PT-2013-46: Local File Include in Nagios Looking Glass

(PT-2013-46) Positive Technologies Security Advisory
Local File Include in Nagios Looking Glass

Vulnerable software

Nagios Looking Glass
Version: 1.1.0 beta 2 and earlier


Severity level

Severity level: High
Impact: Files Reading
Access Vector: Remote

CVSS v2:
Base Score: 7.8
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:N/A:N)

CVE: not assigned

Software description

Nagios Looking Glass (NLG) is a web-based interface for Nagios that allows you to show at-a-glance, real-time server status to 3rd parties without giving them direct access to Nagios.

Vulnerability description

The specialists of the Positive Research center have detected a Local File Include vulnerability in Nagios Looking Glass.

Application don't validates input data. That allows attackers to read config file. To exploit this vulnerability remote attacker shouldn't have privileges in Nagios Looking Glass.
Vulnerability exists in server/s3_download.php.

The issue is triggered when a remote attacker accesses the config file containing configuration settings:

base64 -d <<< $(curl "")

How to fix

No solution

Advisory status

19.07.2013 - Vendor gets vulnerability details
13.08.2013 - Vulnerability details were sent to CERT
28.10.2013 - Public disclosure


The vulnerability was detected by Vyacheslav Egoshin, Positive Research Center (Positive Technologies Company)


Reports on the vulnerabilities previously discovered by Positive Research:

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