GLSA-201206-27 : mini_httpd: Arbitrary code execution

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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-201206-27
(mini_httpd: Arbitrary code execution)

mini_httpd does not properly check for shell escapes when parsing HTTP

Impact :

A remote attacker could send specially crafted HTTP requests, possibly
resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the
process, or allowing for overwriting of files.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

Gentoo discontinued support for mini_httpd. We recommend that users
unmerge mini_httpd:
# emerge --unmerge 'www-servers/mini_httpd'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.1
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 59680 ()

Bugtraq ID: 37714

CVE ID: CVE-2009-4490

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