Debian Security Advisory

DLA-732-2 monit -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
06 Dec 2016
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 847196.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-7067.
More information:

The update for monit issued as DLA-732-1 causes monit to segfault at actions such as start/stop/restart. This update fixes the regression. For reference the original advisory text follows.

Adith Sudhakar discovered a cross-site request forgery (CSRF) issue in monit, a utility for monitoring hosts and services. An attacker could cause an authenticated admin to change monitoring for hosts/services through a forged link. This update fixes the vulnerability by adding CSRF protection via a security token and enforced POST requests for actions that cause changes to the monitoring.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 1:5.4-2+deb7u2.

We recommend that you upgrade your monit packages.

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