GLSA-200402-03 : Monkeyd Denial of Service vulnerability
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 14447
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe 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.
Although there are no public exploits known for bug, users are recommended to upgrade to ensure the security of their infrastructure.
There is no immediate workaround; a software upgrade is required. The vulnerable function in the code has been rewritten.
SolutionAll 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'