GLSA-200809-11 : HAVP: Denial of Service
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 34251
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe 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.
A remote attacker could send requests to unavailable servers, resulting in a Denial of Service.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll HAVP users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-proxy/havp-0.89'