A bug in get_real_string() function allows for a Denial of Service attack to be launched against the webserver.
|Package||www-servers/monkeyd on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 0.8.2|
|Unaffected versions||>= 0.8.2|
The Monkey HTTP daemon is a Web server written in C that works under Linux and is based on the HTTP/1.1 protocol. It aims to develop a fast, efficient and small web server.
A bug in the URI processing of incoming requests allows for a Denial of Service to be launched against the webserver, which may cause the server to crash or behave sporadically.
Although there are no public exploits known for bug, users are recommended to upgrade to ensure the security of their infrastructure.
There is no immediate workaround; a software upgrade is required. The vulnerable function in the code has been rewritten.
All users are recommended to upgrade monkeyd to 0.8.2:
# emerge sync # emerge -pv ">=www-servers/monkeyd-0.8.2" # emerge ">=www-servers/monkeyd-0.8.2"
February 11, 2004
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