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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:26 am    Post subject: [ GLSA 201206-27 ] mini_httpd: Arbitrary code execution Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: mini_httpd: Arbitrary code execution (GLSA 201206-27)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: June 24, 2012
Bug(s): #303755
ID: 201206-27

Synopsis

A vulnerability in mini_httpd could allow remote attackers to
execute arbitrary code.


Background

mini_httpd is a small webserver with optional SSL and IPv6 support.

Affected Packages

Package: www-servers/mini_httpd
Vulnerable: > 1.19 <= 1.19
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

mini_httpd does not properly check for shell escapes when parsing HTTP
requests.


Impact

A remote attacker could send specially crafted HTTP requests, possibly
resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the
process, or allowing for overwriting of files.


Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

Gentoo discontinued support for mini_httpd. We recommend that users
unmerge mini_httpd:
Code:
# emerge --unmerge "www-servers/mini_httpd"
   


References

CVE-2009-4490
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