USN-3971-1: Monit vulnerabilities

08 May 2019

Several security issues were fixed in Monit

Releases

Packages

  • monit - utility for monitoring and managing daemons or similar programs

Details

Zack Flack discovered that Monit incorrectly handled certain input. A remote
authenticated user could exploit this to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS)
attacks. (CVE-2019-11454)

Zack Flack discovered a buffer overread when Monit decoded certain crafted URLs.
An attacker could exploit this to leak potentially sensitive information.
(CVE-2019-11455)

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 19.04
Ubuntu 18.10

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.