Nagios Core Security Updates

Number: AV16-205
Date: 16 December 2016


The purpose of this advisory is to bring attention to security updates for Nagios Core.


Nagios has recently published updates to their Nagios Core software. The latest updates contained security fixes for various vulnerabilities; including arbitrary code execution, cross-site request forgery attacks, and root privilege escalation.

Version affected: 4.2.3 and earlier

CVE References: CVE-2008-4796, CVE-2013-4214, CVE-2016-8641, CVE-2016-9565, CVE-2016-9566

Suggested Action

CCIRC recommends that system administrators review the change log in the context of their infrastructure and deploy the vendor-released updates to affected platforms accordingly.


Note to Readers

In support of Public Safety's mission to build a safe and resilient Canada, CCIRC's mandate is to help ensure the security and resilience of the vital non-federal government cyber systems that underpin Canada's national security, public safety and economic prosperity. As Canada's computer security incident response team, CCIRC is Canada's national coordination centre for the prevention and mitigation of, preparedness for, response to, and recovery from cyber incidents on non-federal government systems. It does this by providing authoritative advice and support, and coordinating information sharing and incident response.

Please note, CCIRC PGP key has recently been updated.

For general information, please contact Public Safety Canada's Public Affairs division at:

Telephone: 613-944-4875 or 1-800-830-3118
Fax: 613-998-9589

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