GLSA-200809-11 : HAVP: Denial of Service

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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-200809-11
(HAVP: Denial of Service)

Peter Warasin reported an infinite loop in sockethandler.cpp when
connecting to a non-responsive HTTP server.

Impact :

A remote attacker could send requests to unavailable servers, resulting
in a Denial of Service.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200809-11.xml

Solution :

All HAVP users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-proxy/havp-0.89'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 34251 (gentoo_GLSA-200809-11.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-3688