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Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2008 18:37:25 -0500 (EST)
From: "Steven M. Christey" <>
To: Andreas Ericsson <>
cc: "Steven M. Christey" <>,, Johannes Dagemark <>,
        Ethan Galstad <>,
        Marc Schoenefeld <>
Subject: Re: CVE request: Nagios (two issues)

On Tue, 11 Nov 2008, Andreas Ericsson wrote:

> > Name: CVE-2008-5028
> > Status: Candidate
> > URL:
> >
> > Cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerability in cmd.cgi in (1)
> > Nagios 3.0.5 and (2) op5 Monitor before 4.0.1 allows remote attackers
> > to send commands to the Nagios process, and trigger execution of
> > arbitrary programs by this process, via unspecified HTTP requests.
> >
> >
> Actually, the CSRF issue is still in Nagios 3.0.5, but can no longer
> trigger execution of arbitrary programs by the Nagios process. Its
> impact is thereby reduced to disabling monitoring of the network and
> similar actions that can validly be requested from the Nagios process
> through the GUI.

What is the relationship between this CSRF issue and the one documented

  "Security fix for Cross Site Request Forgery (CSRF) bug reported by Tim

Are these the same CSRF issue, or are we talking about a separate problem
that would need a separate new CVE?

- Steve

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