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Lighttpd: Buffer overflow



Lighttpd: Buffer overflow
Lighttpd: Buffer overflow



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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200709-16
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  Severity: High
     Title: Lighttpd: Buffer overflow
      Date: September 27, 2007
      Bugs: #191912
        ID: 200709-16

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Synopsis
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Lighttpd is vulnerable to the remote execution of arbitrary code.

Background
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Lighttpd is a lightweight HTTP web server.

Affected packages
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     Package               /  Vulnerable  /                 Unaffected
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  1  www-servers/lighttpd      < 1.4.18                      >= 1.4.18

Description
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Mattias Bengtsson and Philip Olausson have discovered a buffer overflow
vulnerability in the function fcgi_env_add() in the file mod_fastcgi.c
when processing overly long HTTP headers.

Impact
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A remote attacker could send a specially crafted request to the
vulnerable Lighttpd server, resulting in the remote execution of
arbitrary code with privileges of the user running the web server. Note
that mod_fastcgi is disabled in Gentoo's default configuration.

Workaround
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Edit the file /etc/lighttpd/lighttpd.conf and comment the following
line: "include mod_fastcgi.conf"

Resolution
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All Lighttpd users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-servers/lighttpd-1.4.18"

References
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  [ 1 ] CVE-2007-4727
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-4727 

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-200709-16.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 2007 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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