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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200804-08
(lighttpd: Multiple vulnerabilities)
Julien Cayzax discovered that an insecure default setting exists in
mod_userdir in lighttpd. When userdir.path is not set the default value
used is $HOME. It should be noted that the 'nobody' user's $HOME is '/'
(CVE-2008-1270). An error also exists in the SSL connection code which
can be triggered when a user prematurely terminates his connection
A remote attacker could exploit the first vulnerability to read
arbitrary files. The second vulnerability can be exploited by a remote
attacker to cause a Denial of Service by terminating a victim's SSL
As a workaround for CVE-2008-1270 you can set userdir.path to a
sensible value, e.g. 'public_html'.
See also :
All lighttpd users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-servers/lighttpd-1.4.19-r2'
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 31955 (gentoo_GLSA-200804-08.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2008-1270CVE-2008-1531
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