GLSA-201405-16 : Mono: Denial of Service

High Nessus Plugin ID 74098


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201405-16 (Mono: Denial of Service)

Mono does not properly randomize hash functions for form posts to protect against hash collision attacks.
Impact :

A remote attacker could send specially crafted parameters, possibly resulting in a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Mono users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-lang/mono-2.10.9-r2'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 74098

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201405-16.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/05/20

Modified: 2016/12/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/05/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-3543

BID: 55251

OSVDB: 85008

GLSA: 201405-16