GLSA-200402-03 : Monkeyd Denial of Service vulnerability

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 14447


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200402-03 (Monkeyd Denial of Service vulnerability)

A bug in the URI processing of incoming requests allows for a Denial of Service to be launched against the webserver, which may cause the server to crash or behave sporadically.
Impact :

Although there are no public exploits known for bug, users are recommended to upgrade to ensure the security of their infrastructure.
Workaround :

There is no immediate workaround; a software upgrade is required. The vulnerable function in the code has been rewritten.


All users are recommended to upgrade monkeyd to 0.8.2:
# emerge sync # emerge -pv '>=www-servers/monkeyd-0.8.2' # emerge '>=www-servers/monkeyd-0.8.2'

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 14447

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200402-03.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/08/30

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:monkeyd, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2004/02/11

Reference Information

GLSA: 200402-03