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<glsa id="200804-08">
<title>lighttpd: Multiple vulnerabilities</title>
Multiple vulnerabilities in lighttpd may lead to information disclosure or
a Denial of Service.
<product type="ebuild">lighttpd</product>
<announced>April 10, 2008</announced>
<revised>April 10, 2008: 01</revised>
<package name="www-servers/lighttpd" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">1.4.19-r2</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">1.4.19-r2</vulnerable>
lighttpd is a lightweight high-performance web server.
Julien Cayzax discovered that an insecure default setting exists in
mod_userdir in lighttpd. When userdir.path is not set the default value
used is $HOME. It should be noted that the "nobody" user's $HOME is "/"
(CVE-2008-1270). An error also exists in the SSL connection code which
can be triggered when a user prematurely terminates his connection
<impact type="normal">
A remote attacker could exploit the first vulnerability to read
arbitrary files. The second vulnerability can be exploited by a remote
attacker to cause a Denial of Service by terminating a victim's SSL
As a workaround for CVE-2008-1270 you can set userdir.path to a
sensible value, e.g. <i>"public_html"</i>.
All lighttpd users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=www-servers/lighttpd-1.4.19-r2&quot;</code>
<uri link="">CVE-2008-1270</uri>
<uri link="">CVE-2008-1531</uri>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Sat, 29 Mar 2008 20:15:35 +0000">
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Thu, 03 Apr 2008 22:44:24 +0000">
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Sun, 06 Apr 2008 21:43:05 +0000">