Hiawatha 'setuid' Local Privilege Escalation

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Synopsis :

The remote web server is affected by a privilege escalation
vulnerability.

Description :

According to its server response header, the installed version of
Hiawatha is a version prior to 1.0b. A flaw exists in the 'setuid'
function that could allow a local attacker to gain elevated
privileges.

See also :

http://www.hiawatha-webserver.org/changelog

Solution :

Upgrade to Hiawatha 1.0b or later.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Web Servers

Nessus Plugin ID: 69036 ()

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