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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Multiple new security vulnerabilities in monit (GLSA 200404-16)
Severity: high
Exploitable: remote
Date: April 19, 2004
Bug(s): #47631
ID: 200404-16

Synopsis

Two new vulnerabilities have been found in the HTTP interface of monit, possibly leading to denial of service or execution of arbitrary code.

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: <= 4.2
Unaffected: >= 4.2.1
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Monit has several vulnerabilities in its HTTP interface : a buffer overflow vulnerability in the authentication handling code and a off-by-one error in the POST method handling code.

Impact

An attacker may exploit the off-by-one error to crash the Monit daemon and 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 4.2.1 or later:
Code:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=app-admin/monit-4.2.1"
# emerge ">=app-admin/monit-4.2.1"


References

Monit security advisory 20040305


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