Two vulnerabilities have been reported in Monkey HTTP Daemon, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service) or compromise a vulnerable system.
1) A syntax error within the handling of certain requests can be exploited to cause a DoS by requesting a 0 byte file repeatedly.
Successful exploitation requires that a 0 byte file is accessible.
2) A format string error in "cgi.c" due to a double expansion in the "m_build_buffer_from_buffer()" function can be exploited to execute arbitrary code via a specially crafted request containing format specifiers.
Solution: Update to version 0.9.1.
Provided and/or discovered by: 1) Ciaran McCreesh, Gentoo Linux.
2) Tavis Ormandy, Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team.
Original Advisory: Gentoo:
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Subject: Monkey HTTP Daemon Denial of Service and Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities
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