GLSA-200812-04 : lighttpd: Multiple vulnerabilities

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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-200812-04
(lighttpd: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in lighttpd:
Qhy reported a memory leak in the http_request_parse() function in
request.c (CVE-2008-4298).
Gaetan Bisson reported that URIs are not decoded before applying
url.redirect and url.rewrite rules (CVE-2008-4359).
Anders1 reported that mod_userdir performs case-sensitive comparisons
on filename components in configuration options, which is insufficient
when case-insensitive filesystems are used (CVE-2008-4360).

Impact :

A remote attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to cause a Denial
of Service, to bypass intended access restrictions, to obtain sensitive
information, or to possibly modify data.

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-1.4.20'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.8
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 35021 (gentoo_GLSA-200812-04.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 31434

CVE ID: CVE-2008-4298

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