lighttpd Null Byte Request CGI Script Source Code Disclosure

This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote web server is affected by an information disclosure
vulnerability.

Description :

The remote host is running lighttpd, a small web server, which is
affected by an information disclosure vulnerability.

By requesting a CGI script that is appended by a '%00', an attacker
will be able to read the source of the script.

See also :

http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.web.lighttpd/1171

Solution :

Upgrade to lighttpd 1.3.8 or later

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Web Servers

Nessus Plugin ID: 16475 (lighttpd_cgi.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 12567

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0453