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Gentoo: Lighttpd Multiple vulnerabilities Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Gentoo Several vulnerabilities were reported in Lighttpd, most of them allowing a Denial of Service and potentially the remote execution of arbitrary code.
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200708-11
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: Lighttpd: Multiple vulnerabilities
      Date: August 16, 2007
      Bugs: #185442
        ID: 200708-11

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Synopsis
========

Several vulnerabilities were reported in Lighttpd, most of them
allowing a Denial of Service and potentially the remote execution of
arbitrary code.

Background
==========

Lighttpd is a lightweight HTTP web server.

Affected packages
=================

    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package               /  Vulnerable  /                 Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  www-servers/lighttpd      < 1.4.16                      >= 1.4.16

Description
===========

Stefan Esser discovered errors with evidence of memory corruption in
the code parsing the headers. Several independent researchers also
reported errors involving the handling of HTTP headers, the mod_auth
and mod_scgi modules, and the limitation of active connections.

Impact
======

A remote attacker can trigger any of these vulnerabilities by sending
malicious data to the server, which may lead to a crash or memory
exhaustion, and potentially the execution of arbitrary code.
Additionally, access-deny settings can be evaded by appending a final /
to a URL.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All Lighttpd users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-servers/lighttpd-1.4.16"

References
==========

  [ 1 ] CVE-2007-3946
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-3946
  [ 2 ] CVE-2007-3947
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-3947
  [ 3 ] CVE-2007-3948
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-3948
  [ 4 ] CVE-2007-3949
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-3949
  [ 5 ] CVE-2007-3950
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-3950

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200708-11.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2007 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5
 
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