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[GLSA-200402-03] Monkeyd Denial of Service vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Monkeyd Denial of Service vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200402-03
(Monkeyd Denial of Service vulnerability)


A bug in the URI processing of incoming requests permits for a Denial of
Service to be launched against the webserver, which may cause the server
to crash or behave sporadically.

Impact

Although there are no public exploits known for bug, users are recommended
to upgrade to ensure the security of their infrastructure.

Workaround

There is no immediate workaround
a software upgrade is
required. The vulnerable function in the code has been rewritten.

References:
http://cvs.sourceforge.net/viewcvs.py/monkeyd/monkeyd/src/utils.c?r1=1.3&r2=1.4


Solution:
All users are recommended to upgrade monkeyd to 0.8.2:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=net-www/monkeyd-0.8.2"
# emerge ">=net-www/monkeyd-0.8.2"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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