thttpd/mini_httpd Virtual Hosting File Disclosure

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 2124


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 mini_httpd. It is reported that versions prior 1.18 are prone to an issue that may permit an attacker to access arbitrary files on the vulnerable web server when virtual hosting is enabled. In a chrooted environment, this may only disclose directories under the chroot.


Upgrade or patch according to vendor recommendations.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 2124

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2004/08/18

Modified: 2016/01/15

Dependencies: 1442

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

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

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


Base Score: 7.3

Temporal Score: 6.8


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:acme:thttpd

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0899

BID: 8906, 8924