FreeBSD : lighttpd -- OpenSSL Error Queue Denial of Service Vulnerability (1ac77649-0908-11dd-974d-000fea2763ce)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 31953


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


Secunia reports :

A vulnerability has been reported in lighttpd, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

The vulnerability is caused due to lighttpd not properly clearing the OpenSSL error queue. This can be exploited to close concurrent SSL connections of lighttpd by terminating one SSL connection.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 31953

File Name: freebsd_pkg_1ac77649090811dd974d000fea2763ce.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2008/04/17

Modified: 2016/05/09

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/04/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2008/04/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1531

BID: 28489

Secunia: 29649