GLSA-201006-17 : lighttpd: Denial of Service

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201006-17
(lighttpd: Denial of Service)

Li Ming reported that lighttpd does not properly process packets that
are sent overly slow.

Impact :

A remote attacker might send specially crafted packets to a server
running lighttpd, possibly resulting in a Denial of Service condition
via host memory exhaustion.

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-1.4.25-r1'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 46806 (gentoo_GLSA-201006-17.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 38036

CVE ID: CVE-2010-0295