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thttpd < 2.05 If-Modified-Since Header Overflow

Synopsis

The remote web server contains a buffer overflow in the portion of its code which processes the argument of the header 'If-Modified-Since'.

Description

The remote web server contains a buffer overflow in the portion of its code which processes the argument of the header 'If-Modified-Since'. By supplying a malformed argument to this header, an attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code on this host, with the privileges of the web server.

Solution

Upgrade to thttpd 2.05 or higher.