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[GLSA-200504-14] monkeyd: Multiple vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
monkeyd: Multiple vulnerabilities

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200504-14
(monkeyd: Multiple vulnerabilities)


Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team discovered a
double expansion error in monkeyd, resulting in a format string
vulnerability. Ciaran McCreesh of Gentoo Linux discovered a Denial of
Service vulnerability, a syntax error caused monkeyd to zero out
unallocated memory should a zero byte file be requested.

Impact

The format string vulnerability could permit a possible hacker to send a
specially crafted request to the monkeyd server, resulting in the
execution of arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running
monkeyd. The DoS vulnerability could permit a possible hacker to disrupt the
operation of the web server, should a zero byte file be accessible.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.


Solution:
All monkeyd users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-servers/monkeyd-0.9.1"


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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