Nagios XI vulnerabilities open enterprise IT infrastructure to attack

Researchers have unearthed 11 vulnerabilities affecting Nagios XI, a widely used enterprise IT infrastructure/network monitoring solution, some of which can be chained to allow remote code execution with root privileges on the underlying system.

Attackers are likely to try to exploit vulnerabilities in network management systems like Nagios because their oversee critical network components and core servers and often contain many network secrets so they can do their job, Claroty researchers noted.

About Nagios Core and Nagios XI. Nagios Core is free and open-source software that monitors systems, networks and infrastructure.

Nagios XI is a proprietary user interface with Nagios Core as the back-end and the addition of other technologies and advanced features for monitoring, alerting, graphing, and reporting.

The Nagios team boasts of their solutions being used by thousands of organizations around the world, including the likes of Comcast, DHL, Shell and Toshiba.

The good news is that the vulnerabilities have all been fixed: the Nagios team released security update for Nagios XI, Nagios XI Docker Wizard, Nagios XI WatchGuard Wizard, and Nagios XI Switch Wizard, and administrators are urged to apply them as soon as possible.

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