GLSA-200404-16 : Multiple new security vulnerabilities in monit

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200404-16
(Multiple new security vulnerabilities in monit)

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.

See also :

http://www.tildeslash.com/monit/secadv_20040305.txt
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200404-16.xml

Solution :

Monit users should upgrade to version 4.2.1 or later:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv '>=app-admin/monit-4.2.1'
# emerge '>=app-admin/monit-4.2.1'

Risk factor :

High

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14481 (gentoo_GLSA-200404-16.nasl)

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