GLSA-201006-17 : lighttpd: Denial of Service

medium Nessus Plugin ID 46806



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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201006-17 (lighttpd: Denial of Service)

Li Ming reported that lighttpd does not properly process packets that are sent overly slow.
Impact :

A remote attacker might send specially crafted packets to a server running lighttpd, possibly resulting in a Denial of Service condition via host memory exhaustion.
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-1.4.25-r1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 46806

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201006-17.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Published: 6/4/2010

Updated: 1/6/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 2.2


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.9

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

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: 6/3/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0295

BID: 38036

CWE: 399

GLSA: 201006-17