Acme thttpd < 2.24 CGI Test Script Symlink Arbitrary File Overwrite

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 3282


The remote host is vulnerable to a local flaw in the way that it creates temporary files.


The remote host is running a vulnerable version of Acme thttpd. It is reported that versions prior to 2.24 are prone to a local flaw where temporary files can be used by local users to escalate their privileges on the machine. Specifically, attackers can use the insecure temp files to overwrite critical web content or configuration files.


Upgrade to version 2.24 or higher.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 3282

File Name: 3282.prm

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2005/11/07

Modified: 2016/11/23

Dependencies: 1442

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 4.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:U/RC:ND


Base Score: 5.9

Temporal Score: 5.9


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:H/RL:U/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:acme:thttpd

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-3124

BID: 15320

OSVDB: 20510