Debian Security Advisory DSA 3405-1 (smokeping - security update)

Published: 2015-11-24 23:00:00
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Affected Versions:
smokeping on Debian Linux

Recommendations:
For the oldstable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 2.6.8-2+deb7u1. For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 2.6.9-1+deb8u1. We recommend that you upgrade your smokeping Linux Distribution Packages.

Summary:
Tero Marttila discovered that the Debian packaging for smokeping installed it in such a way that the CGI implementation of Apache httpd (mod_cgi) passed additional arguments to the smokeping_cgi program, potentially leading to arbitrary code execution in response to crafted HTTP requests.

Detection Method:
This check tests the installed software version using the apt Linux Distribution Package manager.

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2015-0859

References:

http://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3405.html

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Severity
High
CVSS Score
7.5

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