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Research > Zero-Day Tracker > 20130530

Monkey HTTP Daemon Buffer Overflow

Date Disclosed:
5/30/2013

Date Patched:
6/7/2013

Vendor:
Monkey HTTP Daemon Development Group

Affected Software:
Monkey HTTP Daemon 1.2.0 and possibly earlier versions

Description:
Monkey HTTP Daemon contains a buffer overflow caused by a signedness error within "mk_request_header_process()" which, if successfully exploited, may result in arbitrary code execution within the context of the daemon.

Severity:
High

Code Execution:
Yes.

Impact:
Remote Code Execution
Exploitation of this vulnerability is possible via maliciously crafted HTTP headers. Attackers who successfully exploit this vulnerability will be able to execute code on the vulnerable system with the same rights as vulnerable daemon.

Mitigation:
Upgrade to version 1.2.1 or newer.

Protection:
BeyondTrust's Retina® Network Security Scanner scans devices to detect for this vulnerability.

  • 19264 - Monkey HTTP Daemon Buffer Overflow (Zero-Day)

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Status:
5-30-13 - Original bug submission and vulnerability disclosure
6-07-13 - Bug fix committed.

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