FreeBSD : lighttpd -- denial of service vulnerability (1a3bd81f-1b25-11df-bd1a-002170daae37)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.

Description :

Lighttpd security advisory reports :

If you send the request data very slow (e.g. sleep 0.01 after each
byte), lighttpd will easily use all available memory and die
(especially for parallel requests), allowing a DoS within minutes.

See also :

http://download.lighttpd.net/lighttpd/security/lighttpd_sa_2010_01.txt
http://www.nessus.org/u?238f62d1

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 44625 (freebsd_pkg_1a3bd81f1b2511dfbd1a002170daae37.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 38036

CVE ID: CVE-2010-0295

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