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Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2013 17:47:18 +0530
From: Ratul Gupta <>
Subject: Re: CVE request: monitorix: HTTP server 'handle_request()' session
 fixation & XSS vulnerabilities

On 12/10/2013 05:13 AM, wrote:
> Hash: SHA1
> In reading this, we were not sure what vulnerability or
> vulnerabilities you are referring to. First, the Subject line mentions
> session fixation, but the body of the message doesn't mention session
> fixation.
> says "The remote host is
> running a web server that fails to adequately sanitize request strings
> of malicious JavaScript. By leveraging this issue, an attacker may be
> able to inject arbitrary cookies. Depending on the structure of the
> web application, it may be possible to launch a 'session fixation'
> attack using this mechanism." This suggests some possibility that the
> session fixation issue is resultant from an XSS vulnerability. In that
> situation, the session fixation issue could not be assigned a separate
> Also, says "The remote
> host is running GoScript. The installed version fails to properly
> sanitize user-supplied input to the 'go.cgi' script. An
> unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this flaw to execute
> arbitrary commands on the remote host." This is apparently a 2004
> issue but does not have a CVE ID. Monitorix 3.3.1 apparently has a
> patch for it.
> says "3.3.1 version released ...
> 21-Nov-2013 ... This is a maintenance release that fixes a serious bug
> in the built-in HTTP server. It was discovered that the
> handle_request() routine did not properly perform input sanitization
> which led into a number of security vulnerabilities." (This is about
> some or all of the
> page).
> also says "3.4.0 version
> released ... 02-Dec-2013 ... This version also fixes an important
> number of bugs and two security issues ... not covered yet in the
> previous 3.3.1 version." These would very likely need separate CVE
> IDs.
> - -- 
> CVE assignment team, MITRE CVE Numbering Authority
> M/S M300
> 202 Burlington Road, Bedford, MA 01730 USA
> [ PGP key available through ]
> Version: GnuPG v1.4.14 (SunOS)
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The issues which needs CVE are described here:


Ratul Gupta / Red Hat Security Response Team

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