Fedora 13 : monotone-0.48.1-1.fc13 (2010-16902)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 50507


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


Update to monotone-0.48.1, which contains a fix for a DoS :

Running 'mtn ' or 'mtn ls ' doesn't cause an internal error anymore. In monotone 0.48 and earlier this behavior could be used to crash a server remotely (but only if it was configured to allow execution of remote commands). Therefore everyone running such a server should update as soon as possible.

There's also a fix for a non-critical issue :

Using mtn:// style URIs for netsync operations didn't work with 0.48 on systems which only have a 'monotone' entry in /etc/services.
Failing to find a corresponding entry for the schema in a given URI isn't considered fatal now, instead mtn falls back to its default port.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected monotone package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 50507

File Name: fedora_2010-16902.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/11/08

Modified: 2016/05/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:monotone, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:13

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/10/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-4098

BID: 44383

OSVDB: 68895

FEDORA: 2010-16902