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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2004 5:42 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200403-14 ] Multiple Security Vulnerabilities in Moni Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Multiple Security Vulnerabilities in Monit (GLSA 200403-14)
Severity: high
Exploitable: remote
Date: March 31, 2004
Updated: May 22, 2006
Bug(s): #43967
ID: 200403-14

Synopsis

A denial of service and a buffer overflow vulnerability have been found in Monit.

Background

Monit is a system administration utility that allows management and monitoring of processes, files, directories and devices on a Unix system.

Affected Packages

Package: app-admin/monit
Vulnerable: <= 4.1
Unaffected: >= 4.2
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

A denial of service may occur due to Monit not sanitizing remotely supplied HTTP parameters before passing them to memory allocation functions. This could allow an attacker 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

An attacker may crash the Monit daemon to create a denial of service condition or cause a buffer overflow that would allow arbitrary code to be executed with root privileges.

Workaround

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

Resolution

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


References

Monit HTTP Content-Length Parameter Denial of Service Vulnerability
Monit Overly Long HTTP Request Buffer Overrun Vulnerability
CVE-2003-1083
CVE-2003-1084


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