GLSA-200809-11 : HAVP: Denial of Service

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 34251


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


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.


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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 34251

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200809-11.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2008/09/22

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/09/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-3688

OSVDB: 47512

GLSA: 200809-11

CWE: 399