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[ GLSA 200809-11 ] HAVP: Denial of Service
From: Pierre-Yves Rofes <py () gentoo org>
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2008 19:31:33 +0200

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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
========

A Denial of Service vulnerability has been reported in HAVP.

Background
==========

HAVP is a HTTP AntiVirus Proxy.

Affected packages
=================

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      Package         /  Vulnerable  /                       Unaffected
     -------------------------------------------------------------------
   1  net-proxy/havp       < 0.89                               >= 0.89

Description
===========

Peter Warasin reported an infinite loop in sockethandler.cpp when
connecting to a non-responsive HTTP server.

Impact
======

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

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All HAVP users should upgrade to the latest version:

     # emerge --sync
     # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=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
============

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?
=========

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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