Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : lighttpd (MDVSA-2013:277)

High Nessus Plugin ID 71031


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated lighttpd packages fix security vulnerabilities :

lighttpd before 1.4.34, when SNI is enabled, configures weak SSL ciphers, which makes it easier for remote attackers to hijack sessions by inserting packets into the client-server data stream or obtain sensitive information by sniffing the network (CVE-2013-4508).

In lighttpd before 1.4.34, if setuid() fails for any reason, for instance if an environment limits the number of processes a user can have and the target uid already is at the limit, lighttpd will run as root. A user who can run CGI scripts could clone() often; in this case a lighttpd restart would end up with lighttpd running as root, and the CGI scripts would run as root too (CVE-2013-4559).

In lighttpd before 1.4.34, if fam is enabled and there are directories reachable from configured doc roots and aliases on which FAMMonitorDirectory fails, a remote client could trigger a DoS (CVE-2013-4560).


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 71031

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2013-277.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/11/22

Modified: 2013/11/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.6

Temporal Score: 6.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lighttpd, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lighttpd-mod_auth, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lighttpd-mod_cml, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lighttpd-mod_compress, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lighttpd-mod_magnet, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lighttpd-mod_mysql_vhost, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lighttpd-mod_trigger_b4_dl, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lighttpd-mod_webdav, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/11/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-4508, CVE-2013-4559, CVE-2013-4560

BID: 63534, 63686, 63688

MDVSA: 2013:277