfoliation >= 4.4.5-lp151.5.4.1
  • nagios-www >= 4.4.5-lp151.5.4.1
  • nagios-www-dch >= 4.4.5-lp151.5.4.1
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Please note that this evaluation state might be work in progress, incomplete or outdated.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 Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 nagios Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 nagios Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4 LTSS nagios Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Bootstrap Kit 12 nagios Unsupported