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<glsa id="201206-27">
<title>mini_httpd: Arbitrary code execution</title>
<synopsis>A vulnerability in mini_httpd could allow remote attackers to
execute arbitrary code.
<product type="ebuild">mini_httpd</product>
<announced>June 24, 2012</announced>
<revised>June 24, 2012: 1</revised>
<package name="www-servers/mini_httpd" auto="yes" arch="*">
<vulnerable range="rle">1.19</vulnerable>
<p>mini_httpd is a small webserver with optional SSL and IPv6 support.</p>
<p>mini_httpd does not properly check for shell escapes when parsing HTTP
<impact type="normal">
<p>A remote attacker could send specially crafted HTTP requests, possibly
resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the
process, or allowing for overwriting of files.
<p>There is no known workaround at this time.</p>
<p>Gentoo discontinued support for mini_httpd. We recommend that users
unmerge mini_httpd:
# emerge --unmerge "www-servers/mini_httpd"
<uri link="">CVE-2009-4490</uri>
<metadata timestamp="Fri, 11 May 2012 17:25:55 +0000" tag="requester">
<metadata timestamp="Sun, 24 Jun 2012 22:37:57 +0000" tag="submitter">ackle</metadata>