GLSA-200803-10 : lighttpd: Multiple vulnerabilities

This script is Copyright (C) 2008-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200803-10
(lighttpd: Multiple vulnerabilities)

lighttpd contains a calculation error when allocating the global file
descriptor array (CVE-2008-0983). Furthermore, it sends the source of a
CGI script instead of returning a 500 error (Internal Server Error)
when the fork() system call fails (CVE-2008-1111).

Impact :

A remote attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to cause a Denial
of Service or gain the source of a CGI script.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All lighttpd users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-servers/lighttpd-1.4.18-r2'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 31385 (gentoo_GLSA-200803-10.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-0983