hacking nagios

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Good morning friends. Today we will see about hacking Nagios with Metasploit. Nagios, also known as Nagios Core, is a free and open source computer-software application that is used to  monitor systems, networks and infrastructure. It offers monitoring and alerting services for servers, switches, applications and services. Italso alerts users when things go wrong and alerts them a second time when the problem has been resolved.

Versions of Nagios XI 5.2.7 and below suffer from SQL injection, auth bypass, file upload, command injection, and privilege escalation vulnerabilities. This exploit uses all these vulnerabilities to get a root shell on the victim’s machine. Now let’ see how this exploit works. Start Metasploit and load the module as shown below.


Let us set a new payload as shown below.


Set the target IP address as shown below. Use check command to see whether our target is vulnerable as shown below. If our target is vulnerable, type command “run” to execute our exploit. If everything goes right, we will get a shell on our target as shown below.


How to stay safe:

The current version of Nagios available is 5.29. Please update to the latest version.