thttpd/mini_httpd < 2.24 Virtual Hosting File Disclosure

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 2125


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. It is reported that versions prior 2.24 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 to version 2.24 or higher.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 2125

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2004/08/18

Modified: 2018/09/16

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