GLSA-200705-07 : Lighttpd: Two Denials of Service

High Nessus Plugin ID 25184


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200705-07 (Lighttpd: Two Denials of Service)

Robert Jakabosky discovered an infinite loop triggered by a connection abort when Lighttpd processes carriage return and line feed sequences.
Marcus Rueckert discovered a NULL pointer dereference when a server running Lighttpd tries to access a file with a mtime of 0.
Impact :

A remote attacker could upload a specially crafted file to the server or send a specially crafted request and then abort the connection, possibly resulting in a crash or a Denial of Service by CPU consumption.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Lighttpd users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-servers/lighttpd-1.4.14'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 25184

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200705-07.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/05/10

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:lighttpd, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/05/07

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/04/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-1869, CVE-2007-1870

BID: 23515

OSVDB: 34175, 34176

GLSA: 200705-07