lighttpd < 1.3.8 Null Byte Request CGI Script Source Code Disclosure
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 16475
SynopsisThe remote web server is affected by an information disclosure vulnerability.
DescriptionAccording to its banner, the version of lighttpd running on the remote host is prior to 1.3.8. It is, therefore, affected by an information disclosure vulnerability. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability, by requesting a CGI script that is appended by a '%00', to read the source of the script.
Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.
SolutionUpgrade to lighttpd version 1.3.8 or later