Lighttpd: Two Denials of Service — GLSA 200705-07

Two vulnerabilities have been discovered in Lighttpd, each allowing for a Denial of Service.

Affected Packages

www-servers/lighttpd on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.4.14
Unaffected versions >= 1.4.14

Background

Lighttpd is a lightweight HTTP web server.

Description

Robert Jakabosky discovered an infinite loop triggered by a connection abort when Lighttpd processes carriage return and line feed sequences. Marcus Rueckert discovered a NULL pointer dereference when a server running Lighttpd tries to access a file with a mtime of 0.

Impact

A remote attacker could upload a specially crafted file to the server or send a specially crafted request and then abort the connection, possibly resulting in a crash or a Denial of Service by CPU consumption.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Lighttpd users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-servers/lighttpd-1.4.14"

References

Release Date
May 07, 2007

Latest Revision
May 07, 2007: 01

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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