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A vulnerability classified as problematic has been found in Nagios (Log Management Software) (the affected version unknown). This affects an unknown functionality. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a cross site scripting vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-79. This is going to have an impact on integrity. An attacker might be able to inject arbitrary html and script code into the web site. This would alter the appearance and would make it possible to initiate further attacks against site visitors.

The bug was discovered 06/09/2016. The weakness was published 03/31/2017 by Dawid Golunski as confirmed mailinglist post (Full-Disclosure). It is possible to read the advisory at This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2016-6209 since 07/13/2016. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The attack technique deployed by this issue is T1059.007 according to MITRE ATT&CK.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 295 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 105984 (Fedora 27 : nagios (2017-d270e932a3)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Fedora Local Security Checks and running in the context local. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 277693 (Fedora Security Update for nagios (FEDORA-2017-d270e932a3)).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published 9 months after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 94922) and Tenable (105984). Similar entries are available at 94545, 94546, 105677 and 106412.




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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.2
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 4.9

VulDB Base Score: 4.3
VulDB Temp Score: 4.1
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Class: Cross site scripting
ATT&CK: T1059.007

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 105984
Nessus Name: Fedora 27 : nagios (2017-d270e932a3)
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OpenVAS ID: 100811
OpenVAS Name: Nagios corewindow Parameter Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability
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Recommended: Upgrade
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06/09/2016 🔍
07/13/2016 +34 days 🔍
12/13/2016 +153 days 🔍
03/31/2017 +108 days 🔍
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04/01/2017 +1 days 🔍
11/15/2017 +228 days 🔍
01/15/2018 +61 days 🔍
08/24/2020 +952 days 🔍


Researcher: Dawid Golunski
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2016-6209 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 94922 - Nagios Core CVE-2016-9565 Remote Command Injection Vulnerability
OSVDB: - CVE-2016-6209 - Nagios - Cross-Site Scripting Issue

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Created: 04/01/2017 10:07 AM
Updated: 08/24/2020 11:41 AM
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