Amazon Linux AMI : lighttpd Denial of Service (ALAS-2013-179)

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Synopsis :

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description :

The http_request_split_value function in request.c in lighttpd before
1.4.32 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite
loop) via a request with a header containing an empty token, as
demonstrated using the 'Connection: TE,,Keep-Alive' header.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?c9e8bf08

Solution :

Run 'yum update lighttpd' to update your system.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69738 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-5533