This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200502-21
(lighttpd: Script source disclosure)
lighttpd uses file extensions to determine which elements are programs
that should be executed and which are static pages that should be sent
as-is. By appending %00 to the filename, you can evade the extension
detection mechanism while still accessing the file.
A remote attacker could send specific queries and access the source of
scripts that should have been executed as CGI or FastCGI applications.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All lighttpd users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-servers/lighttpd-1.3.10-r1'
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 16472 (gentoo_GLSA-200502-21.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2005-0453