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[GLSA-200403-14] Multiple Security Vulnerabilities in Monit

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Multiple Security Vulnerabilities in Monit

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200403-14
(Multiple Security Vulnerabilities in Monit)


A denial of service may occur due to Monit not sanitizing remotely supplied
HTTP parameters before passing them to memory allocation functions. This
could permit a possible hacker to cause an unexpected condition that could lead to
the Monit daemon crashing.
An overly long http request method may cause a buffer overflow due to Monit
performing insufficient bounds checking when handling HTTP requests.

Impact

A possible hacker may crash the Monit daemon to create a denial of service
condition or cause a buffer overflow that would permit arbitrary code to be
executed with root rights.

Workaround

A workaround is not currently known for this issue. All users are advised
to upgrade to the latest version of the affected package.

References:
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/9098
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/9099


Solution:
Monit users should upgrade to version 4.2 or later:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=app-admin/monit-4.2"
# emerge ">=app-admin/monit-4.2"


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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