[Pkg-nagios-devel] Bug#792787: Problem is with requested language
frederic.marchal at wowtechnology.com
Wed Jun 29 08:50:36 UTC 2016
I just found out about this problem too.
The page is rendered correctly with Firefox 47 on Linux. It fails with
Chromium and Konqueror on Linux. It fails with Firefox, Chrome and Opera on
The buffer overflow occurs when status.cgi tries to display the status message
returned by NTP:
NTP OK: Décalage -0,01155954599 secs
The message obviously contains an accent.
How does Firefox on Linux succeed when all the others fail?
It is due to the Accepted-Language header. Firefox send: "en-US,en;q=0.8,fr-
BE;q=0.5,fr;q=0.3" when Chromium, for instance, send "en-
If I replace "fr" by "fr-BE" in the Chromium header, it succeeds. If I replace
it with "fr-FR" (the locale is not defined on the nagios server), the buffer
overflow occurs and the status page is truncated.
The problem is not with an accent I inserted in a configuration file. I can't
apply the suggestion from Christian Erpelding (https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=792787#10) as I have no control over the string returned
by the NTP plugin.
It occurs with nagios3 3.5.1.dfsg-2+b1.
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