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lighttpd: Multiple vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200812-04 / lighttpd
Release Date December 02, 2008
Latest Revision December 02, 2008: 01
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
www-servers/lighttpd < 1.4.20 >= 1.4.20 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #238180


Multiple vulnerabilities in lighttpd may lead to information disclosure or a Denial of Service.

2.  Impact Information


lighttpd is a lightweight high-performance web server.


Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in lighttpd:

  • Qhy reported a memory leak in the http_request_parse() function in request.c (CVE-2008-4298).
  • Gaetan Bisson reported that URIs are not decoded before applying url.redirect and url.rewrite rules (CVE-2008-4359).
  • Anders1 reported that mod_userdir performs case-sensitive comparisons on filename components in configuration options, which is insufficient when case-insensitive filesystems are used (CVE-2008-4360).


A remote attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to cause a Denial of Service, to bypass intended access restrictions, to obtain sensitive information, or to possibly modify data.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All lighttpd users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-servers/lighttpd-1.4.20"

4.  References


Page updated December 02, 2008

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