GLSA 200809-11 HAVP: Denial of Service
Posted on: 09/21/2008 06:40 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - HAVP: Denial of Service. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200809-11
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Severity: Normal
Title: HAVP: Denial of Service
Date: September 21, 2008
Bugs: #234715
ID: 200809-11

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Synopsis
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A Denial of Service vulnerability has been reported in HAVP.

Background
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HAVP is a HTTP AntiVirus Proxy.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-proxy/havp lt; 0.89 gt;= 0.8=
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Description
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Peter Warasin reported an infinite loop in sockethandler.cpp when
connecting to a non-responsive HTTP server.

Impact
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A remote attacker could send requests to unavailable servers, resulting
in a Denial of Service.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All HAVP users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=net-proxy/havp-0.89"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2008-3688
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3688

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-200809-11.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 2008 Gentoo Foundation, 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/2.5



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