CVE-2014-2913

Priority
Description
** DISPUTED ** Incomplete blacklist vulnerability in nrpe.c in Nagios
Remote Plugin Executor (NRPE) 2.15 and earlier allows remote attackers to
execute arbitrary commands via a newline character in the -a option to
libexec/check_nrpe. NOTE: this issue is disputed by multiple parties. It
has been reported that the vendor allows newlines as "expected behavior."
Also, this issue can only occur when the administrator enables the
"dont_blame_nrpe" option in nrpe.conf despite the "HIGH security risk"
warning within the comments.
Notes
 sarnold> I marked this 'low' because arguments are discouraged for many
  environments, access to NRPE can be restricted with firewalling or
  other user access controls, and this might plausibly be a feature.
Package
Upstream:needed
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE (precise was needed)
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):needed
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):needed
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):needed
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):needed
Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo):needed
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Updated: 2019-01-14 21:15:29 UTC (commit 51f9b73af244ba86b9321e46e526586c25a8e060)