GLSA 200404-16: monit
Posted on: 04/19/2004 08:34 AM

Updated monit packages are available for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200404-16
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: High
Title: Multiple new security vulnerabilities in monit

Date: April 19, 2004
Bugs: #47631
ID: 200404-16

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Synopsis
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Two new vulnerabilities have been found in the HTTP interface of monit, possibly leading to denial of service or execution of arbitrary code.

Background
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Monit is a system administration utility that allows management and monitoring of processes, files, directories and devices on a Unix system.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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app-admin/monit <= 4.2 >= 4.2.1

Description
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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
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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
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A workaround is not currently known for this issue. All users are advised to upgrade to the latest version of the affected package.

Resolution
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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"

References
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[ 1 ] http://www.tildeslash.com/monit/secadv_20040305.txt

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200404-16.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2004 Gentoo Technologies, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0


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