FreeBSD : lighttpd -- DOS when access files with mtime 0 (5678da43-ea99-11db-a802-000fea2763ce)

High Nessus Plugin ID 25049


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


Lighttpd SA :

Lighttpd caches the rendered string for mtime. The cache key has as a default value 0. At that point the pointer to the string are still NULL. If a file with an mtime of 0 is requested it tries to access the pointer and crashes.

The bug requires that a malicious user can either upload files or manipulate the mtime of the files.

The bug was reported by cubiq and fixed by Marcus Rueckert.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 25049

File Name: freebsd_pkg_5678da43ea9911dba802000fea2763ce.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/04/19

Modified: 2013/06/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:lighttpd, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2007/04/14

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/01/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-1870