FreeBSD : lighttpd -- denial of service vulnerability (1a3bd81f-1b25-11df-bd1a-002170daae37)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 44625


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


Lighttpd security advisory reports :

If you send the request data very slow (e.g. sleep 0.01 after each byte), lighttpd will easily use all available memory and die (especially for parallel requests), allowing a DoS within minutes.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 44625

File Name: freebsd_pkg_1a3bd81f1b2511dfbd1a002170daae37.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Published: 2010/02/17

Modified: 2014/04/04

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/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: 2010/02/16

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/02/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0295

BID: 38036

CWE: 399