Gentoo Forums
Gentoo Forums
Gentoo Forums
Quick Search: in
[ GLSA 200705-07 ] Lighttpd: Two Denials of Service
View unanswered posts
View posts from last 24 hours

 
Reply to topic    Gentoo Forums Forum Index News & Announcements
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
GLSA
Veteran
Veteran


Joined: 12 May 2004
Posts: 1471

PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 10:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200705-07 ] Lighttpd: Two Denials of Service Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Lighttpd: Two Denials of Service (GLSA 200705-07)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: May 07, 2007
Bug(s): #174043
ID: 200705-07

Synopsis

Two vulnerabilities have been discovered in Lighttpd, each allowing for a Denial of Service.

Background

Lighttpd is a lightweight HTTP web server.

Affected Packages

Package: www-servers/lighttpd
Vulnerable: < 1.4.14
Unaffected: >= 1.4.14
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Robert Jakabosky discovered an infinite loop triggered by a connection abort when Lighttpd processes carriage return and line feed sequences. Marcus Rueckert discovered a NULL pointer dereference when a server running Lighttpd tries to access a file with a mtime of 0.

Impact

A remote attacker could upload a specially crafted file to the server or send a specially crafted request and then abort the connection, possibly resulting in a crash or a Denial of Service by CPU consumption.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Lighttpd users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-servers/lighttpd-1.4.14"


References

CVE-2007-1869
CVE-2007-1870
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Gentoo Forums Forum Index News & Announcements All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum