FreeBSD : monkey -- improper input validation vulnerability (4465c897-ee5c-11de-b6ef-00215c6a37bb)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.

Description :

Census Labs reports :

We have discovered a remotely exploitable 'improper input validation'
vulnerability in the Monkey web server that allows an attacker to
perform denial of service attacks by repeatedly crashing worker
threads that process HTTP requests.

See also :

http://census-labs.com/news/2009/12/14/monkey-httpd/
http://www.nessus.org/u?aa257565
http://www.nessus.org/u?dcad800a

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

High

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 43376 (freebsd_pkg_4465c897ee5c11deb6ef00215c6a37bb.nasl)

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