LiteSpeed Web Server Source Code Information Disclosure

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 48246


The remote web server is affected by a source code disclosure vulnerability.


The installed version of the LiteSpeed web server software on the remote host returns the source of scripts hosted on it when a NULL byte and '.txt' is appended to the request URL.

A remote attacker may be able to leverage this issue to view a file on the web server's source code and possibly obtain passwords and other sensitive information from this host.


Upgrade to LiteSpeed version 4.0.15 or later.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 48246

File Name: litespeed_poison_null_byte.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2010/08/04

Modified: 2017/07/14

Dependencies: 10107, 67257

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: www/PHP

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Exploited by Nessus: true

Patch Publication Date: 2010/06/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/06/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-2333

BID: 40815

OSVDB: 65476

Secunia: 40128