[Pkg-nagios-devel] Bug#719056: Bug#719056: nagios3 leaks info about install to upstream

Michael Friedrich michael.friedrich at gmail.com
Fri Jan 3 15:08:39 UTC 2014


On 03.01.2014 13:31, Thijs Kinkhorst wrote:
> Hi,
>> The file html/rss-newsfeed.php in nagios3 (installed into nagios3-cgi)
>> use /tmp insecurely by fixed cache dir name:
> Actually, besides the tempfile usage, this PHP script exists to query the
> Nagios upstream website on any load of the front page of the installation,
> which leaks information about machines having Nagios installed. Perhaps
> it's better to just remove this functionality.

I've refactored an old patch against the 3.4.1 release which Debian uses 
in order to remove that "feature" entirely. It still leaves the php 
requirement intact - re-establishing the old html style will make the 
patch likely incompatible to upstream.

Note: Also applies against 4.x HEAD.

Furthermore, I've ported a core patch I've implemented for Icinga years 
ago, which entirely removes the core's "feature" to schedule daily timed 
events for update checks. Upstream allows you to disable those checks 
via config option, but it still causes some noops for the unused 
functionality. Based on 3.4.1 for Debian too.

Note: Does not apply against 4.x HEAD, there have been too many changes. 
A compatible patch is located here: 


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