Monkey httpd get_real_string denial of service

monkey-getrealstring-dos (15187) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Monkey HTTP Daemon is vulnerable to a buffer overflow in the get_real_string function. By creating a specially-crafted request, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and cause the server to crash.


Consequences:

Denial of Service

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of Monkey HTTP Daemon (0.8.2 or later), available from the Monkey Web page. See References.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Eduardo Silva Monkey HTTP Daemon 0.8.1
  • Gentoo Linux

Reported:

Feb 11, 2004

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