GLSA-200803-10 : lighttpd: Multiple vulnerabilities
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 31385
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200803-10 (lighttpd: Multiple vulnerabilities)
lighttpd contains a calculation error when allocating the global file descriptor array (CVE-2008-0983). Furthermore, it sends the source of a CGI script instead of returning a 500 error (Internal Server Error) when the fork() system call fails (CVE-2008-1111).
A remote attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to cause a Denial of Service or gain the source of a CGI script.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll lighttpd users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-servers/lighttpd-1.4.18-r2'