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

High Nessus Plugin ID 14481


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


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.


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'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 14481

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200404-16.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/08/30

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2004/04/19

Reference Information

GLSA: 200404-16