GLSA 200812-04 lighttpd: Multiple vulnerabilities
Posted on: 12/02/2008 06:55 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - lighttpd: Multiple vulnerabilities. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200812-04
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: lighttpd: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: December 02, 2008
Bugs: #238180
ID: 200812-04

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Synopsis
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Multiple vulnerabilities in lighttpd may lead to information disclosure
or a Denial of Service.

Background
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lighttpd is a lightweight high-performance web server.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 www-servers/lighttpd lt; 1.4.20 gt;= 1.4.20

Description
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Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in lighttpd:

* Qhy reported a memory leak in the http_request_parse() function in
request.c (CVE-2008-4298).

* Gaetan Bisson reported that URIs are not decoded before applying
url.redirect and url.rewrite rules (CVE-2008-4359).

* Anders1 reported that mod_userdir performs case-sensitive
comparisons on filename components in configuration options, which is
insufficient when case-insensitive filesystems are used
(CVE-2008-4360).

Impact
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A remote attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to cause a Denial
of Service, to bypass intended access restrictions, to obtain sensitive
information, or to possibly modify data.

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 "gt;=www-servers/lighttpd-1.4.20"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2008-4298
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-4298
[ 2 ] CVE-2008-4359
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-4359
[ 3 ] CVE-2008-4360
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-4360

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-200812-04.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 2008 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/2.5



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