GLSA 200502-21: lighttpd: Script source disclosure
Posted on: 02/15/2005 05:08 PM

A lighttpd security update has been released for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200502-21
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Low
Title: lighttpd: Script source disclosure
Date: February 15, 2005
Bugs: #81776
ID: 200502-21

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Synopsis
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An attacker can trick lighttpd into revealing the source of scripts that should be executed as CGI or FastCGI applications.

Background
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lighttpd is a small-footprint, fast, compliant and very flexible web-server which is optimized for high-performance environments.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 www-servers/lighttpd < 1.3.10-r1 >= 1.3.10-r1

Description
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lighttpd uses file extensions to determine which elements are programs that should be executed and which are static pages that should be sent as-is. By appending %00 to the filename, you can evade the extension detection mechanism while still accessing the file.

Impact
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A remote attacker could send specific queries and access the source of scripts that should have been executed as CGI or FastCGI applications.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All lighttpd users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-servers/lighttpd-1.3.10-r1"

References
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[ 1 ] lighttpd-announce Advisory
http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.web.lighttpd/1171

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200502-21.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2005 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0


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