thttpd < 2.20 Arbitrary World-Readable File Disclosure

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 2120


The remote host is vulnerable to a flaw that allows attackers to retrieve sensitive files or data


The remote host is running a vulnerable version of Acme thttpd. This web server includes a CGI program to provide server-side-includes functionalities. It is reported that this CGI program does not properly filter certain escape sequences. An attacker may view arbitrary files in a known location on the web server.


Upgrade to thttpd 2.20 or higher.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 2120

File Name: 2120.prm

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2004/08/18

Modified: 2016/01/21

Dependencies: 1442

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:W/RC:ND


Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 5


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:F/RL:W/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:acme:thttpd

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2000-0900

BID: 1737