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|Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2004 10:59 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200402-03 ] Monkeyd Denial of Service vulnerability
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: Monkeyd Denial of Service vulnerability (GLSA 200402-03)
Date: February 11, 2004
A bug in get_real_string() function allows for a Denial of Service attack to be launched against the webserver.
The Monkey HTTP daemon is a Web server written in C that works under Linux and is based on the HTTP/1.1 protocol. It aims to develop a fast, efficient and small web server.
Vulnerable: < 0.8.2
Unaffected: >= 0.8.2
Architectures: All supported architectures
A bug in the URI processing of incoming requests allows for a Denial of Service to be launched against the webserver, which may cause the server to crash or behave sporadically.
Although there are no public exploits known for bug, users are recommended to upgrade to ensure the security of their infrastructure.
There is no immediate workaround; a software upgrade is required. The vulnerable function in the code has been rewritten.
All users are recommended to upgrade monkeyd to 0.8.2:
|# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=www-servers/monkeyd-0.8.2"
# emerge ">=www-servers/monkeyd-0.8.2"
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