FreeBSD : lighttpd -- multiple vulnerabilities (fb911e31-8ceb-11dd-bb29-000c6e274733)

High Nessus Plugin ID 34310


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


Lighttpd seurity announcement :

lighttpd 1.4.19, and possibly other versions before 1.5.0, does not decode the url before matching against rewrite and redirect patterns, which allows attackers to bypass rewrites rules. this can be a security problem in certain configurations if these rules are used to hide certain urls.

lighttpd 1.4.19, and possibly other versions before 1.5.0, does not lowercase the filename after generating it from the url in mod_userdir on case insensitive (file)systems.

As other modules are case sensitive, this may lead to information disclosure; for example if one configured php to handle files ending on '.php', an attacker will get the php source with

lighttpd 1.4.19 does not always release a header if it triggered a 400 (Bad Request) due to a duplicate header.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 34310

File Name: freebsd_pkg_fb911e318ceb11ddbb29000c6e274733.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.19 $

Type: local

Published: 2008/09/29

Modified: 2016/12/08

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

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: 2008/09/27

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2008/09/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-4298, CVE-2008-4359, CVE-2008-4360

BID: 31434

CWE: 200, 399